Death Valley

All of my kids are big Star Wars fans. When we heard that several Star Wars’ scenes were filmed at Death Valley, we knew we had to squeeze a day trip into our Las Vegas vacation. “Death Valley…so empty, so vast, so simple, so quiet.” Death Valley is a desert valley in Eastern California, in the northern MojaveContinue reading “Death Valley”

Grand Canyon West

The Grand Canyon is one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World. It was carved by the Colorado River in Arizona, United States. The canyon is 277 miles long, over a mile deep, and, in some spots, 18 miles wide. There are four separate places where you can visit the Grand Canyon–North, South, East,Continue reading “Grand Canyon West”

Mount Vernon

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is the historic home of George and Martha Washington, located on the banks of the Potomac River. Guests can see the historic mansion, stately rooms, and outbuildings preserved to the year 1799, the last year of George Washington’s life.  We love Mount Vernon. It’s been a favorite of ours since we started visitingContinue reading “Mount Vernon”

Prince William Forest Park

Prince William Forest Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov) I can’t believe it took us years and Covid to find this hidden gem. Thirty-seven miles of hiking trails nestled in 15,000 acres, and it’s less than an hour from Fredericksburg–not far from Quantico. The scenic drive is an easy way to quickly see what thereContinue reading “Prince William Forest Park”