American Bison - the National Mammal

Our favorite places to see American Bison!

On May 9, 2016 the National Bison Legacy Act, H.R. 2908, was signed into law by President Obama.  With a stroke of a pen, the American Bison officially became the National Mammal of the United States and joined the Bald Eagle (National Bird), the Oak Tree (National Tree), and the Rose (National Flower) as official…

The beauty of Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS), over the course of the year Live a Memory will highlight some of the wonderful Parks, Monuments, and Memorials that you can visit, enjoy, and cross off your Bucket List.  This week we will visit Badlands National Park! Imagine a land where skyscrapers,…

Radium Hot Springs, BC, Canada

It Must be a Sign!

When we head out on a road trip we typically rely on the wonderful road sign to get us to our destination and back. They tell us direction, give us distances, provide information (mostly useful – LOL), and help to make our journey quite a bit easier. Did you know that road signs were first…

What is Your Biggest Regret?

What is Your Biggest Regret?

Have you ever regretted not spending time with a family member or a friend?  Or maybe it is regret about a phone call that you never made?  Maybe an opportunity at work which you did not take advantage of?  Did you ever pass on an event that you regretted not going to afterward?  Or, how…

St. Patrick's Day - March 17, 2016

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day!  That day of the year when our favorite color is Irish Green and we pull our green shirts, and sweaters, and maybe even pants from the recesses of our closets.  That day of the year when Corned Beef and Cabbage and Green Beer actually sound good – LOL!  That day of the…

1001 Memories You Can Live

1001 Memories You Can Live

Life is so wonderful when you have something to look forward to and when you have the resulting memories to enjoy. Starting in February 2016 we will begin listing 1001 Memories You Can Live. These are in no particular order of importance since they are all delightful. If you have recommendations for Memories You Can…

National Park Service (NPS) logo

The 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act which created the National Park Service (NPS). The purpose of the NPS as described in the National Park Service Organic Act “is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the…

Spot The Station Fan photo by @iambinaxx on Twitter

Spot the International Space Station

A delightful way to spend time with your family and friends and amaze them with your knowledge of science is to head outside on a clear evening and watch the International Space Station (ISS) fly overhead. At some point most of us have looked up in the sky on a clear night to admire the…

2016 North American International Auto Show

The 2016 North American International Auto Show

I will build a car for the great multitude. It will be large enough for the family, but small enough for the individual to run and care for.  It will be constructed of the best materials, by the best men to be hired, after the simplest designs that modern engineering can devise.  But it will…

What a Wonderful World

What a Wonderful World with David Attenborough

Whenever you watch this video you will end up with a smile on your face and a longing to see the wonders of nature.  So, whenever you can, soak in the Wonderful World around us!  Sir David – Thanks for making my day whenever I watch this.