National Monument

Cloudland Canyon State Park

It seems that every time we have two days to explore a place, one of those days is rainy and a complete washout.  That was today in Cloudland Canyon State Park in northwestern Georgia.  Luckily, we knew the forecast, so yesterday we were able to check out a couple of the overlooks and hike to …

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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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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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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

The Sonoran Desert is known as “the Green Desert” and if you look at the photo above, I think you will agree with us that the name is appropriate!  On one of our hikes while here, we both repeatedly commented that we didn’t realize a desert could be so diverse and, yes, so green!  Learning …

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White Sands National Park

A few years ago after a visit to Great Sand Dunes National Park, we were telling our friend, Ken, about it and he said that if we liked dunes, we should definitely check out White Sands National Monument.  This was before White Sands became a national park in 2019.  We filed that away in the …

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