Inside: Interesting Places in Arizona

I’ve started posting again on my travel blog. I’d love it if you took a look. Thanks!

Wandrin' Round

For months now, things have been pretty quiet around Wandrin’ Round.  I apologize for the silence from the bottom of my heart.  It’s just that I needed to make some hard choices about how I was spending  my time and this little blog ended up on the chopping block temporarily.  To be honest, the time crunch hasn’t improved (if anything it’s gotten worse), but I miss writing about my travels and I think the distraction of reminiscing about special places and fun times will do me some good.

This week, the theme of The Weekly Photo Challenge on the WordPress blog is Inside.  I thought I’d share a few “inside” photographs of some one-of-a-kind places my family visited in Arizona on our trip between Christmas and the New Year last year.  It was a great experience filled with grand vistas, pre-European American history, vast open spaces, and long road trips. …

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Wandrin' Round

This Memorial Day weekend my family camped at Caledonia, a state park located about fifteen miles west of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  We would still be there if severe thunderstorms hadn’t forced us to prematurely pack up and hightail it home late last night (we camp in a tent).  The majority of our time was spent in the National Military Park, getting up close and personal with one of the most important and bloodiest battles of the Civil War.  When we planned this trip, we weren’t purposely making the connection between Memorial Day and the great human sacrifice for freedom and unity that was displayed at Gettysburg during July 1 – 3, 1863.  Now that I think about it, though, it was a most fitting way to be reminded of the dear cost of liberty for all in the United States of America.

For the up close and personal experience we were looking for, we chose to take a guided bike tour of the battlefield…

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