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#Arch2Arch By The Numbers

#Arch2Arch By The Numbers

#Arch@Arch was a family vacation.  Jeff Howell (@MissouriHowell on Twitter) and I welcomed this.   His kids Kate and Rex were going with us.  Families take their children to National Parks.  Such trips make memories.  A family vacation with children is way to cultivate respect and even love all things wild.  We wanted them to be engaged and interested during this turn-and-burn adventure to celebrate the Centennial of the National Parks This photo suggests they were.

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Isn’t That Wonderful?

Isn’t That Wonderful?

In many ways, the #Arch2Arch adventure with Jeff Howell (@MissouriHowell on Twitter) was much like our 59 National Park journey.  We saw a number of incredible things in a short period of time. We went to the top of an Arch.  We turned and burned from one camp site to another.  We met a number of terrific people from the Director of Wyoming State Parks to an amazing Custer, South Dakota family to a friendly couple that managed a campground.  We saw a grizzly bear munching on a bison in the Yellowstone River.  We made a number of unscheduled stops at fascinating and scenic places.  Isn’t that wonderful? Continue reading

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A Bed and Breakfast by Sears Roebuck Mail Order

 

A Bed and Breakfast by Sears Roebuck Mail Order

Our readers know that we usually travel to the National Parks with our camper in tow.  For our Winter trip to the Badlands, Theodore Roosevelt and Yellowstone we decided to stay in motels.  Our camper is not equipped for Winter travel and is winterized.  When we use motels, we go with budget options.  No need for an upscale place.  We spend our days traveling or in the parks.  In South Dakota we reserved a room at the Econolodge in Wall, South Dakota to visit the Badlands.  We found out later that this Econolodge was closed for the Winter.  There were no other economy options. Continue reading

The Mt. Rushmore of Social Media

Mt. Rushmore | 59 National Parks

THE MEMORY
As a child, I have many memories of going to Mt. Rushmore every Sunday for breakfast. My Step-Dad would take my mother and I in his 1976 Buick LeSabre Coupe. We drove from Rapid City and through the beautiful Black Hills to get to Keystone, SD at the base of Mt. Rushmore. The drive itself was fun and exciting, mostly because my Step-Dad would pretend we were in the Cannonball Run. The journey to Mt. Rushmore was half the fun. We would pass The Reptile Gardens and many other Tourist “TRAPS”. Continue reading