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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 3, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas HERALD-ZEITUNG.COM | Sunday, July 24, 2011 I 3CHOWTO SUBMIT TRAVEL ITEMS ■    By mail — 707ianda St New Braunfels /8130 ■    By «mail — news<i®tiefa,|(i /fiituttq com riPifseifKludecaptint) mUnmtm for your high resolution f^tos, imiijding narhes ai thé subjects frnm hft to npht/ arid a üa^irne phone minitier5 FUN THINGS IN FLAGSTAFF By John Marthall Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, Artr Ari/on,i in summer is known tor fl.ishfxwril-nu'lt-ing .ittcrnoons .ind low t(*m()(‘r,Ttiir('s tli.if top some other St,lies' highs, fiut there's mor(' to the st.vte than (.Rtus tind <inf| the (.r.Hirl ( anyon is ti.ird-ly the only pl<K e worth visiting this tim(’ ot ye,ir. f lagst.ilt, at about 7,()()() l(>et above se.i lev('l, is more like tlie Roc ky Monn’ tains than the (les(‘rt, with towi'ring )(',iks, |)in(> frees and mdc temperatures, f ie< k, \ou might <‘ven n(>(*d a )a( ket. f lagstati also mak('s a lumping-oit point lor otiier ma|or allra( lions. In addition to th(> ( irand ( am on MO minuU's north, the I’ainled Desert •inrl I'elritied For(‘st art* driving distaiK e toward the, and MtM)ver Oam isn't loo tar aw.n heading vv('s|.LOWELL OBSERVATORY 1400W. MirsHill K()ad on a hill abov(' < enlral [ 1,1 gs t a t f; It 11 p; - /ww \\. I (>v\ Or 774 5 iSH. SumnK'r hours: ()p(*n daiK M a.m. K) p.m. .Adults $10, ( hildien .iges I-?, students s(vniors I ouell OIK' ()| the largesi telescope's av.iilabh' lor public use, a loot anlKfue that s 24 im lu's in rli.uiu'ter housc‘d msid(* .i rotating dome, I’eri ival Cliff Dwelling a! W,ilniit Canyon National Monument I ow'ell lounded llie obs(>r-vatorv HI IH‘t4 to look at Mcirs and other (c'tesfial obj('( ts, and it has he('ri th(' sit(' ol some m.ijoi astro-nC)mi( a\ disco\cru'S, inc luding I’luto, tin' rings ol I Jranus and the lirsi (*vi-denic that llu' umvers(' is expandtng. 1 here's ,i scpa-r.vte sit(> auav lrc»m the lights ol f lagstalt utrcvre tour larger tel(‘scop('s ,ire usc'iJ tor rc>s(Mr( h, l)ut Msi tors ( .111 look fhrougli th(' ()ld ( I,irk t(‘l( ■s( opc' to set' ( li'.ii imagi's ol Saturn's I mgs ix'bulas ,ind gal.ix les millions oi light \cars auav I he mam l(>les( o|)e sliows .1 (ouple o) pfcde-ti'rmmcd image's cwi h night .ind observ<>tor\' st.iit sets up smaller lelesc (<[)es around the c ampus. A visitor ( entC'r otters inlcr.u -live displays and inl( »rm<i-tion on the* ( osrnos, ,i planetarium and viewings ol sun sp( its and tiates ,ii ((*r-tain times during itie da\.BEARIZONA 1S00 I. Route- f)i>, Willi.ims, ,it)oul ?() milc's \\('s| ol I lagsl.iM oil Interstate 40 http: \\v\\\ b('aii‘ /ona < <im ot ‘»in u ")-iJH'i Open Mar( h-I )f'( ember iImmin liibc rnate in l.inuarv and\i, V) a.m tc) (> p.m u losing time v.ines wiili da\ light hours \clults sHv. ( hil dren 4 11, S<’> lie.i f I / on.i v\ h i( h o|)(Mied Iasi \e,ii. olleis a THE DAILEY POET A day at the World Famous Snake and Animal Farm By Stacee John Dailey to ttu; Herald /''itiiiiy What better way to spend a watm peaceful afternoon in New Braunfels than hanging out with curious Icids and snakes. I have to admit tor this animal loving poet ttie idea ot snake handling makes my hands shake. Saturday, July 16, was the 2nd Annual Snake Celebration at our very own World Famous Snake and Animal Farm. The Snake Farm's Promotional Director Jarrod Forthman told me "Snakes are my favorite animal of all, our goal to educate people that snakes do much more good than harm" Jar rod's dimpled enitvusiasm IS contagious, as he educated the eager crowd while handling one of his slithery friends. 