Tag: History

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Visited: August 2020 Accommodations: Holiday Inn, La Junta, Colorado Duration: 2-3 hours This Fort built in 1833 (originally called Fort William) by traders Charles and William Bent and their partner Ceran St. Vrain sought to establish a base for trading to include trappers from… Continue Reading “Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site”

Great Smokey Mountains

Visited: November 2020 Accommodations: Spring Hill Suites, Pidgeon Forge (Free with Time share promo) Duration: 2-3 days This was a long weekend trip planned during Covid, as stated in my previous post we answered a phone call for a Marriot Time Share Promo and… Continue Reading “Great Smokey Mountains”

Gateway Arch National Park

Visited: November 2020 Accommodations: Driving from home to Gatlinburg, TN this was a stop on the way Duration: 3-4 hours This National Park was a great stopping point on our way to our final destination of Great Smokey Mountains National Park. During Covid we… Continue Reading “Gateway Arch National Park”

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Visited: June 2020 Location: Fort Scott, Kansas Accommodations: day trip from home Duration: 1-2 hours We had bought a new horse trailer and it just so happened to be in a town that had a National Park Service Site, how fun is that. We… Continue Reading “Fort Scott National Historic Site”

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Visited: July 2020 Location: Larned, Kansas Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Great Bend, Kansas Duration: 2-3 hours Fort Larned National Historic Site was a stop on our way through Kansas while driving the Santa Fe Trail. Follow along on the trail at the following blogs. Santa… Continue Reading “Fort Larned National Historic Site”

Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail starts in New Franklin (pictured above) and ends in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Between 1821 and 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was used to transport goods from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe. The trail was also used to transport military… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail”

Santa Fe Trail (Western Terminus)

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2 days Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico If you haven’t been following the Santa Fe Trail with us be sure to check out our other posts here: Santa Fe Trail Eastern Terminus Santa Fe Trail Central Route Santa Fe Trail… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail (Western Terminus)”

Santa Fe Trail (Mountain Route)

Visited: July 2020 and March 2018 Duration: 2-3 days Location: Cimarron Kansas to Las Vegas, New Mexico On this blog we will be following the Mountain Route of the Santa Fe Trail. We did this in 2 parts, we did the Kansas/Colorado sites on… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail (Mountain Route)”

Santa Fe Trail (Eastern Terminus)

Visited: July 2020 Duration: 2 days Location: Started in Booneville and ended in Sibley, Missouri Accommodations: Hotel Frederick, Booneville, Missouri. (Hightly Recommend) I stumbled across this Junior Wagon Master Book(to be done following the Santa Fe Trail) while looking for an address to send… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail (Eastern Terminus)”

De Soto National Memorial

Visited: March 2020 Duration: 2-3 hours Location: Bradenton, Florida Accommodations: Tortuga Beach Resort for 3 nights. Wonderful place!! Next up on National Park Trip Season 5 – Spring Break Edition we stayed 3 nights in Bradenton, Florida, enjoying beaches, pools, wonderful restaurants, golf cart… Continue Reading “De Soto National Memorial”

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