America the Beautiful

I am blessed to have a family that greatly values traveling.  When we travel, though, we don’t head to the beaches or Europe.  Instead, we spend our vacations exploring America’s national parks, admiring this nation’s incredible and diverse beauty.  Over the years, some of the national parks we have visited include Yellowstone (WY, MT, and ID), Yosemite (CA), Sequoia (CA), Kings Canyon (CA), Grand Canyon … Continue reading America the Beautiful

Chicken Poop in the Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States with a multitude of environmental, economic, and aesthetic benefits.  It absorbs flood waters, prevents erosion, filters polluted storm water runoff, provides a habitat for a large number highly productive organisms, houses two of the North Atlantic’s five major shipping ports, and supports educational and family activities such as boating, swimming, and bird-watching. As a … Continue reading Chicken Poop in the Chesapeake Bay