Tag: National Monument

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”

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”

Fort Moultrie National Monument

– Visited: March 2019 Duration: 1/2 day Accommodations: Downtown Charleston National Park Trip Season 4- Spring Break Edition is on!  The first half will be a Civil War Expedition and will end with the Spanish Inquisition of Florida. Lets hope for some warm weather… Continue Reading “Fort Moultrie National Monument”

Fort Stanwix National Monument

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Traveling across New York took us right in to Rome, New York for this fabulous National Monument. Right in the middle of town is a step back in history to interpret the events of the siege of 1777.… Continue Reading “Fort Stanwix National Monument”

Alibates Flint Quarries/Lake Meredith

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations:  Stayed with friends in Sanford, TX The last stop on our Spring Break National Park Trip was in Sanford, TX.  Chris and I met some fantastic people and we love them so much we planned a trip… Continue Reading “Alibates Flint Quarries/Lake Meredith”

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 1-2 hours Accomodations:  None. This was an afternoon stop between New Mexico and Texas. Capulin Volcano erupted over 60,000 years ago producing 2 kinds of volcanic products: cinders/scoria (frothy chunks of volcanic rock) and lava flows. Today you can walk… Continue Reading “Capulin Volcano National Monument”

Fort Union National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Las Vegas, NM (28 miles South of Fort Union) Fort Union was once a bustling community where soldiers practiced army drills, blacksmiths hammered out horseshoes and wheels for wagons. Traders traded items and news in English and… Continue Reading “Fort Union National Monument”

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