Category Archives: national parks

Golden Spike – 150th Anniversary Celebration

Our primary goal traveling in the Spring 0f 2019 was to attend the 150th Anniversary Celebration of the driving of the Golden Spike May 10, 1869 in Promontory Utah.  This one event did more to change the United States than … Continue reading

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Verde Valley Arizona

Verde Valley is truly a greener valley in the desert that is Arizona.  Located about midway between Phoenix and Flagstaff it has several year-round rivers providing water to support a thriving population for thousands of years.  It is estimated that … Continue reading

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Apache Scenic Loop and Kayaking with Saguaros

Casa Grande gave us a good jumping off point to explore the greater Phoenix area.  The Apache Scenic Loop is a spectacular highway tour of the Superstition Mountains.  Starting in Apache Junction east of metro Phoenix the route took us … Continue reading

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Saguaro National Park

Tucson Arizona has a lot to offer and it was a major goal of our Southwestern trip.  On the outskirts of Tucson is a surprisingly lush and diverse land.   Saguaro National Park protects an area of Sonoran Desert that is … Continue reading

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Big Bend National Park

Located along the southern border with Mexico Big Bend National Park has been on our list for years.  Its about 100 miles from the nearest east-west highway US 90.  Further from Interstate 10.  It’s a place of very little development.  … Continue reading

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Acadia National Park Maine

We LOVE Acadia!  We have been trying to get here for years.  Finally made it and we are very impressed.  The scenery and history are so unique.  The park is mostly on Mt. Desert Island.  A group of private citizens … Continue reading

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New York City

Just what the world needs, another blog about New York City.  Actually we have never visited the Big Apple.  So when we found a small group tour offered at the Newburgh NY KOA we booked immediately. The tour entered Manhatten … Continue reading

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