The Appalachians: America’s First Frontier

Today's featured mountain range is...The Appalachians! America's First Western Frontier. And...Our very own backyard. 🙂     The Appalachian Mountains are the largest and most significant mountain range east of the Mississippi River. They are a very old range of mountains (nearly 500 million years), very much worn down by the passage of time, and …

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Which is the ‘best’ US National Park?

Which is the 'best' US National Park?     Obviously a subjective question, and part of that subjectivity comes with what exactly you are looking for in a park. Car camping vs hiking, mountains vs. desert, etc. But one thing is obvious...a whole bunch of people like to go to National Parks, and a sizable …

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Monarch Butterfly Migration

Recently we went to Southport, NC to celebrate Sylvia's birthday (Sylvia insists on having a birthday EVERY single year.) While we were there, we caught the Monarch Butterfly migration as it was passing through. Though it is far less well known than bird migrations, Monarch Butterflies do migrate South to warmer climates during the winter. …

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