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Welcome to the Capitol Theatre in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Well I have never seen anything like this before. On the outside, the theatre looks nice, but wait until you see the inside – you won’t believe it!Capitol Theatre IMG_8142Being inside the Capitol Theatre is like being in a castle. I can imagine Kings and Queens sitting in the balconies! And right here, I imagine a sword fight happening or a princess coming down these stairs. Can’t you?Capitol Theatre IMG_8126Over the years, people in those seats got to see famous acts like Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and more!Capitol Theatre IMG_8114I think I would feel like a king watching anything on stage from here.Capitol Theatre IMG_8117The Capitol Theatre is just spectacular!  I know, that’s a big word for a little dog. I feel very lucky that I got a special tour. I hope I can go back some day! It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on The Capitol Theatre, click here.Mr Pish Approved


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 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 Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm in Dayton, Ohio.

At Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, I got to explore inside and out, and discovered so many neat things.
It’s not just about birds! aullwood audubon center IMG_7985

I had a fantastic time in the Discovery Center.Where else could I meet a badger up close?aullwood audubon center IMG_7949Over at the farm, I met so many different animals, including goats, sheep, chickens, pigs and even a cat! aullwood audubon centerIMG_7955And who could forget this handsome fellow?aullwood audubon center IMG_7958Of course, there are birds, too!aullwood audubon center IMG_7468 I must have seen 10 different kinds in the short time I was there. aullwood audubon center IMG_7472Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm has walking trails and bird watching, and the Discovery Center is just amazing. I can’t wait to go back! It gets the Mr. Pish Approved Stamp for sure!

For more information on Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Carillon Park & the Wright Brothers Aviation Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Carillon Park kept me interested for hours!  I got to see lots of Dayton history, including the Wright Brothers, many other cool inventions, and lots more! Carillon Historical Park IMG_8006This is the Newcomb Tavern. It was built in 1796!!newcomb tavern IMG_7994Did you know that the Wright Brothers were from Dayton, Ohio?
Can you believe they actually got this plane to fly? I don’t think I’m that brave!wright brothers plane IMG_8009This house was built out of limestone back in 1815. carillon historical park IMG_7996Does anyone know what time it is by any chance? carillon historical park IMG_8020Can you imagine if your mail carrier delivered your mail in this?! Carillon Historical Park IMG_8026

I enjoyed stepping back in time at Carillon Park! I even got to pretend I was helping the Wright Brothers invent their planes.  Now that’s super cool and Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Carillon Historical Park, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Clayton Lake State Park in Clayton, New Mexico.

At Clayton Lake State Park you can see ancient dinosaur tracks!
There are over 500 of them recorded here!Clayton Lake State Park CLIMG_0096

You can go for a nice walk around the reservoir.clayton lake state park CLIMG_0077That will lead you to the Dinosaur Trackway!!!!clayton lake state park CLIMG_0095Look at the size of that fossilized dinosaur print!clayton lake state park CLIMG_0092

Here’s a whole trail of dinosaur tracks! clayton lake state park CLIMG_0085aIf you look at the hillside, you’ll notice tons of lava rocks from a volcano!clayton lake state park CLIMG_0079

There’s lots to do at Clayton Lake State Park: fishing, hiking, bird watching, boating and of course discovering dinosaur tracks! My favorite part is that pets are welcome! Clayton Lake State Park is definitely Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Clayton Lake State Park, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Shields-Ethridge Farm in Jefferson, Georgia.

There’s a whole different world to discover at Shields-Ethridge Farm!  This farm became its own village in the 1900s. There are lots of cool things to look at!

This is the cotton gin!shields-ethridge farm IMG_8734 Inside the cotton gin!shields-ethridge farm  IMG_8732There are lots of neat farming implements to check out!shields-ethridge farm  IMG_8719The teacher’s residence.shields-ethridge farm  IMG_8737I bet this huge oak tree gives a lot of shade during the summer!   shields-ethridge farm  IMG_8740

There’s over 150 acres to explore here at the farm.  All the buildings are original and in their original location!  What a great way to spend time outside!

It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Shields-Ethridge Farm, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Stockmar Park in Villa Rica, Georgia.

Stockmar Park is so much fun!  I looked for gold, explored the gold mine ruins and I even got to meet an ox!stockmar park IMG_8875These ruins are what’s left of the gold mine from the 1800s!village ruins at stockmar IMG_8862Now I know that’s NOT a cow!stockmar park IMG_8869I got to meet all sorts of neat farm animals here!stockmar park IMG_8872Hmmm.  Those rocks are awfully sparkly. Do you think that’s gold??? stockmar park IMG_8856Stockmar Park has lots of fun things to do inside and out.  If you walk around outside it’s free.  But the museum is cool too.  I really like that pets are welcome!

It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

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