Category: National Monuments

Fort Matanzas National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations:  St. Augustine, Florida The very last stop on our Spring Break Civil War/Spanish History expedition was this great National Monument located just south of St. Augustine.  Fort Matanzas was Spain’s last effort to ward off the British… Continue Reading “Fort Matanzas National Monument”

Fort Frederica National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Savannah, GA on the way to St. Mary’s, GA We are heading south after a few beautiful days in Savannah, GA.  You can see what we did in Savannah over St. Patrick’s day on the Georgia blog… Continue Reading “Fort Frederica National Monument”

Fort Sumter National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 1/2 day Accommodations: Charleston, SC Civil War stop #2 on our Spring Break Civil War Expedition was Fort Sumter. What a great place.  We stopped in the visitor center in downtown Charleston and signed up for the last ferry ride… Continue Reading “Fort Sumter National Monument”

Fort Moultrie National Monument

– Visited: March 2019 Duration: 1/2 day Accommodations: Downtown Charleston National Park Trip Season 4- Spring Break Edition is on!  The first half will be a Civil War Expedition and will end with the Spanish Inquisition of Florida. Lets hope for some warm weather… Continue Reading “Fort Moultrie National Monument”

Fort Union National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Las Vegas, NM (28 miles South of Fort Union) Fort Union was once a bustling community where soldiers practiced army drills, blacksmiths hammered out horseshoes and wheels for wagons. Traders traded items and news in English and… Continue Reading “Fort Union National Monument”

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours We arrived at Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument around 8 am.  We were one of the first cars in the parking lot. We entered in the South part of the park coming from Hwy 22. At this part… Continue Reading “Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument”

Petroglyph National Monument

Duration: 2-3 hours For the next stop on National Park Trip Season 3: Spring Break edition we traveled north to Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Petroglyph National Monument is located just off to the west of Albuquerque, directly north of I40. We headed straight to the… Continue Reading “Petroglyph National Monument”

Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument

Welcome back, the next stop we made on our Spring Break National Park trip was Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument.  There are four different sites to visit at this monument: Abo, Quarai, Gran Quivira and the Headquarters/Visitor Center located in Mountanair, New Mexico.  We… Continue Reading “Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument”

White Sands National Monument

Boy are you in for a treat at this place! The boys both agree that this was the highlight of the trip. I wasn’t expecting this much fun after trying to sand sled at Great Sand Dunes National Park. The difference was astounding. We… Continue Reading “White Sands National Monument”

George Washington Carver National Monument

Spring Break 2018- National Park Trip Season 3.1 has started!! This is the first stop of many on this trip heading toward the Southwest Region of the National Park Passport Book. This stop is in the very bottom of the Midwest Region.  I knew… Continue Reading “George Washington Carver National Monument”

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