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”

Southeast Roadtrip. Savannah, GA/Congaree National Park/Asheville, NC/Great Smoky Mountains National Park/Clayton, GA. June 2019

National Park Counter: 9, 10 Ok, so this one actually came before the California trip as well, and I forgot it too! Oops! Anyway this was a road trip my buddy Matthew took with me. He lives in Guam but comes to Florida to visit often. We have been throughout Florida so much, and IContinue reading “Southeast Roadtrip. Savannah, GA/Congaree National Park/Asheville, NC/Great Smoky Mountains National Park/Clayton, GA. June 2019”

Miami/Everglades National Park/Biscayne National Park/Islamorada. Feb. 2019

National Park Count 7,8 I might have mentioned at the beginning of the blog that I would try to keep everything in some semblance of order. Done pretty well so far! However, I forgot this one. And it’s going to be a short one. The FIRST trip of a very travel heavy 2019. The friendContinue reading “Miami/Everglades National Park/Biscayne National Park/Islamorada. Feb. 2019”

California. San Francisco/Santa Rosa/Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods. June 2019

The New Orleans crew, dog included (well traveled dog!) had already booked this California trip before we booked that New Orleans trip I believe! Destination: wine country! As a prelude I will say that I really had to idea what to expect from this trip! I had never been to California before. I did notContinue reading “California. San Francisco/Santa Rosa/Sonoma/Napa/Muir Woods. June 2019”

Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park/ Boulder/Denver/Colorado Springs. June 2018

National Park Counter: 6 First of all, I logged in today and see that I have likes and views! If you all see this, thank you! I did not actually expect anyone to have stumbled upon my humble site yet! I have not posted it on any of my social media places yet, so evenContinue reading “Colorado. Rocky Mountain National Park/ Boulder/Denver/Colorado Springs. June 2018”

Alaska. Girdwood/Seward/Denali National Park/Talkeetna. June 2017

National Park Counter: 5 SUPER AWESOME TRIP. This was my first “major” trip: furthest I have ever been away from home base, longest ever flight, probably the most different spot I have been to, and the place with the most “things” I have ever done on a vacation. This is a lengthy post, and IContinue reading “Alaska. Girdwood/Seward/Denali National Park/Talkeetna. June 2017”

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. March 2015

National Park Counter: 4 Ok! Here we go! So, firstly, this was not my trip and was not planned by me. I was accompanying my best friend on a personal journey. This was her trip. That being said it was an EYE OPENING experience for many reasons. This was my first journey west. We flewContinue reading “Grand Canyon National Park, AZ. March 2015”

Indiana Dunes National Park, IN August 2004

National Park Counter: 2 So, here we have another one that I visited long ago! I was near the Dunes for a wedding in 2004 with a buddy who made the drive with me. Note: This was a National Seashore at the time I was there. I remember that it was simple to get toContinue reading “Indiana Dunes National Park, IN August 2004”

Gateway Arch National Park, MO

National Park Counter: 1 Ok, post number 1! So, I have not been to the Arch since it became a National Park, but I have been there at least 3 or 4 times. It’s an arch. It’s tall. It’s in St. Louis. It used to be called the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. I think theContinue reading “Gateway Arch National Park, MO”