Polly 2 on November 11th, 2012

Polly #2 was very excited to visit Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine to do some hiking recently. She wasn’t aware of how strenuous the trails would be, and was very happy to reach the top. She was more than happy to ride along in Debbie’s backpack, because she wasn’t used to so much […]

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Polly 2 on July 27th, 2012

If you want to find a nice relaxing place to spend some time while in San Francisco, you may want to check out Golden Gate Park. It’s rectangular in shape, and at over 1,000 acres, it’s is even larger than Central Park in  New York City, and is visited by more than 13 million people […]

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  Have you ever heard of Redwood trees? They are not only the tallest living things on earth, reaching as high as 360 feet, but they are also very long living, and can last anywhere from 500 to over 2,000 years.           I’ve always wanted to see a redwood tree, and […]

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Polly 2 on June 18th, 2012

Most visitors to Chicago have probably never heard of Oz Park, but thanks to some research done by Candee, Polly #2 was curious about the park and went there to see what it was like. Oz Park is located in the Lincoln Park section of Chicago. It was started in the 1960’s as  a way […]

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“Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1963 as an overlay of NASA’s John F. Kennedy Space Center. Consisting of 140,000 acres, the Refuge provides a wide variety of habitats: coastal dunes, saltwater estuaries and marshes, freshwater impoundments, scrub, pine flatwoods, and hardwood hammocks provide habitat for more than 1,500 species of plants and […]

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Polly 2 on August 7th, 2011

Polly #2 was very excited when she found out that she’s be going on a jaunting car ride in Killarney. Jaunting cars are horse drawn carts that are open to the elements (unless there’s really bad weather), and are operated by local people called jarvies. The jarvies are knowledgeable about local folklore and other information, […]

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Polly 3 on July 6th, 2011

We traveled down to Florida to view the final space shuttle launch, STS-135 space shuttle Atlantis, on July 8th. While here, we decided to check out the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, which sits right next to the Kennedy Space Center. What an interesting mix–nature and technology! While at the visitor center, I struck up […]

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Polly 7 on March 19th, 2011

I was so excited to hop over to Kenya to go on my first safari!  Did you know that ‘safari’ in the local Swahili language means ‘travel’?  I also found out that word for frog in Swahili is ‘chura’ – it is a very nice word. The first place I went to was the Masai […]

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Polly 12 on December 30th, 2010

On my (Polly 12) last adventure I hopped around Ricketts Glenn State Park that is located about 30 minutes north of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. To continue my hiking adventure, we traveled about another 30 minutes north of Rickets Glenn to arrive at Worlds End State Park in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. This is another Pennsylvania State Park […]

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Polly 12 on December 30th, 2010

      Ricketts Glenn State Park is located between Williamsport and Wilkes-Barre in Central Pennsylvania. The park is comprised of over 13,000 acres and is spread across three counties. This state park is like a lot of other parks. There is a lake for fishing, boating and swimming and there are a ton of […]

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