The Albuquerque Biological Park, often referred to as the BioPark, is made up of four separate facilities: an aquarium, botanical garden, Tingley Beach, and the Rio Grande Zoo. A small train system connects the four sections of the BioPark providing a fun and easy way to travel between attractions. Although we had a chance to tour […]

While we do adore Berlin, the polar bear at the Kansas City Zoo, it was fun meeting twin brothers Kiska and Koluk at the Albuquerque BioPark Zoo in New Mexico over Spring Break. One of them acted like an 800-pound pet dog, tossing a toy across the Inukshuk Bay enclosure, sliding down into the water, and retrieving it. […]

Beginning with a panda cub carried into the United States in the arms of fashion designer Ruth Harkness in 1936, Americans have been fascinated by giant pandas for decades.  We fawned over Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the 18-month-old pandas who were gifts from the Chinese government during the Nixon Administration, and flocked by the millions to […]

After the amazing animal exhibits, I think our second favorite experience at the amazing Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha was the Skyfari.  The open-air chairlift takes about 20 minutes round trip and offers some incredible views, including this shot of my three “Bigs” while my youngest daughter and I rode in the chair behind. You Might […]

    Thanksgiving is probably the only holiday meal I don’t make at home.  With all of our family far away, the six of us decided a few years ago that it was faster, easier, more cost-effective, and fun to just make reservations.  And so that has become our tradition.  This year we took a […]

May saw the start of my Fountains of Kansas City and Sculptures of Kansas City pages.  On two different occasions, I took a full day to run around town and capture as many fountains and statues as I could.  While I’ve not yet posted all of the photos I’ve taken, it’s become clear to me just how many […]

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