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The 53-year old parents seem a little old fashioned. A little stiff. Definitely boring. That’s why their two daughters were surprised when they came home one summer evening to find the parents sitting at home laughing so hard that they were nearly crying as they flipped through a box of old photos. It’s not that the parents did not usually laugh, it was just that their laughter was usually a little more controlled.
The boxes of photos were from a summer 35 years ago. After their first year in college, the much younger couple traveled from Nebraska to Colorado to work at a church camp. The most surprising photos were of mom and dad whitewater rafting. Turns out at least once a month these old fashioned, stiff, (more…)
With close to five million visitors every year, Grand Canyon National Park sometimes feels more like a city of humans in the wild than it does pure, unadorned nature. While the breathtaking views from the rim are worth the trip alone, there’s more to the Canyon than rocks and gorges. The area is teeming with wildlife, some of it unique to the Arizona area — but with so many people around, animals can be difficult to spot from the top of the canyon.
Whether you’re a bird lover or reptile fiend, the Grand Canyon area has something for everyone, with over 250 kinds of birds, 70 mammal species, and plenty of reptiles and amphibians. The best way to get a glimpse of them, however, is to get down into the gorge itself. (more…)
How does ballistic body armor work? Body armor plates and tactical body armor is the very definition of technology and science colliding. Using the very best materials for the most hazardous of situations, these complex pieces of wearable equipment are often the only thing standing in-between a person and certain death when out on the […]
According to research done by the Pew Research Center, 3 in 10 American adults say that they currently own a gun. If you ask any American why they own guns, specifically pistols, one of the answers that you are most likely to receive is “for protection purposes.” In a world where times are constantly changing […]
Barbecuing is a big business in the United States. About 75% of American households now own a grill, according to the Hearth, Patio, and Barbecue Association, and 60% of us are grilling outside during every season of the year. With so many people grilling, it just makes sense that there are a lot of barbecue […]