The Blue Planet For The Home Sweet Homers


The Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia have been famous long before Shenandoah National Park was established. People came here to rest and get recreation. President Herbert Hoover and the first Lady build a camp in the park as a retreat. Not too far from Washington and completely different. Good for escaping the city stress. In 1930, the depression era Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) “boys” came to built facilities, so that everyone could… Read More

The home of the black bear! Our arrival t The Great Smoky Mountains was a bit late. We purchased a free backpacking camping permit for the National Park. The permit had an illustration explaining how to hang your backpack on a cable between two trees so the bears couldn’t reach it, which at first we thought would be a great experience. After talking to a ranger, who et us know lately people… Read More

Arriving at Mammoth Cave National Park in the fall was a good choice. The 80 square miles National Park gave us a colorful welcome. Mammoth Cave National Park in the fall resembles a bit to the Belgian Ardennes, which we strongly miss. It was nice to walk around in a forest that felt like home. Mammoth Cave is mainly known for its 365 miles underground caves. Several tours are organized to visit… Read More

The park lies on an underground salt bed that is basically responsible for the arches, spires, balanced rocks and eroded monoliths. Water and ice, extreme temperatures and underground salt movements are responsible for the sculptured rock scenery of Arches National Park.   The scenic drive amid the Arches National Park takes you along various unbelievably shaped rocks. With your creativity at loose, you can observe the tree ladies, petrified dunes, and many… Read More

The many layers formed from sediments deposited over hundreds of millions of years in seas, tidal flats, deserts and other ancient environments. Regional mountain- building bent, or flexed, rock layers into a huge water pocket fold. Capitol Ref National Park preserves the fold and its eroded colorful cliffs, massive domes, natural arches and twisting canyons. It is a place humans used for thousands of years, from early indigenous people to Mormon pioneers…. Read More

Bryce canyon was established in 1928 and named after Ebenezer Bryce, a cattleman who settled in the area in 1875. Situated atop the Pauntsaugunt plateau, full with pine trees, the green view end abruptly at the rim of Bryce Canyon, exposing the dramatic 8 000 foot drop-off into a spectacular beautiful, wide and colorful canyon below. Cut from layers of limestone, a relatively “soft” rock, Bryce eroded and formed the terrain as… Read More