Tag: National Park Passport

Saratoga National Historical Park

Visited: July 2018 Duration: 2 hours Accommodations: Bennington, Vermont One of the most decisive victories in American and world history was won here at Saratoga. The Battles of Saratoga began in September of 1777, with British Gen. John Burgoyne leading his troops down the…

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 4 hours Great Sand Dunes was a pit stop on the road home from Mesa Verde National Park.  A co-worker had told me it is a must do for the kids. I figured we could at least burn off a…

Zion National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 2 days Accommodations: Cable Mountain Lodge, Sprindale, UT. Zion National Park, this was the park I was most looking forward to on National Park Trip Season 1. It brought 0 disappointments. We started our morning out leaving Bryce Canyon and…

Canyonlands National Park

Visted: June 2016 Duration: 1/2 day  (Finished at Arches in the morning, spent afternoon here). Accomodations: Moab Under Canvas As stated above, we headed over to Canyonlands National Park in the afternoon after a wonderful lunch at Quesadilla Mobilla (highly recommend).  We pulled up…

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…

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…

Carlsbad Caverns

Next stop on Spring Break 2018 (National Park Trip Season 3.1) was Carlsbad Caverns.  We have visited a couple of caves on our other National Park trips but nothing of this magnitude. This place was gigantic.  The trick at this park is to get…

Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Next up on the National Park Trip Season 3.1, Chickasaw National Recreation Area.  We arrived last night and stayed at Chickasaw Retreat and Conference Center. If you aren’t camping in the area this is the place I highly recommend, it is a beautiful facility…

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…

Grand Teton National Park

I took advice from  a coworker on Grand Teton National Park, they said “you can just drive through the Tetons, they really aren’t any big deal”.  This was quite possibly the worst advice ever!!! This place was majestic, but I am a mountain addict. …

Ozark National Scenic Riverways

Every year we head down to beautiful Eminence Missouri for the Cross Country Trail Ride with our mules, for a week of trail riding through this gorgeous landscape. This year we decided to venture out of the campground/trail system and see what the National…

Devils Tower 

The next stop on National Park Trip Season 2 was Devils Tower National Monument. A perfect stop between all of the South Dakota landmarks and Yellowstone.  Devils Tower was the first National Monument to become a National Monument! We were just passing by and…

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