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Welcome to McCormick Farm in Steele’s Tavern, Virginia.

McCormick Farm mcIMG_8377I love McCormick Farm!  You can step back in time as you tour historic buildings, see where the grain reaper was invented, walk along the stream and more!McCormick Farm mcIMG_8324The McCormick family took really good care of this place so we could enjoy it today.
These historic buildings were built before 1800!McCormick Farm mcIMG_8331Cyrus McCormick invented the grain reaper.  That meant farmers didn’t have to harvest those crops by hand anymore! What an important invention!McCormick Farm mcIMG_8337There’s a mill here. These are the big gears that turned by water power to grind grain!McCormick Farm mcIMG_8352There are over 600 acres to explore here!McCormick Farm mcIMG_8375For a day’s worth of fun, education and more, come and explore the McCormick Farm! It’s free and pets are welcome! It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on McCormick Farm, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Capitol Reef National Park in Torrey, Utah.

There is lots to do at Capitol Reef National Park!  You can explore cool canyons, watch wildlife and even see messages carved into the cliff walls from over a thousand years ago!Capitol Reef National Park crIMG_1463Check out my short and really awful video about Capitol Reef National Park!

The cliffs and rocks here are all different colors.Capitol Reef National Park crIMG_1504I saw lots of deer and even a huge ground squirrel here!Capitol Reef National Park crIMG_0253There are lots of hiking trails…come and try one out!Capitol Reef National Park crIMG_1533Capitol Reef National Park is definitely one of my favorite places.  I thought the petroglyphs were some of the coolest things ever! You can walk and explore…and watch wildlife. Capitol Reef National Park is definitely
Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Capitol Reef National Park, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Shelby Farms Park in Memphis, Tennessee.

Shelby Farms Park is an amazing place!  There are 4500 acres to explore, and there’s even an off-leash dog park! This is their super cool visitors’ center!Shelby Farms Park IMG_9256They really do have buffalo!Shelby Farms Park IMG_9726Shelby Farms Park IMG_9725You can even adopt a buffalo.  How cool is that?!Shelby Farms Park IMG_9257Shelby Farms Park has so much to do.  You can bike or hike or canoe.  You can watch birds or go fishing or picnic! They even have an awesome new Woodland Discovery Playground! Now that is Mr. Pish Approved for sure!!

For more information on Shelby Farms Park, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Hagood Mill Historic Site in Pickens, South Carolina.

Now I know that sounds boring, but it’s not! There are so many ways to have fun at Hagood Mill!Hagood Mill Historic Site hmIMG_8576You can explore, hike, picnic and learn cool things!
This is the pretty stream that runs past the Mill!Hagood Mill Historic Site  hmIMG_8596There’s so much to see here.  I need to take a quick break!Hagood Mill Historic Site  hmIMG_8609Hmmm, what should I explore next?Hagood Mill Historic Site  hmIMG_85825000 years old?!  Now that’s old!Hagood Mill Historic Site  hmIMG_8595Can you imagine having to carve your bowl out of a big rock?  WOW!Hagood Mill Historic Site  hmIMG_8594With so many neat things to do, you could spend a whole day at Hagood Mill! I love learning and being outside, and pets are welcome! Hagood Mill is Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Hagood Mill Historic Site, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to The National Aviary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

An aviary is a building where birds are kept – and they can fly around!  At the National Aviary, people can walk through big rooms with exotic birds! Now that’s cool! Even better – there are programs just for kids here!

There are beautiful and colorful birds everywhere!National Aviary IMG_8205I pretended I was a great explorer in the jungle discovering ponds and beautiful birds for the first time!National Aviary  IMG_8188What will you pretend?National Aviary  IMG_8245The National Aviary is very cool.  My lucky humans walked through the different bird habitats over and over again. Boy, I wish dogs were allowed. In any case, it’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on The National Aviary, click here.Mr Pish Approved