National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

We are wrapping up a few days at Mammoth Cave National Park in southern Kentucky.  Since it is somewhat close to home, we have been here several times before, and because it is one of our favorite places to visit in Kentucky, it was one of the first places we thought of when we knew …

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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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Glacier National Park

If you know us at all, you know that we have had a love affair with Glacier National Park since our first visit in 2011.  We love this park so much that this marks our ninth visit.  We had actually not planned to come here this year, but we were so close that we couldn’t …

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Beauty in the Burn

We are currently in Waterton Lakes National Park, a place we have visited several times before, but things look quite different than the last time we were here.  Last time we visited was in May of 2017 and in September of the same year, the park was devastated by the Kenow Fire.  Over 38% of …

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Crater Lake

First things first, when we left the redwoods on Sunday, we headed north into Oregon to a Harvest Hosts location, Aranaway Farm.  It was amazing.  It was mostly a horse farm, but there were also a couple of cows and some sheep and a goat.  Many of the animals had free reign of the farm, …

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Yosemite National Park, Part One

We are in Yosemite National Park!  This is Jeff’s first visit, and while Heather was here as a teenager, she has always wanted to come back to experience it as an adult who can appreciate it a little more.  It has been a much anticipated stop on this adventure and we were concerned for a …

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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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