Category Archives: Travel

El Malpais National Monument

In September on our way to Phoenix, we made a slight detour to visit El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area southwest of Grants, New Mexico. El Malpais – the “badland” – is a landscape that encompasses volcanic cones, … Continue reading

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Isle Royale National Park

An island far from shore in Lake Superior – who had any idea it would be end up being on the list of our favorite national parks? Number 53 out of 60 national parks – the 3+ hour boat ride … Continue reading

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Voyageurs National Park

Water covers about 39% of Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, an area most commonly known as Boundary Waters. Voyageurs is an example of southern boreal forest – sometimes called simply the “north woods.” It contains more than 900 islands, many … Continue reading

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Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield is located in Maryland about 70 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. Visiting a battlefield is always a sobering experience and visiting Antietam was certainly that. Serene and quiet now, but on September 17, 1862, there occurred here … Continue reading

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Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

When we decided to visit Harpers Ferry, we immediately thought John Brown and that was basically all. Our American history class in high school taught about John Brown and, depending on your viewpoint, his actions made him out as either a lunatic … Continue reading

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Washita Battlefield National Historic Site

It’s been over a year since we visited Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and it has taken me this long to decide how to write about it. Located in western Oklahoma, in November of 1868 this site was the winter … Continue reading

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Haleakalā National Park

  Sunrise above the clouds near the summit of Haleakalā was an absolutely amazing experience. When we first planned the trip to visit Haleakalā National Park on the island of Maui we were somewhat skeptical about the value of getting … Continue reading

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