Tag: Junior Ranger

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)”

Everglades National Park

Visited: March 2020 Location: Homestead, Florida Accommodations: Houseboat rental Flamingo Adventures in Everglades National Park Duration: 3 days At one point in time I was talking to some guy somewhere, if I remember correctly we were in the infield of the Daytona Speedway at… Continue Reading “Everglades National Park”

Big Cypress National Preserve

Visited: March 2020 Duration: 1-2 hours Accommodations: Driving from Bradenton to Houseboat in the Everglades This was a stop driving to Everglades National Park. We popped in here real quick, watched the park film, completed our Junior Rangers, walked around at each Visitor Center… Continue Reading “Big Cypress National Preserve”

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”

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”

City of Rocks National Reserve

Visited: August 2019 Location: Almo, Idaho Accommodations: Almo Inn (The Amarillo Room) this place was AWESOME!!! Duration: 4-6 hours We made it to City of Rocks in the afternoon hours, we stopped in at the Visitor Center, grabbed maps, cancelations and Junior Ranger books… Continue Reading “City of Rocks National Reserve”

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”

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