Opened in 1844, with animals donated by Frederick William IV, King of Prussia, the Berlin Zoo is the oldest zoo in Germany.  You might remember the world-famous polar bear cub, Knut, who was born in captivity at the Berlin Zoo and raised by zoo keepers after he was rejected by his mother. This guy climbed up […]

The Sonoran Desert is one of the largest and hottest deserts in North America.  It is home to a variety of unique plants and animals, perhaps most notably the Saguaro cactus. Phoenix is the largest city in the Sonoran Desert with a population of more than 4 million.  In 2007, the desert near and around Phoenix was […]

On our last day in Montana, we went on a two-hour trail ride.  The last time we rode horses in Montana, our youngest was just a baby and couldn’t go with us.  This time, she was old enough for her first adventure on horseback.  Wanda, the owner of Paintbrush Adventures, is a childhood friend of […]