Tag Archives: Jr. Rangers

Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument

May 13, 2014


Pretty Puffy Clouds Mt St Helens WA

I was only three years old when Mount St Helens erupted killing 57 people. It was a few years after the fact, that my child’s mind could process deadliest eruption in the United States. Natural disasters are strange mixture of … Continue reading

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Hiking in North Cascades National Park

December 19, 2013

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Sunlight North Cascades NP WA

While we are searching for a new RV and before we get busy taking on next year’s adventures, I’m going to finish catching up on our travels from over the summer. July was a perfect month to spend in Washington. … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park: So Worth the Drive!

October 24, 2013


Glacier NP Mountain

After traveling for two years full time in our RV, one of the questions we get asked most often is “What’s your favorite place?” Each of us has a different answer but there is no question (Except for maybe Thing … Continue reading

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Nomads in Wonderland – Yellowstone National Park

September 3, 2013

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Geyser Yellowstone NP

Steam rises and swirls in a dance with the wind. White mud bubbles and boils like living pots of paint. Geysers explode from the earth daring to touch the clouds. Water rages through the canyon and trickles out of cracks. … Continue reading

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Stopped in Our Tracks at Grand Tetons National Park

August 27, 2013


Brent Grand Tetons National Park

Some places you don’t know what to expect. To be honest, we only stopped at Grand Teton because it was one our way to Yellowstone. We hadn’t even looked up pictures of Grand Teton National Park on the internet. But … Continue reading

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By Blood – Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park

October 17, 2012


Confederate and American Flag

Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park, was about 45 minute drive from our “home” in Colonial Beach. The Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park is the second largest military park in the world. During the Civil War four pivotal battles, Battle of … Continue reading

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Escaping Reality at Fort Pickens, Florida

March 16, 2012


Flag Fort Pickens

Our visit to the Gulf Islands National Seashore was brief. So brief it must have been a dream. It is only in dreams you can convince a grumpy-die-by-the-rules ranger to let you in the campground without reservations after the gate has … Continue reading

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Day 90: Great Smokey Mountain National Park

February 15, 2012


Creek Smokey Mountain NP

The Great Smokey Mountains National Park is the first national park I can remember visiting. Although I think my first national park visit was really to the Grand Canyon when my parents looked like hipsters and drove a van. A … Continue reading

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Day 56: Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

January 5, 2012


Thing 2 Hot Springs National Park

We didn’t know what to expect when we decided to go to Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs Arkansas. All I knew was I getting the cancellation stamp in my National Park Passport. Hot Springs National Park is the … Continue reading

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Day 24: Neurotic Nomads – Montezuma Castle and The Petrified Forest National Park

December 5, 2011


Hikers Petrified Forest National Park

At Montezuma Castle, it is easy to imagine being Sinagua people making our way through the sycamore and cottonwood trees to gather water at Beaver Creak before climbing up the ladders to our home way up on the cliffs.  Except … Continue reading

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