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Seven Different Types of Bridges and Why We Build Them

  Inspired By the Bridges in San Francisco Seeing these magnificent bridges inspired me to learn more about these landmarks.  Of course, this led me to learn about all different types of bridges. Golden Gate Bridge The Golden Gate Bridge is the symbol of California.  This suspension bridge was designed

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Muir Woods: Learn About the Impressive Coastal Redwoods and More!

Muir Woods: A Little History First! President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Muir Woods a National Monument in January of 1908.  John Muir (1838-1914) was a mountaineer and naturalist.  He spent much of his life wandering in the wilderness.  Muir was a strong advocate for the natural world and encouraged others to

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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary: A Great to Place to Spend a Day!

Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, located in Naples, Florida, is one of 41 National Audubon Societies.  Audubon societies “protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow, throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation.”  Corkscrew Sanctuary covers about 13,000 acres and has a 2.25-mile boardwalk. 

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Do You Want to See the Desert in Bloom?

  Cacti in Bloom So, in my first post about the Desert Botanical Garden, I wrote that I wanted to visit when the cacti were flowering.  Well, I did it!  My husband and I visited in April, and things were more beautiful than I imagined!  We saw many different cacti,

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Geocaching is Super Fun and Healthy for Families

  What is Geocaching? Basically, geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunt!  It started in 2000.  Since then, over 3 million caches (things that are hidden) have been placed around the world.  Once the treasure is found a log is signed, so the hider knows who’s found it. The Science Behind

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The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix is Impressive to Tour

  Where is the Desert Botanical Garden? I visited the Desert Botanical Garden in January while visiting my daughter and son-in-law in Phoenix, Arizona.  The gardens are in the Sonoran Desert.  This desert covers much of the southern half of Arizona, some of southeastern California, and part of Mexico.   Like

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Visiting Spring Lake, a Beautiful Gem, in San Marcos!

About Spring Lake Spring Lake is located at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment.  Archaeologists uncovered evidence that this is the oldest continually inhabited place in North America, with human activity going back 11,500 years.  In 1994, Texas State University purchased the land.  The mission of the University

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