Even though the Grand Canyon is really much, much older, I'd like to take a brief moment and wish a (belated) Happy Centennial to the National Park, which officially turned 100 this past February. It would be remiss not to add an extra cheer for Teddy Roosevelt, the first champion of the park. I can't … Continue reading Happy (Belated) Birthday Grand Canyon National Park!
Month: April 2019
Book Review: The Hour of Land
With great power comes great responsibility. ~ Stan Lee (and many other sources; choose your favorite). Maybe the best way for you to experience this book is if a radioactive spider, filled with the knowledge of it, were to crawl out of a port on the device in your hands and bite you, bestowing on … Continue reading Book Review: The Hour of Land
Sanity & Thankfulness
Our ability to travel is a privilege. But it is also a choice. Money is time. Where do we spend our time? Wilderness is not my leisure or my recreation. It is my sanity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams, The Hour of Land Here is the beginning of my day. I try to spend a minute … Continue reading Sanity & Thankfulness
Mollusk Monarch Mug Shots
Brad I the Banana Slug, First King of Fall Creek Ventured out to survey his dominion last week. Brad sped* to a vantage point. With great discerning, He carefully inspected all things concerning: Ferns ferning? Trees yearning? Trails turning? Creek churning? Check, check, check and check. But then, upon adjourning Someone** seized the slimy sovereign … Continue reading Mollusk Monarch Mug Shots
What the Dickens?!
Have you ever started to say something, realized what a mistake you were making, and then successfully finished the sentence in another direction? Yeah, me neither. I mean, I've tried, but even when I've stuttered my way through a semi-coherent replacement sentence, there's always that feeling that the person listening can see right through me. … Continue reading What the Dickens?!
As mentioned in the review of the book What's the Difference?, this is a new feature of Campfire Tales comparing photos side by side to determine their similarities and differences. Today's topic is transportation. Let's start with similarities, "Bike Share Programs" in Italy and the United States. Italy is on the left, and I think … Continue reading Same/Difference: Transportation
Book Review: What’s the Difference?
"Children's book review? Come on, Camp Host Chad! Is this a tardy April Fools joke? Are you kidding us?" Not kidding. I bought What's the Difference? by Emma Strack in a Yosemite National Park gift shop for an adult friend who loves Jeopardy! Loves loves it. Watches it every night religiously. He enjoyed this book. … Continue reading Book Review: What’s the Difference?