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Journeys Through America is a nonprofit organization providing educational material for all school-aged children across the country. The program will form partnerships with local school districts to provide children with a new, interactive, educational experience integrating the history of America and its National Parks. Journeys Through America's goal is to foster a fun and adventurous learning environment that will promote altruistic growth within our children and our greater community.

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Mount Rainer National Park

By Aug 24th 2010 No Comments »

On March 2, 1899 Mount Rainer was designated the 5th National Park in the Unites States. The 368 square miles of forests, meadows, glaciers, and vast scenic wonders of this majestic volcano have been preserved for all to enjoy. Unfortunately for us, the weather was not our side while there, and we were forced to enjoy […]

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North Cascades National Park

By Aug 20th 2010 No Comments »

I believe I had a predisposition that I wasn’t going to be impressed with North Cascades National Park having coming from Glacier National Park, but on the contrary, I was in fact equally impressed!! Jagged peaks, deep valleys, cascading waterfalls and more than 300 glaciers define the North Cascades National Park complex.  The region is […]

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Glacier National Park

By Aug 17th 2010 No Comments »

Glacier National Park “The Crown of the Continent” is located in Montana, bordering the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park was established in 1910 and encompasses over 1,000,000 acres.  Knowing nothing about Montana I was at a jaw dropping awe at the blue sky that surrounded the landscape as we drove through […]

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Grand Teton National Park

By Aug 12th 2010 No Comments »

Grand Teton National Park… Grand it is! And also my new favorite place.  A serene atmosphere with lots of activities to choose from with the added benefit of the majestic Tetons as your backdrop. As soon as we entered the park, I knew I was at a new second home. A big appreciative I have […]

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Herrin Happening

By Aug 6th 2010 No Comments »

The past two weeks at the H Bar G Ranch in Estes Park, Colorado has been an unforgettable and memorable experience.  Being away from my own family has been a challenge but the Herrin family was more than welcoming and loving. I feel as though I am now blessed with 30 additional family members.  The 2010 […]

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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs CO

By Jul 30th 2010 No Comments »

En route to our next stop, Estes Park, CO we stopped off at the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Garden of the Gods is a beautiful city park run by Colorado Springs. The name of the park dates back to 1859 when two surveyors helping to set up nearby Colorado City were […]

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Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

By Jul 30th 2010 No Comments »

After the drive through New Mexico, we arrived at the much anticipated Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado. Originally designated Great Sand Dunes National Monument, Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve was created in 2004. As we drove across Southern Colorado, the outline of the dunes slowly came into our view, with the […]

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

By Jul 22nd 2010 No Comments »

It’s been called the ‘Grand Canyon with a roof on it’ and Ansel Adams once described this park as “something that should not exist in relation to human beings. Something that is as remote as the galaxy, incomprehensible as a nightmare, and beautiful in spite of everything.” Carlsbad Caverns is an underground oasis of things […]

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Guadalupe Mountains National Park

By Jul 22nd 2010 No Comments »

A quick drive through mid-western Texas and we reached our next destination, Guadalupe Mountains National Park.  Before we even dive into what we did at the park, we’d like to note one really interesting fact. The Guadalupe Mountains were once submerged by an ancient inland sea during the Permian period.  And the mountains themselves were […]

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Big Bend National Park

By Jul 22nd 2010 No Comments »

On Sunday we arrived at Big Bend National Park in Texas.  Surrounded by the Chihuahuan Desert’s beautiful vegetation, the Rio Grande and the Chisos Mountains, this was quite a sight to see.  The rocks of Big Bend are a complex lot. Two seas, one after another flowed and subsided in the region hundreds of millions […]

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