Tag: travel

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”

Crater Lake National Park

Visited: August 2019 Accommodations: Crater Lake Mazama Cabins Duration: 2 nights, 1.5 days Crater Lake National Park is a photographer’s dream! We pulled into the Cabins (Mazama Cabins) around sunset so we didn’t get to enjoy the park the first night. We unpacked in… Continue Reading “Crater Lake National Park”

California

California state line!!!! This is #39 out of 50 for our state line signs. This picture was taken outside of Worden, Oregon, there is a really cool Oregon sign across the road as well. We ventured up here from Lava Beds National Monument since… Continue Reading “California”

Redwoods National Park

Visited: August 2019 Duration: 2 full days and then some….. Accommodations: AirBNB Idyllic Coastal Log House in Trinidad, CA Redwoods National Park, the whole reason for this year’s National Park Trip Season 4. Each child was given a summer task (last year) to write… Continue Reading “Redwoods National Park”

Florida

The Florida State line! We were happy to see this state line. I see warm weather in our future!  We have been to Florida so many times but we always fly in so we aren’t able to get the state sign. This trip we… Continue Reading “Florida”

Canaveral National Seashore

Visited: November 2018 Duration: 4-5 hours Accommodations: Stayed at a friends house in Port St. John In town for a wedding and what do we find??  A National Park Service Site about 5 minutes away. We had to do it! We started off at… Continue Reading “Canaveral National Seashore”

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”

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