Dinny & Mr. Rex: The World’s Biggest Dinos (Allegedly).

Mr. Rex. The overlords of the Dinos routinely paint them to match the season. For example, right now Mr. Rex is painted to look like the Easter bunny. On the edge of the Colorado Desert, mere feet away from I-40, sit two mammoth plastic dinosaurs named Dinny and Mr. Rex. They are a famous roadside …

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California Desert Adventures: Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch and Oro Grande.

**Please answer the poll at the end!! Thank you! :)** Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch Nestled in a back corner of the Mojave, about 15 minutes outside Victorville, sits an eccentric and creative “bottle tree ranch”. Mere feet from the iconic Route 66 Highway, aka “the Main Street of America” or “the Mother Road”, Elmer’s Bottle Tree Ranch is …

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2019 Road Trip: An Unexpected Visit to the Southeast.

**Those who've read my previous road trip blogs know they are long, and this one is no different! If you read until the end: Thank you!!!** Most road trips I take with my friend are jam-packed and hectic, with stop after stop after stop. We decided to do this one a bit differently, spending more …

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The Vasquez Rocks: Home of the Bandido.

In the Sierra Pelona Mountains in northern Los Angeles County, near the small town of Agua Dulce, California, sits a collection of rocks that is really cool, and really famous. Formally known as Vasquez Rocks Natural Area Park, many call it just the Vasquez Rocks (I will refer to it as such here). This 932-acre park is pretty much …

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National Park Adventures: Joshua Tree National Park.

I have wanted to visit Joshua Tree National Park for about 3.5 years. Since my time in California is ending, it was now or never (obviously not really, but it’s much easier to visit while still in the state). Located in the Mojave Desert, it sits 20 minutes from the city of Joshua Tree, one …

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Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum: it’s really weird.

"I do not wish to be an artist. I only wish that art enables me to be." - Noah Purifoy The Castle. **Note: This blog got a bit wonky when I added the photos, my apologies. This is not a wordy blog, but I still wanted to add as many photos as possible.** Nestled in …

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Southern California, Part 2: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

Hello! As this is a Part 2, I won't spend much time on an introduction. If you haven't read Part 1 yet, here is the link: Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets. Part 1 covers: Disneyland, Universal Studios, Venice Beach, the San Diego Zoo, the Tournament of Roses Parade: Post-Parade Float Showcase, and Mount …

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Southern California, Part 1: Concrete and Beautiful Sunsets.

View when flying in from the East. When you think about Southern California, or just California in general, is it along the lines of: crowded, Hollywood, acting, Democrats, and tacos?  While California is generally all these things, it is also much more. I have a love/hate relationship with this state, as it is technically my …

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Mighty Sequoias: Largest Trees in the World.

"The big tree is Nature's forest masterpiece... the greatest of living things." - John Muir Out of the 61 national parks in the United States, California is home to 9, which is more than any other state in the nation. The most famous is naturally the majestic Yosemite, but the others are just as wonderful. …

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The Idaho Panhandle and Montana: Land of Mountains.

Far warning, this is gonna be a long one! If you read until the end, I appreciate you and thank you!!! Prelude Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho (pronounced: pond oh-ray. It’s French). Hello everyone!!! Long time, no blog 🙃 Well, this has certainly been a year, hasn’t it? Last year, I sort of lost my drive …

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