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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 Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Canyon, Texas.

This park is known to everyone who visits as “The Grand Canyon of Texas” and now I know why. They’re right!  Not only is it cool to look at, there’s lots of cool stuff to do here, too.Palo Duro Canyon State Park IMG_9949Holy smokes!  Look at that view!Palo Duro Canyon State Park IMG_9798You can hike and camp and picnic… or bicycle or even rent a horse.Palo Duro Canyon State Park IMG_9891You can see a real live Texas Longhorn – look at those crazy horns!Palo Duro Canyon State Park IMG_9928I had a lot of fun running the trails!  Mr. Pish at Palo Duro Canyon State Park paloduropishAnd later I’m going to cool off in the stream!Palo Duro Canyon State Park IMG_9833There’s TONS to do at Palo Duro Canyon State Park.  I felt like a cowboy there!  What a great place to get outside and explore! Of course pets are welcome! It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Palo Duro Canyon State Park, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Wolf River Nature Area in Memphis, Tennessee.

The Wolf River Nature Area is an awesome place to go exploring!  This section includes 2 miles of paved trails.Wolf River Nature Area IMG_9239I had a nice walk on their trail along the Wolf River.  Wolf River Nature Area IMG_9255There’s a pond on the other side with ducks.Wolf River Nature Area IMG_9242They have neat stuff to read about the Wolf River.Wolf River Nature Area IMG_9250

I had a great time exploring the Wolf River Greenway.  You can bike or hike or canoe.  You can watch birds and look at all the different kinds of trees. Come on down and get outside!  My favorite part is that pets are welcome! It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Wolf River Nature Area, 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 Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Vian, Oklahoma.

Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge sqIMG_9495You can hike their nature trails or drive their auto route… or both! I couldn’t believe all the wildlife I saw at Sequoyah NWR! There’s lots of water here, which is great for migrating birds and waterfowl!Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge sqIMG_9496I saw thousands of snow geese and tons of ducks!Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge sqIMG_9771This kingfisher let me take his picture!Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge sqIMG_9841I saw a muskrat, but obviously there are beavers here!Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge sqIMG_9838I saw hawks and eagles, and even this eagle nesting!Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge sqIMG_9856I had a great time exploring at Sequoyah NWR. This was one of the best wildlife stops in my trip.  With almost 21,000 acres to explore near where the Arkansas and Canadian Rivers meet – you’re bound to see something! And it’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to Red Rock Canyon State Park in Hinton, Oklahoma.

There I was, driving along pretty farm country when BAM! The road started going down and the next thing I knew I was in a beautiful Red Rock Canyon!red rock canyon rrIMG_9606There are lots of cool things to explore here!red rock canyon rrIMG_9581Some people go climbing or camping or just rock canyon rrIMG_9565They have really nice picnic areas here too.  red rock canyon rrIMG_9571Red Rock Canyon was really fun to explore! You can ride your bicycle here or go hiking or use the swimming pool during the summer. It’s a great place to go for a walk…and don’t forget to bring your dog! It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on Red Rock Canyon State Park, click here.Mr Pish Approved


Welcome to U. S. National Whitewater Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Talk about fun!  You can hike or bike or climb or paddle! There’s so much to do here, I don’t know where to start!U.S. National Whitewater Center wwIMG_8542

This rafting course is all man-made.  Our Olympic athletes train here!U.S. National Whitewater Center wwIMG_8520Here is part of the course.  You can rent kayaks here too! U.S. National Whitewater Center wwIMG_8530Or you can climb their really cool rock wall!U.S. National Whitewater Center wwIMG_8527

Make sure to stop in at the Visitors’ Center! I got to sit in a kayak there! U.S. National Whitewater Center wwIMG_8540

When I visited, the water wasn’t running. U. S. Whitewater Center wwIMG_8533

But lots of people were walking and biking the trails around the park!

I had a great time exploring the U.S. National Whitewater Center.  It was fun walking where Olympic athletes had been!  There’s so much to do here, come on down and get outside!  My favorite part is that pets are welcome!
It’s Mr. Pish Approved!

For more information on U.S. National Whitewater Center, 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