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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…)
Youth soccer camp is a fun experience for your child, and can teach them so important skills like working together as a team and great sportsmanship. It’s a popular sport in America, especially for high school aged boys and girls, with an estimated 284,000 boys and 209,000 girls in the United States play high school […]
The U.S. has nearly 2,000 indoor ice hockey rinks and about 500 outdoor ones, but it often isn’t enough, especially in places that don’t have winter for six months out of the year. Hockey is seeing explosive growth in the U.S., with nearly 520,000 registered players in the 2013-2014 season, the most ever. That has […]
Other than freedom and the smell of crackling bacon in the morning (or anytime for that matter), there are two things that Americans love: sports and fashion. When these two worlds collide with the love of American’s favorite beautiful things can happen that borderline on sheer magic. Fashion is more than just the clothes you […]