Tag Archives: National Parks

What Makes a National Park?

(Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, 13,188,000 acres) February 22, 2018, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial became Gateway Arch National Park. It is a lot easier to say and remember than the original title. Because of this re-designation, our list of remaining … 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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National Parks Travels

An update on our bucket list goal of visiting all 59 U.S. National Parks — we have now visited 49 of them! List of National Parks * We’ve been there + Yet to visit +Acadia National Park, Maine +American Samoa … Continue reading

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National Parks Project

    Once a teacher/learner, always a teacher/learner! I’m collaborating with Kathy Price on a new project and we are introducing the first two in our series of National Park downloadable learning activities books. They are perfect to take along on vacation to enhance … Continue reading

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Hot Springs National Park

  Our visit to Hot Springs National Park in Arkansas in late December tagged Park #45 out of the 59 National Parks on our bucket list. We enjoyed our visit – strolling Central Avenue and the Grand Promenade, touring the … Continue reading

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Lake Clark National Park

Lake Clark National Park was the last national park in Alaska on our bucket list to visit. In talking with someone who lived and worked there, the question we got was “What took you so long?” It was quite obvious … Continue reading

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Pinnacles National Park

This spring we continued to work on our national park bucket list. Pinnacles National Park became the 40th national park we have visited. It is the newest park unit to attain National Park status, making it the 59th. Pinnacles was … Continue reading

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