1 look around at the eager visitors, and thought, WOW, this place IS a Zoo, quite literally for this Snake Day Celebration weekend! Clear blue eyes and long red hair pulled back in a braid, Manager Robin McKeown exuded a Mother Nature air. Robin obviously loves her career and snakes are her favorite animal of all, this Conneticut to Texas transplant puts the animals first for the very best of care. Nurse Naney (Tve always wanted to say that) Nolan brought hei adorable kid trio lor a fun Saturday outing. Each one of Nancy's kids were elaborately face painted by Usa Lou, 7-year-old Matthew Nolan opted for the Spider Man look a Super Hero who attends Walnuv Springs. 9'year-old Summer Nolan has big plans for her life, face theme, a pretty yet mangy pirate. County Line Elementary is lucky to have Summer, her future plans to be a Doctor, what kind? And I quote "I haven t thought that through yet". 10 year old Shelby Nolan opted for the feminen pink glitter heart face, she will make a very lovely and care ing Vet. T Bar M is the summer home for this Houston family, Dad Enricque, Mom Paola, 9-yedr-old Katia, Daniela, 10, and Anna, 6 Daniela thinks the monkeys are funny being silly, Katia loves the snakes, Anna "the Zebra is so cute", the Animal Farm has something for everyone a real animal mix 6-year-old twins Julian and Sebastian Serrano were try mg to get to know the black and white Llama, I'll call him Ctieckers, Mom Rochelly Serrano, another Texas Transplant had a beautiful Puerto Fiican accent Sebastian's Snake Farm highlight "The snake with big ears" my quip "You mean the snake m the Hood!"(King Cobra), he had no clue what I meant. This Mom looked way too beautiful to be out in the heat' Lisa Clifton's streaked blonde hair was pulled up into an ele gant casual up do Handsome Hubby Chris Clifton's daik goatee was threaded with gray, a new tiansplant to the area they brought then son Carter to enjoy the fabulous Snake Farm and Zoo Reptile Supervisor Robert Jackson gave me a brief history lesson on the Snake Farm, the Farm is over 40 years old! Robert is excited about the Christ Presbyterian Vacation Bible School Date: Jidy 25-2^ iline: S:3()aiii - 12:()() Location: 1620 ('oiniiion Stivci, New Braunlels Ages: l^rc-K, 5 years old - Mlih grade completed Rej»ister at: \v>v\>.christpresnM or 830-237-1S72 We bring the store to you! for product selection in vour lijihtinji & environment V. Put)iir (tonWHi (ihotn drive-thru are.i with bulla lo, tree r.inging bighorn shec‘|), burros and wolves, .ind a walk-through s(h tion with babies, but its main ,ittr,i( lion is a drive-thru bl,)( k paddoc k. ( )ut side ol having ,i bear'r into \ ()ur < .impsite, this IS prob,il)l\' as ( lose to one .IS you’ll gi't without tear ol Ix'ing attac ked. About .i do/('n bears wander .iround playing with e.i( h other, r(H)ling m the dirt and plaxmg in th(‘ v\.)tt'r hole,WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT: About c'ight miles e.isi ot I l.igst.itt, exit J04 Irom I 40 littp: www,n|)s.g()v'\va( .i i nd('x.hlm or 02H-S2Í) i U)7. 0|)en daily, B ,).m, S p.m. summers. Adults, $k The drive» hc're Irom the interstale is rc'laltvr'ly and unint(>reslmg, giving no indication ol the im[)res siv(‘ canyon ahearl. Arri\(' at the visitor (entC'r .ind ihc' I .irth s(*enis to drop oil .it the c'dge ol the parking lot, yc'.irs ol ('rosion trom .i now'-div(‘rtecl c rc>ek c r(‘.it ing «1 /ig/.ig ot l.iyc'ri'd ro( ks go (ic)wn 400 tec't. The c .invon .ilorie would be worth seeing, but the 000 \('ar old ( lill dwellings .»long its w.ills m.ike it a must-slo|) lor vis it( »rs to [ l.igsl.ilt. ( )rigin.ilK inh.ibited bv ancf'slors ol modern-d,n i iopi .ind /uni |)C'op|('s, ihe (.in\on le.i lures about iOO ( lill dwellings under ro( k rims whc're people livc'd .ind stored lood and water.METEOR CRATER About U) miles (.,ist ol I l.igsiail. exit J ^! Irom I 40, Winslow, littf