Thing 2 and his best friend, Nico, at the Colorado National Monument. She has had added so much joy to the trip. Many national parks don’t allow pets on the trails so it’s wise to check the park’s website to see their pet policy before heading out.
You can’t go to Yellowstone without getting a family photo in front of the sign. We had high expectations for Yellowstone, after all, it is the most famous and oldest National Park. It not only lived up but surpassed our expectations and we look forward to going back someday!
Exploring in the Petrified Forest National Park. We feel so grateful to be able to show our boys so many places of beauty. A day doesn’t pass that I don’t realize how fortunate we are to have this opportunity.
Launching a canoe in the Everglades National Park. We saw at least 8 alligators on this canoe trail. It was a little scary but very cool! If we get a change we’d really like to go back to the Everglades.
Getting ready to have lunch during a hike in Glacier National Park. Everyone may be smiling but don’t be fooled, our boys are like any other kids and sometimes they whine and complain about hiking. We try to vary the lengths to avoid burnout because whether they realize it yet getting outside is not only good for the body but good for the soul.
We took this photo on a bike ride in rural Wyoming. As we road by the horses trotted over the fence and seemed to want attention. The boys were happy to give it. I’m not sure I’ve ever met such friendly horses before.
North Cascades National Park is located in northern Washington..It was a beautiful place to hike. We were surprised to learn that North Cascades NP has more glaciers than Glacier National Park although many of them aren’t easily accessible to view.
Setting up camp in Gettysburg, PA. It typically takes us 30-60 minutes to set up our campsites. Each of us have different jobs to help the set up go more smoothly. We hope! 🙂
Every January Breckenridge, CO, hosts the International Snow Sculpture Championships. It’s great fun to see what sculptures from around the world can do with snow. At night they are lit up in different colors adding to their magic
The Wright Brothers National Memorial in North Carolina was a fascinating piece of history. There are so many lessons to learn through the story of Wright Brothers. Some of the things we talked about were teamwork, tenacity, courage, perseverance, and a willingness to try new things. It’s amazing to think about how much of history was affected by the Wright brothers!