For the past fifteen years I’ve heard my mother dream of visiting Niagara Falls. It surely is a destination that everyone should put on their bucket list.  Even though it was 1,400 miles away, driving up to Niagara Falls was well worth the effort. The first moment we reached the railing and looked over the…

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Living in the concrete jungle, or even suburbia, you can’t just walk out your back door and find a wealth of options for observing nature.  While there are plenty of bugs, trees, and birds to watch in my back yard, sometimes I’d like to inspire my little scientists with more.  Here’s my list of 60…

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To go back to the beginning of the story, click here.   Our day was winding down and the kids were wearing out.  Even though we had a beautiful view, and a wonderful day, the thought of the distance we were from the car was overwhelming.  It would be a good hike to get back to…

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If you’d like to start at the beginning of the story, click here Down an amazing set of stairs at Mineral Wells State Park, we found a big rock to pull out our lunch and eat together. The incredible calmness of the park was interrupted by the bickering of my children.   I can’t recall the details…

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