Tag: History

Ocmulgee National Monument

Visited: March 2020 Location: Macon, Georgia Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Macon, Georgia Duration: 2-3 hours National Park Trip Season 5 – Spring Break Edition has begun. Our goal – to finish all the Florida National Parks. However, a pandemic is afoot and will we be… Continue Reading “Ocmulgee National Monument”

Craters of the Moon National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Location: Arco, Idaho Accommodations: Silver Creek Hotel, Bellevue, Idaho Duration: 2-4 hours Lava rocks gallore. Lava comes from volcanoes, but there isn’t a volcano here in sight at Craters of the Moon National Monument??? The lava here at this park came… Continue Reading “Craters of the Moon National Monument”

Minidoka National Historical Site

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Banbury Hot Springs Hotel Duration: 1-2 hours Minidoka National Historic Site was depressing, however I feel my children need to be educated on even the worst times in history. Minidoka was a relocation center for over 13,000 Japanese-Americans. Over 2/3rd… Continue Reading “Minidoka National Historical Site”

Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Banbury Hot Springs Poolside Condo Duration: 2 hours Hagerman Fossil Beds in Hagerman, Idaho. Stopped into the Visitor Center first thing in the morning and grabbed some Junior Ranger booklets. We headed out for a drive on Bell Rapids Road… Continue Reading “Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument”

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Leaving Crater Lake and heading to Idaho Duration: 4 hours, could spend a whole day here. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument was one of the greatest unplanned stops on any of our National Park trips. Luckily we did all… Continue Reading “John Day Fossil Beds National Monument”

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”

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Holiday Inn, St. Augustine (Perfect location for walking) This morning’s adventures found us at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument. Located right in the middle of beautiful St. Augustine Florida.  We have visited some amazing towns on… Continue Reading “Castillo de San Marcos National Monument”

Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve: Kingsley Plantation

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 3-4 hours with the addition of Fort Caroline The drive here from Timucuan Ecolgical and Historic Preserve (Fort Caroline) was a good time that included a car ferry.  You can see that here on our Fort Caroline blog. It was… Continue Reading “Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve: Kingsley Plantation”

Fort Caroline National Memorial

Visited: March 2019 Duration: 3-4 hours (including Kingsley Plantation) Venturing into Florida found us at this great Preserve.  We stop at 2 of the places here. The Timucuan Preserve Visitor Center (Fort Caroline) and the Kingsley Plantation. First stop was the Timucuan Preserve and… Continue Reading “Fort Caroline National Memorial”

Georgia

The Georgia State Line sign!  This was sign #36, working our way up to 50!  We didn’t get this one going in, it had to be done on our way home.  There was no sign on our entry into Georgia unfortunately.  This sign is… Continue Reading “Georgia”

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