Category: National Parks

Mesa Verde National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 1 day Accommodations: Kokepelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, New Mexico. Mesa Verde National Park is what inspired our very first National Park trip, and the rest is history. Hunter was studying cliff dwellings in Social Studies in the 5th…

Grand Canyon National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 1 full day Accommodations: Thunderbird Lodge (I do not recommend) We spent a full day here at the park on the South Rim. We started off with an overpriced breakfast at Bright Angel Lodge. We walked the rim trail in…

Zion National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 2 days Accommodations: Cable Mountain Lodge, Sprindale, UT. Zion National Park, this was the park I was most looking forward to on National Park Trip Season 1. It brought 0 disappointments. We started our morning out leaving Bryce Canyon and…

Bryce Canyon National Park

Visited:  June 2016 Duration: 1.5 days Accommodations: Bryce Country Cabins, Tropic Utah Our third park of National park trip Season 1, and our most favorite.  We left Moab in the morning and got to Bryce Canyon right after lunch.  It was a beautiful drive…

Canyonlands National Park

Visted: June 2016 Duration: 1/2 day  (Finished at Arches in the morning, spent afternoon here). Accomodations: Moab Under Canvas As stated above, we headed over to Canyonlands National Park in the afternoon after a wonderful lunch at Quesadilla Mobilla (highly recommend).  We pulled up…

Arches National Park

Visited:  June 2016 Duration: 2 days Accommodations:  Moab Under Canvas Arches National Park.  Park #1 of National Park Trip Season 1.  This is where it all starts.  This was my first visit to a National Park, the rest is history.  We picked a perfect…

Guadaloupe Mountains National Park

Just a few miles south of Carlsbad Caverns is another great National Park, Guadaloupe Mountains.  We planned for a whole day here but the weather was windy and cold, so we got it done in an afternoon. We started at the Visitor Center, very…

Carlsbad Caverns

Next stop on Spring Break 2018 (National Park Trip Season 3.1) was Carlsbad Caverns.  We have visited a couple of caves on our other National Park trips but nothing of this magnitude. This place was gigantic.  The trick at this park is to get…

Grand Teton National Park

I took advice from  a coworker on Grand Teton National Park, they said “you can just drive through the Tetons, they really aren’t any big deal”.  This was quite possibly the worst advice ever!!! This place was majestic, but I am a mountain addict. …

Yellowstone National Park 3

  Here we are at Day 2 in Yellowstone, we had a great night sleep at our wonderful cabin Sacajawea at Shoshone Lodge and campground, I just wish we would have planned a day to stay here relax and enjoy all the offerings they had,…

Yellowstone National Park 2

Welcome back, everyone.  This blog post will be our afternoon at Yellowstone following blog post, Yellowstone National Park Part 1.  We pick up after a wonderful lunch at Roosevelt Lodge. We are heading to what will be, my favorite part of the park 🙂 …

Yellowstone National Park 1

We have made it to Yellowstone National Park, what a trek across Wyoming, I can’t tell you how beautiful this state is, you must see for yourself. We are staying at Shoshone Lodge and Guest Ranch, this is located about 3-4 miles east of…

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