Category Archives: National Park

Maple & Heather Pass Loop

August 8, 2020 This is one of the premier hikes in the North Cascades due to beautiful scenery all along the trail and the astounding views at the top. A bonus is that you cross into North Cascades National Park. … Continue reading

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Cascade Pass

July 15, 2020 Awesome hike! This is one of the premier hikes in the North Cascades and the ENTIRE hike is in the National Park. This was John’s favorite hike right up until we went Mt. Baker Highway and he … Continue reading

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North Cascades National Park – First Looks

May 22-23, 2020 The call we waited for finally came. We were going to the North Cascades National Park! We left our temporary home on Whidbey Island on the morning of May 22nd. When we got to Newhalem, we met … Continue reading

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Palo Alto National Battlefield Park, Brownsville, TX

January 30, 2020 In less than 100 years (1754 to 1846) large swaths of North America changed hands. Great Britain, France, Spain, the United States, the Republic of Texas, Mexico, and even Russia claimed, negotiated treaties for, and fought wars … Continue reading

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Deep South Texas

November 26, 2019-April 13, 2020 We were WARM for winter! Volunteering, exploring and generally chilling. Here’s a bit of what we did.

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Kings Mountain and Cowpens National Battlefields

September 27, 2019 Kings Mountain State Park We camped at Kings Mountain State Park. The campground road was full of potholes, the site driveways were almost as bad, and the sites were not even close to being level. Fortunately we … Continue reading

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Shenandoah National Park – Skyline Drive

September 20-25, 2019 We FINALLY got to do our slow(ish) wander down Skyline Drive. We had attempted this when we first rolled out in the fall of 2013. We had long played with the idea of starting our journey at … Continue reading

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Knife River Villages NHS, Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Fort Mandan, Garrison Dam Fish Hatchery

August 6, 2019 Knife River Villages National Historic Site The Lewis & Clark expedition stopped along the way at this Mandan village along the banks of the Missouri River. Near here they built a small fort, Fort Mandan, where they … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park, ND

July 29 – August 3, 2019 WAY up north is a National Park well worth the drive. We’d heard about it and actually hoped to get there last summer with Chloe but it is so far away from anything else … Continue reading

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Mesa Verde National Park – Wetherill Plateau

July 15-16, 2019 Because we toured Mesa Verde back in 2014 much of this summer’s trip with our granddaughter Chloe was a repeat for us. Last time we were here Wetherill Mesa had been closed for the winter so we … Continue reading

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