Tag: road trip

Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site

Visited: August 2020 Accommodations: Holiday Inn, La Junta, Colorado Duration: 2-3 hours This Fort built in 1833 (originally called Fort William) by traders Charles and William Bent and their partner Ceran St. Vrain sought to establish a base for trading to include trappers from… Continue Reading “Bent’s Old Fort National Historic Site”

Tennessee

Tennessee state line sign, #32 out of 50. This one we picked up on the way home from our Florida Spring Break Trip in 2019. We pass it all the time now and I giggle because there is always a traffic jam here and… Continue Reading “Tennessee”

Great Smokey Mountains

Visited: November 2020 Accommodations: Spring Hill Suites, Pidgeon Forge (Free with Time share promo) Duration: 2-3 days This was a long weekend trip planned during Covid, as stated in my previous post we answered a phone call for a Marriot Time Share Promo and… Continue Reading “Great Smokey Mountains”

Gateway Arch National Park

Visited: November 2020 Accommodations: Driving from home to Gatlinburg, TN this was a stop on the way Duration: 3-4 hours This National Park was a great stopping point on our way to our final destination of Great Smokey Mountains National Park. During Covid we… Continue Reading “Gateway Arch National Park”

Kentucky

State line sign # 37 for us. We got this clear back in 2019 and I am just now getting around to posting it. It took us awhile but we have visited some National Park Service Sites in Kentucky and now we can blog… Continue Reading “Kentucky”

Mammoth Cave National Park

Visited: July 2020 Accommodations: Staying with family in Ohio Duration: 5 hours Our trip to Mammoth Cave was a Covid trip, we did this park in the summer while visiting my brother’s family in Cincinnati. Not everything was open on our trip but we… Continue Reading “Mammoth Cave National Park”

Kansas

We already had a Kansas sign (taken at an exit on the turnpike) but we wanted a official state line sign. This was our 8th state if we counted the turnpike pic. The state line picture was taken at the border of Colorado and… Continue Reading “Kansas”

Fort Scott National Historic Site

Visited: June 2020 Location: Fort Scott, Kansas Accommodations: day trip from home Duration: 1-2 hours We had bought a new horse trailer and it just so happened to be in a town that had a National Park Service Site, how fun is that. We… Continue Reading “Fort Scott National Historic Site”

Fort Larned National Historic Site

Visited: July 2020 Location: Larned, Kansas Accommodations: Holiday Inn, Great Bend, Kansas Duration: 2-3 hours Fort Larned National Historic Site was a stop on our way through Kansas while driving the Santa Fe Trail. Follow along on the trail at the following blogs. Santa… Continue Reading “Fort Larned National Historic Site”

Santa Fe Trail

The Santa Fe Trail starts in New Franklin (pictured above) and ends in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Between 1821 and 1880, the Santa Fe Trail was used to transport goods from Independence, Missouri to Santa Fe. The trail was also used to transport military… Continue Reading “Santa Fe Trail”

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