yJ/W'w w rnetih >r( r.itc'r ((i m or‘ L’a JHO J U>2 . (>i )en d.iiK', 7 a m. 7" [i ni. sum mers. Adults, SI V ( hildreri .ig('s <» 1 $8. I he world s best pic servc'd meteor imp.u I siie is ,111 iritriguing pie< e (»1 n.itu ral historv. NearK .i mile widc' .md over ')')() leet deep, the (r.iter isn t < l( isf> to being the l.ugest m ilte World Vredf'tnrt Dome m South ,\tnca is ovc't I ilO miles wide ^ but is impressive b(>taus(* limited erosion fell i1 virtu-allv int.K I, impac t was nearly SO,000 yf'ars ago — long betöre humanoids were' bc'lu'ved to bc' in the* are.i ,md was ( reatecl by .) mc'teor (‘stimatc'd to l)e I SO leet in cliamel(‘r and Ir.iveling at about 1 I miles per sc'condSLIDE ROCK STATE PARK ( )n Highway H*)A, in ()ak ( reek ( .myon, Iretw('C'n I lag‘'1.itt and S e d o n a ; http: 'WWW. {)r. si a le .< 1 /. us/( )a rks SI R( )/index.html or •L’8 282^0 54. ( )pen daily 8 .1 111.- T’ pm. summers ( .irload ot up to lour .idults, $2(' 1$ i per person alter that). It s onc> thing to go down m.inmade tubes .ind slides in ,1 water p.irk, but .t rtatu rot k s|id(' surrounded 1)\ [)ine trees and irnprcs sivt' pt'aks maki's lh(' ex[x‘-rieiK e a bit more mc'mo-rable. ( onsiclert’d cme ot the natron s top sw imming holes, slide Ro( k I’.irk t('a lurt's .1 ( hute swim Hit 'is < .111 slide d( iwn <ind some spots .rlong thr' ( reek to |ust w.vde or swim 1 he are.i < an gc‘1 ( rowd (■( 1 on h( )l ( lavs, m ) be rcviclv to tub should(»rs or go dur ing non pe.ik times. ( ),ik ( reek ( .invon is beaiititul .iinlimi' ()i thc‘ and a gre.i! [)la( e to hike .ind lish Zoo's future with renovations underway and expansion on the hori/on will over the year to unfold. ■ Tins was my fust and last impiession uf the New Braunfels Snake Farm, Brenda Cerna, she is charming, vivacious and gorgeous, long dark hair, eyes the color of dark chocolate, Brenda's fluent Spanistt and fearless snake handling skills has made her and the Albino Python Hercules stars. Snake Farm newbie (5 days) and Zoo Keeper Kameron Bean deserve to be added for being a valued part of the Snake Farm family, therefore part of my poetic memoir Warthogs, Crocs, Gators and Monkeys so much more than I ever expected at the Snake Farm and Zoo right off 13b An excellent rhyming adventure, my favoiite the Zebra and Warthog, all certainly worth the drive. See you on my next adventure with pad and pen. The Dailey Poet is on the road again. WWW. thodailoypoet comWE WANT YOU! DID YOU HAVE A TRIP TO REMEMBER? Share your Iravel stones witli us! Send an account of your trip and tiigh-resolution pliotos of your adventures to [email protected] and see ttiem published in Living on Sundays. HIGHEST QUALITY! LOWEST PRICES! SHUTTERS, BLINDS. SHADES, DRAPERIES & BEDDING i Giub^ & Nka Maran %J38 fmn k Canynn Lake, TX TSIßi (830) 899-2384* FREE ESTIMATES • FREE INSTALUTIONS fEXAλ ONtMA We kept up with what was going on during our recent vacation. This was taken at Warwick Castle in Warwick, England - built 1068. Hope to catch up with you soon!!2011 Vacation Photo Contest Take a vacation. lake a copy of the Heraltl'/eitung. Take a photo. It’s Easy to Enter •    bkt' ,1 pliolo ol Ineiuls oi taniily n:,i(tiitg the Herald /eituiu) at tlie nuisl it!i;o(jin,.Mi'ile laiti'nt eh oii yoiii v.ii .ilioii •    Submissions stKmld tie e miHltHllo photos^herald-zeitung com ni iiiHiieii KMtie H> nii Aittn : 707 Landa St., New Braunfels,TX 78130 bv Dec 1, 2011 •    AH iMilk iiiants will receive two cofiiplimeirt.iiy movrt' p.isses to H't: New Br.unitv;' Maiki-l l ;,u i- Ilteat> ■ I'nitesy ot lex,is Crneiiia wfiite supplies Clam (asses at Hh! I'.ewsp.'ipet nltice •    I act! ptioto .siil)ntill('(l entitles tlie Herald /eituiKj to piilvlrsti ttie ptioto tor |iioi'h'lKnia.l puiis' ii's New BraunfelsHerald waraick. England ;