Tag: summer vacation

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. …

Yellowstone National Park 3

  Here we are at Day 2 in Yellowstone, we had a great night sleep at our wonderful cabin Sacajawea at Shoshone Lodge and campground, I just wish we would have planned a day to stay here relax and enjoy all the offerings they had,…

Yellowstone National Park 2

Welcome back, everyone.  This blog post will be our afternoon at Yellowstone following blog post, Yellowstone National Park Part 1.  We pick up after a wonderful lunch at Roosevelt Lodge. We are heading to what will be, my favorite part of the park 🙂 …

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…

Wyoming

The 4th state line signage stop on National Park Trip Season 2. This sign was right across the highway from our South Dakota sign. Hwy 16 headed west from Custer, SD. Big huge pull offs for both signs and little to no traffic! A…

Jewel Cave National Monument

Jewel Cave, what can I say, this place was a gem! 💎💎 Just minutes outside of Custer, South Dakota, this is a great morning or afternoon stop. When we got there we grabbed our Junior Ranger books and set off on one of the hikes…

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…

Wind Cave National Park

The next stop on National Park Trip Season 2 is Wind Cave.  Wind Cave is one of the oldest national parks in the U.S. it was the 8th National Park and the 1st National Park to protect a cave.  With 143 miles of caves…

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…

New Mexico

The Land of Enchantment. This state line sign was easy to get. It is at the entrance to The Four Corners Monument. We stopped here on our way from Grand Canyon National Park to our Cave hotel nestled in the mountains/rocks of Farmington, New…

South Dakota

South Dakota!! We made it! The third state we hit on National Park Trip Season 2! The top picture was taken at a rest stop along I-90 westbound, it was at mile marker #362 (Salem Westbound Information Center).  The lower picture we got on the way…

Pipestone National Monument

1st National Park/Monument on National Park Trip Season 2 is in Pipestone, Minnesota and boy what a treat this place was. We learned so much here, and it was all very interesting!! For nearly 2000 years the Plains Indians have prized this soft stone….

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