Family Travel Edventures | Photo of the Week

Family Travel Edventures | Photo of the Week

Coconut tree climbing – and jumping – in Southern Quintana Roo, Mexico. Coconuts, or cocos in Spanish, were an exciting fruit to explore here. We collected them as they washed up along the shore and played with their dried out shells. Locals were quick to point out which ones taste best – yellow for the coconut flesh, green for the coconut water, never the ones that have already fallen – so soon after this picture, we borrowed a machete and tried our hand at cutting a few open ourselves. And by we, I mean my husband. Gauging by the number of swings and how quickly he broke into a sweat, it did not look easy. But…it was very fun to watch and just as fun to taste.


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Road Trip: Badlands, South Dakota {family+travel}

Road Trip: Badlands, South Dakota {family+travel}

 

Welcome to the Badlands. Millions of years ago this was an ocean. Now we drive and walk and explore the bottom of it, among fossils and sediment, among peaks and valleys, among stillness and thoughts. To be here is to feel small and humble, to be in awe of our world, to yearn for even more secrets kept underground. You know, the little things in life.

When we first heard of the Badlands, people told us it was like walking on the moon. It was. My daughter said it was like, “being inside the Earth.” It was. It’s simply unlike any other place we’ve been. We were drawn back to it each day, just to take it in all over again.
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