Tag: History

Pecos National Historic Park

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Santa Fe, NM (located 25 northwest of the park) Pecos National Historic park holds years of history. It preserves the archaeological site of a 15th century Pueblo, Spanish missions, the crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, New… Continue Reading “Pecos National Historic Park”

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… Continue Reading “Mesa Verde National Park”

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”

Chamizal National Memorial

After putting in a couple of days near Carlsbad we got in the car and headed to El Paso Texas. We actually had a front hub assembly go out around mile 10 of this trip so we were busy making plans to get that… Continue Reading “Chamizal National Memorial”

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… Continue Reading “Guadaloupe Mountains National Park”

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”

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… Continue Reading “Yellowstone National Park 1”

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Next stop, Mount Rushmore!!  This is the first visit I have ever made here.  I am 41 years old and I think that it pretty darn pathetic!!  I didn’t want the kids to be like that, so when planning this trip, this stop was… Continue Reading “Mount Rushmore National Memorial”

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site

This place was a BLAST!! Get it? A Blast?? But seriously you won’t want to “miss”ile this historic site. We stopped here before we drove through the Badlands.  The park consists of three different sites along Interstate 90, our first stop was the Visitor… Continue Reading “Minuteman Missile National Historic Site”

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