New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, WV, July, 2021.

National Park Count: 22 America’s newest National Park, number 63, is New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, nestled in the mountains of southern West Virginia. Just a few weeks after visiting the nations first national park, the Sidekick and I spent a couple days checking out the nation’s newest park and it’s a prettyContinue reading “New River Gorge National Park and Preserve, WV, July, 2021.”

Yellowstone NP, MT/WY and a little of Grand Teton NP, WY, June 2021

National Park Count: 20, 21 Hello fellow Adventurers! The Sidekick and I just returned from a pretty spectacular trip to Yellowstone National Park! This place is out of this world! In case you somehow don’t know at this point, Yellowstone is the largest supervolcano on Earth and the whole area reminds you of that atContinue reading “Yellowstone NP, MT/WY and a little of Grand Teton NP, WY, June 2021”

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH. Apr 2021

National Parks Counter: 19 Hello Adventurers! Situated in a decidedly not “national parky” spot edging Akron and just 20 minutes or so south of Cleveland is a nice little piece of nature called Cuyahoga Valley National Park. This is a park that has an unusual history! This whole area is settled and dotted with smallContinue reading “Cuyahoga Valley National Park, OH. Apr 2021”

Arizona. Sonoma/Petrified Forest National Park/Saguaro National Park/Tucson/Mt. Lemmon. Mar, 2021

National Parks Counter: 17, 18 Trip number two of the 2021 year occurred in March. My Sidekick and I hopped on yet another Southwest flight out west! Our target this time: Arizona. Specifically we were planning on checking out Sedona for an afternoon en route to Holbrook, AZ which is the closest town to PetrifiedContinue reading “Arizona. Sonoma/Petrified Forest National Park/Saguaro National Park/Tucson/Mt. Lemmon. Mar, 2021”

Zion National Park, UT/Valley of Fire, NV. Feb, 2021.

National Parks Counter: 16 2021 LETS GO! I am going to start this blog off with something surely controversial to National Parks people. Zion is gorgeous, a wonder, and a must see. It is also underwhelming to its reputation and to put on top of a national parks list is silly to me. As ofContinue reading “Zion National Park, UT/Valley of Fire, NV. Feb, 2021.”

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas Dog Road Trip. Nov, 2020

National Parks Counter: 15 My girl dog Bella did so well on the road trip to Columbus and Providence Canyon, GA that I decided to take her on a much longer trip just a week later! I was going to drive to see my mother for Thanksgiving with Bella. We took a roundabout trip throughContinue reading “Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas Dog Road Trip. Nov, 2020”

Providence Canyon, GA Dog Road Trip November, 2020

I have not talked much about my pup..but here is a picture of my old girl Bella: She is an awesome dog, but she is up there in years. In that picture she is about 9 or 10 and she is now between 11 and 13. You wouldn’t really know it as she hasn’t reallyContinue reading “Providence Canyon, GA Dog Road Trip November, 2020”

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia/Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. September 2020

National Parks Counter: 14 Shenandoah National Park was actually a spot I was actively thinking about going to in March of 2020. I never quite got to the booking stage because our friend covid was starting to make a muck of things just before and I was holding off. It also sounded like March wasContinue reading “Shenandoah National Park, Virginia/Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. September 2020”

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, August 2020

Well now, we had a travel hiatus didn’t we! So my Sidekick’s Southwest companion pass was only good for 2019. I managed to snag the normal one from them early in 2020 just in time for the old pandemic. Great timing! So anyway, my Sidekick and I decided that the best course of action wasContinue reading “Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, August 2020”

Colorado. Salida/Great Sand Dunes National Park/Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park/Telluride/Denver. July 2019

National Parks Counter: 11, 12 Right off the bat, this is probably one my favorite trips, so far. I was with the Sidekick, we saw 2 national parks, almost every area of the state, and did LOTS OF COOL SHIT. Stops included: a wolf rescue, Great Sand Dunes National Park, whitewater rafting in Buena Vista,Continue reading “Colorado. Salida/Great Sand Dunes National Park/Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park/Telluride/Denver. July 2019”