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The Trees That Stood the Test of Time

“It took more than three thousand years to make some of the trees in these Western woods — trees that are still standing in perfect strength and beauty, waving and singing in the mighty forests of the Sierra. Through all the wonderful, eventful centuries … God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, … Continue reading The Trees That Stood the Test of Time

The Life and Inspiration of John Muir

  “Keep close to Nature’s heart…and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir As spring has sprung in central Illinois, it’s become a lot more difficult to focus on projects and exams when I’d much rather spend … Continue reading The Life and Inspiration of John Muir

Leaving London 

As I write this blog post on the nine-hour flight back home, I’m once again grateful for my experiences traveling abroad, but more importantly, I’m grateful for the people I got to spend this past week with and the memories we share together.     Before this trip, I only knew one other student who … Continue reading Leaving London 

London Day 5 – A Beatles Fan in London

What a day. It was our last full day in London, but I checked off something that has been on my bucket list for years. Finally, I crossed Abbey Road, replicating the epic album cover that is one of my favorites and from my favorite band of all time. But first, we began our day … Continue reading London Day 5 – A Beatles Fan in London

London Day 4 – Exploring Oxford

We got a break from the bustling city of London today with a side trip to Oxford. The hour long train ride was a great chance to get a look at some of the English countryside while getting a chance to sit and relax after a week of busy sightseeing. When we got to Oxford, … Continue reading London Day 4 – Exploring Oxford