Summer Road Trip (Part 1 of 4)

On each of our trips my favorite parts almost always are not the reason why we are on the trip. That was once again the case on our most recent road trip.  Our destination for this trip was South Dakota and the trip centered around Mount Rushmore.  In looking for a place to stay about halfway in between our house and South Dakota I came across Great Sand Dunes National Park in southern Colorado and boy am I glad I did!  It was the perfect start to our vacation. Read more

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is near Wupatki National Monument just outside of Flagstaff, AZ.  It is estimated that Sunset Crater last erupted sometime between 1080 and 1100. Read more

Wupatki National Monument

Wupatki National Monument is just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona off of US 89.  I have lived in Arizona my entire life and am just now finding out about some of these gems.  Wupatki was established to preserve the Citadel and Wupatki pueblos and back in its day this was a happenin’ place.  We were here on a school trip and not only was I impressed, but the kids all seemed to enjoy the monument. Read more

Saguaro National Park

I have spent the last couple of months studying for a test for work and it has consumed all of my free time.  Now that the test is behind me I am planning to spend more time on me.  If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.  I need to get back into a regular exercise routine and what better time to start than before I fill up my free time again. Read more

Yosemite National Park

*For the beginning of this road trip check out Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

After Sequoia we headed to Yosemite.  Yosemite spans nearly 1,200 square miles but the majority of the visitors stay within the seven square mile area know as Yosemite Valley.  Many of Yosemite’s well know features can be accessed or seen from the valley.   Read more

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks

After our Yellowstone trip we fell in love with the National Parks.  We immediately started planning our next National Park trip and picked Yosemite as the destination.   Read more

Yellowstone National Park

*For the beginning of this road trip see the Grand Teton National Park post.

I don’t even know where to begin with Yellowstone.  This is definitely someplace to add to your bucket list.   Read more

Grand Teton National Park

This is the first of several posts about our trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.  This is the trip that started our love affair with the National Parks.  Read more

Zion National Park

My husband and I recently celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary and went to Zion National Park in Southern Utah for a long weekend.  We had a wonderful time and couldn’t have picked a better time to go.   Read more