Author Archives: Fannie Cranium

About Fannie Cranium

Writing since she could first hold a pen, Tracy Perkins formed her alter ego, "Fannie Cranium" at the suggestion of her husband. Tracy understands smiling makes people wonder what she’s been up to.

Dry Falls, Wet Lakes

On these last few day of summer, welcome to Dry Falls, a remnant of the last ice age. Created by the massive flood melt off, only a pothole lake left. An amazing landscape along the Ice Age Floods National Geologic … Continue reading

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Gutzon Borglum meets Mount Rushmore

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Welcome back funny names fans! We interrupt this post for an announcement . . . I am busting to tell you about some good news. I received word over the weekend that…

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A Pacific Northwest Taste of Monuments

Welcome new readers! If you’ve ever visited Monument Valley in Utah or watched a John Ford Western, you’ve seen the towering buttes shimmering above the heat-soaked landscape. The early morning light making the colors pop red and orange. We didn’t … Continue reading

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Moose on the Loose

This probably never happens to you. My better half and I spent a vacation with some friends from Florida. We took them on a whirl wind trip sweeping through four U.S. state, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. After leaving Yellowstone … Continue reading

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Narada Falls, Mount Rainier National Park

The Nisqually entrance of Mount Rainier National Park, past Longmire—Park Service headquarters, not the television show—on the way to Paradise, will lead to Narada Falls. The parking lot leads to a bridge over the falls. On the far side of … Continue reading

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Nearly a Full Moon

We were driving home after a recent trip in Canada. It can get cold near the Alberta Rocky mountains in late August. We traveled on Highway 1. The car windows frosty. A lone cloud in the sky. The moon rose, … Continue reading

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Maru, The Cat, and The Guinness World Record

Originally posted on The Blog of Funny Names:
Greetings Funny Names Fans! Have you ever noticed that cat videos pervade the internet? Back in 2015, shortly after Leonard Nimoy passed, my better half and I discovered Maru, the cat, while…

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