Thursday, January 31, 2013

Travelin' Thursday

We're almost finished introducing our week of new features here at Life is Great in a 31 by 8. Today's feature is Travelin' Thursday. On Travelin' Thursday, we'll highlight locations across the United States that we plan on traveling to. Don't expect a lot of Disney, Lego Land, Busch Gardens kind of attractions. We're focusing on the attractions that showcase the wonders of creation, the natural places that we want our children to see, part of the reason we have "The Dream" in the first place. Join us every week to learn a little about some off-the-beaten-path wonders of nature, as well as some more well-known.

This week, in no particular order (i.e., this is not a leg of our journey!), we share:
(images are clockwise from top left)

  • Jacob's Well in Wimberly, Texas- This is one of the largest underwater caves in Texas with an artesian spring. Looks like a great swimming hole!
  • Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona is an enormous (almost 200 miles in length) reservoir. It boasts some amazing geological formations, including the Rainbow Bridge, the largest natural bridge in the world (that's higher than the Capitol and almost as long as a football field- wow!). You know that we're lake people, so this is right up our alley!
  • Watkins Glen State Park in Watkins Glen, New York has 19 waterfalls in the park! There is a gorge, and it's located on the Finger Lakes. 
  • Zion National Park, again in Utah, has more of Nature's beauty! There are intricate 2000 foot sandstone cliffs, literally dozens of canyons, gorges like The Narrows and geological wonders like The Subway.
  • Green Fly Geyser in Gerlach, Nevada is a man-made, accidentally formed, still growing geyser. It is on private property, so not technically a tourist attractions, but I've been told tours may be arranged, for a price. 
And that's all for this week of Travelin' Thursday. Where are you traveling? What are your top travel destinations?

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