Moments & Misadventures : Then The Plan Changed

Moments & Misadventures : Then The Plan Changed

One of the defining parts of our family has always been road trips- the more spontaneous the better. This has been the case since the beginning. The first of these road trips came when we were dating and Brad invited me to go Yellowstone with him. But as we filled up the car to begin [...]

Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

Moments & Misadventures :: A Few of the Other National Parks

There is no doubt about it-I love visiting national parks! All national parks have the same goal in mind of protecting and preserving places of rich natural beauty and historical significance. And for me there is no better way of honoring that mission than by visiting the park that they work so hard to preserve. [...]

Domes & Dripstones – Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

Domes & Dripstones – Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

It was a perfect day with blue skies and mild temperatures. But instead of spending the day outdoors, we decided to go underground with a tour of Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave system stretching over nearly 53,000 acres of land. Mammoth Cave became a national park in July 1941. [...]

A Walk to Cataract Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park {Tennessee}

A Walk to Cataract Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park {Tennessee}

Ah, the Great Smoky Mountains- so beautiful, so majestic. No trip to this part of Tennessee is complete without a visit to this historic park. Great Smoky Mountain National Park encompasses 522,419 acres across Tennessee and North Carolina and is a part of the greater Appalachian Mountains that carry on through to the north part [...]

Walking the Rail Trail- Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

Walking the Rail Trail- Mammoth Cave National Park {Kentucky}

This last weekend took us back up to Kentucky where we decided to spend a day enjoying Mammoth Cave National Park. But instead of venturing down into the caves as we have before, we remained above ground and walked along the old rail trail. Mammoth Cave is the world's longest cave system making up 420 [...]

Visiting America’s Newest National Park- New River Gorge {West Virginia}

Visiting America’s Newest National Park- New River Gorge {West Virginia}

We made our way to New River Gorge National Park, the country's newest national park having being upgraded from a national river to a national park in December 2020. And because it is still so new, some of the park is still being configured to fit the increased number of visitors. Because the park stretches [...]