A Day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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A Day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I had no idea there’s a haven of lush forest and a vibrant railroad history paralleling the Cuyahoga River between Cleveland and Akron until I spent a day in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I knew there are beautiful rolling hills covered with forest near Cleveland, but what I wasn’t expected was beautiful waterfalls, picturesque serene … Continue reading

Crater Lake Lodge’s Grilled Pimento Cheese
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Crater Lake Lodge’s Grilled Pimento Cheese

Crater Lake is legendary for its awe-inspiring views.  In this pimento-cheese-loving southern gal’s book, Crater Lake Lodge is legendary for its grilled pimento cheese.  The perfect pimento cheese should be gooey and chunky with a bit of a tangy bite to it.  It’s even better oozing out of a grilled sandwich. While visiting Crater Lake … Continue reading

Sunset From Below Sea Level
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Sunset From Below Sea Level

Magical, stunning, spectacular, mesmerizing, fantastic, breathtaking – all wonderful ways to describe a sunset in Death Valley National Park.  But, watching sunset from 282 feet below sea level in Badwater Basin will leave you speechless. Standing in the lowest spot in North America and watching the sky turn from shades of yellow to pink and … Continue reading

“In God’s Country” in Joshua Tree National Park
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“In God’s Country” in Joshua Tree National Park

“I wanna run, I wanna hide.  I wanna tear down the walls that hold me inside.”  Those are the first words of “Where the Streets Have No Name.”  Those are the opening words of the legendary rock band U2’s album The Joshua Tree.  For years I had wanted to go to the mythical and magical … Continue reading