travel

Zion National Park in Utah

It was hard to believe we were in the desert. With its lush trees and flowing waters, Utah’s Zion National Park looked more like Maine’s 2,000-miles-away Acadia than Nevada’s two-hours-away Valley of Fire, where we’d hiked the day before on the first stop of our side trip from Las Vegas. But the towering walls of… Read More Zion National Park in Utah

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Two Days in Maryland

The geese glided across the sparkling blue water.  The long branches of the white birches reached upward, standing out against the deep blue sky and their neighboring bare trees.  The day was cold but clear as my companion and I explored Patapsco Valley State Park.  I had returned to Maryland the night before for a quick… Read More Two Days in Maryland