Petrified Forest National Park: It’s a Wood! It’s a Rock! It’s a Fossil!

Petrified Forest National Park - colorful petrified wood

Our visit to Petrified Forest National Park was part of our road trip to the southwest region from three years ago. When we got there, it’s closed to 4 pm. and we weren’t sure what time it got dark. There are two entrances to this park: South Entrance and North Entrance, and the distance from one end to the other end are 28 miles (45 km) that takes about an hour of driving. Since we came from Tucson, we entered through the South Entrance.

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Island Hopping in Flores, Indonesia – Day 2

Island Hopping Flores Day 2 - Giant Sandbox - the edge - Two Worlds Treasures

After 6 months of waiting, we finally did the island hopping in Flores, Indonesia. We went there last June and rent a pinisi – a traditional Indonesian sailing boat – for 3 days and 2 nights, together with my sister’s family and her friend’s family. There were total of 11 people in the group plus our tour operator. It was the first time for all of us and we were so excited.

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Longhorn Cavern State Park: Walking on the Underground River

Longhorn Cavern - Walking on the Underground River - Burnet, TX - Two Worlds Treasures

MY FAMILY AND I WERE SPECIAL GUESTS AT LONGHORN CAVERN STATE PARK BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE OUR OWN.   Every time I saw pictures of Longhorn Cavern, I felt like I would be walking on the underground river with imaginary water surrounding me when I go there. The cave looks beautifully sculpted, as if flowing smoothly to the mysterious end.

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Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden in Lampasas, Texas

Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden - Lampasas TX - Been Fish'en - Two Worlds Treasures

While waiting for my son spending time with his dentist, one thing I liked to do was searching through Texas Monthly Magazine to find places of interests around Texas that worth a visit. Last week, I found Hanna Springs Sculpture Garden in Lampasas. Hmm… We’re going to Longhorn Cavern in Burnet and we would drive through Lampasas on Labor Day. Perfect!

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Island Hopping in Flores, Indonesia – Day 1

Island Hopping Flores, Indonesia - Day 1 - wonderful Kelor Island - Two Worlds Treasures

After 6 months of waiting, we finally did the island hopping in Flores, Indonesia. We went there last June and rent a pinisi – a traditional Indonesian sailing boat – for 3 days and 2 nights, together with my sister’s family and her friend’s family. There were total of 11 people in the group plus our tour operator. It was the first time for all of us and we were so excited.

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