Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

We knew that this was a water park and intended to canoe into it and spend at least one overnight on an island. But alas, our island lust lessened over the course of the prior week on Isle Royale so we decided to just take on the visitor centers and some short hikes....
Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park

  Let’s start with what the plan is – We left Texas headed to Chicago to visit with a whole lotta relatives who were gathered there for the Fourth of July. We spent a week with them and then jumped a plane to Boston to visit with Bryan and Katelyn on our way to...
Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

We toured the east coast parks in the winter and left off Acadia due to its location. We knew we would get up to Boston to check in on Bryan, Katelyn and the grand pigs at which time we would head up to Acadia. Well with Tex tucked in nicely in Chicago we headed to...
Hot Springs National Park

Hot Springs National Park

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” – Leonardo da Vinci   Originally planning to visit Hot Springs National Park in early June, traveling North from Texas, we decided it might be better to stop in early spring while heading back South....
Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.” – Albert Einstein Normally we prefer to stay in the park, but for our visit to Mammoth Cave National Park we opted to try a highly rated...
Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

“It is in the valley that one can realize most effectively a sense of isolation and freedom from the sights and sounds…which go to make the modern city…” – Olmstead Brothers, 1925   Nestled in the backyards of Cleveland and Akron,...