Category Archives: National Parks and Monuments

27 hours in Utah-2 National Parks, 1 National Monument and 1 National Forest

We decided to book ourselves for 4 nights in Hurricane, Utah on the way to Las Vegas.  After 3 days here we wished we had booked 7.  We are staying at the St. George KOA for $10 per night using … Continue reading

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Donnell Pond Public Reserve Lands- an escape from the “free park day” crowds

The weather was cold and rainy yesterday so we were ready to head into the park for a day of adventure.  What we didn’t know was that it was Public Lands Day and admission to Acadia National Park was free. … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest National Park

A trip to the Petrified Forest National Park was a last minute decision for us. We knew it was going to be about a 2.5-3 hour ride each way from Cottonwood Arizona but we figured with an early start we … Continue reading

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The top 5 things I have learned in 2 days in Arizona-by Gizmo

The days are warm and the nights are cold. Mom says I have to wear a sweatshirt to bed so I don’t get chilly Mom and dad keep a close eye on me when I’m outside. It’s because we have … Continue reading

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Acadia N.P.- Sight Seeing by vehicle

There are many sights you can see by driving through Acadia National Park.  The park loop road and Cadillac Mountain are probably the 2 most popular.  You can take the park bus to see the park loop road.  The best … Continue reading

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Acadia National Park-Where to Stay

Next week we will begin our 1-month journey back to the east coast.  I have been thinking a lot about New England and our favorite places.  At the same time we have been asked a lot of questions about Maine … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree in Bloom- slow down and look close

The weather in Palm Desert continues to set records with most days in the past couple weeks topping out above 90.  We have adjusted our plans to try to stay as cool as possible.  Yesterday we decided to revisit Joshua … Continue reading

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