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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 Park of American Samoa

  National Park of American Samoa became our 50th out of 59 national parks to visit. We always thought it would be number 59 but a family wedding in Hawaii meant we would be halfway there so we added it … Continue reading

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Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

The latter part of December is a perfect time to leave the cold of winter and go to Hawaiʻi. A visit to Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park was part of our plan even though we had visited this park several years … Continue reading

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Wildflower Hike in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

  July in the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado is prime time for wildflowers in the higher elevations. The most spectacular array of wildflowers we encountered this year occurred along the Pass Trail to Engineer Mountain. This trail starts … Continue reading

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Virgin Islands National Park

A Caribbean island paradise in winter sounds like the perfect place to be and our trip to Virgin Islands National Park did not disappoint. High green hills, turquoise water, white sand beaches and ruins that evoke an era of sugar … Continue reading

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Everglades National Park

Everglades National Park in south Florida is very different from any of the other national parks we have visited. Established in 1947, at 1,507,850 acres Everglades is the third largest national park in the Lower 48. Although most U.S. national … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver National Monument

A bit off the beaten path in southwestern Missouri, we discovered the George Washington Carver National Monument and learned a great deal. From our American history classes, we knew that George Washington Carver discovered many uses for peanuts and that … Continue reading

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