National Parks

Wrap Up – Our Year in Review

Well, we made it back to our home in Kentucky a little over a week ago. With our year(ish) adventure at an end, it is time to reflect on and wrap-up some of the statistics about the trip and answer some of the questions we have been asked. First, let’s look at some statistics: Number …

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Ocean Springs, MS

The last few days have been spent in the Ocean Springs, MS area.  We are staying in the Davis Bayou Campground of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.  This is a really nice campground with paved sites that are all equipped with electric and water and there is a dump station on site, too, so we …

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Hot Springs National Park

In our effort to continue east, we spent only a few days in Oklahoma before continuing on into Arkansas where we spent a few days in Hot Springs. To get (partially) from Oklahoma to Hot Springs, we chose to travel the Talimena National Scenic Byway.  This is a 54 mile, two lane road between Talihina, …

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Jemez River Area

We recently spent a couple of nights at the Vista Linda Campground near Jemez Springs, NM.  This is a small, quiet campground that sits right alongside the Jemez River and is framed by some gorgeous cliffs.  There are only 13 or 14 sites here, but they are all large, paved, and some even have really …

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El Malpais National Monument

We are still in western New Mexico and our day today was spent at El Malpais National Monument.  This is a large national monument that would best be explored in two or three days, but we only had one, so we did our best.  Part of the problem we encountered is that we are staying …

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El Morro National Monument

Well, it is the middle of November now,  which means we need to begin making our way east in earnest in order to make a few scheduled stops to visit with family, and then home for Christmas.  We don’t plan to give up seeing the sights along the way, though, so today we spent the …

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Grand Canyon National Park

If you have been following the blog for a while, you will know that the biggest disappointment of our trip thus far was having to cancel our Grand Canyon reservations in March due to snow.  After this week, though, we are disappointed no more! Returning to Arizona this fall was never in our plans.  We …

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Twin Falls, ID

We had to make one last stop in Idaho before heading out of the state!  On our way south we stopped in Twin Falls.  Honestly, we were expecting it to just be a stop for chores, but this town has so much to offer that we didn’t hit even half of it!  We will definitely …

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Is This…The Moon??

I’m sure you are all going to be shocked when we say that no, it is not actually the moon.  We did not shoot ourselves into outer space for any crazy adventures, but are instead at Craters of the Moon National Monument in southern Idaho!  This is our first visit to Idaho, but we are …

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