On our National Park’s 100th anniversary in August 2016, we thought it was fitting to visit one of America’s most famous memorials; Mount Rushmore National Memorial. This great memorial is located in South Dakota with majestic views of the Black Hills.
Usually folks gather to celebrate the Christmas with their immediate families, however, we celebrated a little differently in 2017. We decided to spend some quiet time at Joshua Tree National Park and to take in the beauty of this National Park’s thousands of Joshua Trees, Cholla garden, Desert Lavenders and Ocotillos. But, we didn’t end up alone…
Every year, hundreds of thousands of travelers look forward to taking advantage of our National Park Free Admission Days. This wonderful opportunity allows visitors to visit our National Parks. Also included are our National Monuments, Historical Landmarks, National Battlefields, National Seashores, etc. without requiring a pass or payment.
Before we stepped foot into our first RV in 2014, we’ve already been to four National Parks and several National Monuments and Historical Parks when we were motorcycle nomads. We paid entry admissions for all of them because we didn’t have a National Park Pass. Why? Because we didn’t know about them!
There’s nothing like feeling the pages of a good book! While we can get most books on Kindle, we still love to open them to vividly colored pages, map pull-outs, etc. By having these books and guides, we don’t have to rely on internet connection to plan our trips, do research or just dream. We don’t have to recharge or plug any electronics devices in. We just reach for the book, grab our reading glasses and open it.
Our RV and outdoor enthusiastic friends, Bill and Porter from Trinkles On Tour, recommended that we do something a little ‘different’ during our Big Bend National Park visit in March 2018. They told us we can’t leave Big Bend without going to Boquillas, Mexico to do ‘this’. They said to make sure we have our passports with us….
We love our National Parks. It’s one of the reasons why we are doing
this whole nomadic thing. We appreciate these gifts from God, our Country and the big blue marble we live on. But way too often, we humans ruin it. We populate places where God didn’t intend and our experience at Glacier National Park was one of those.
Got your attention with that title, didn’t we? One might think this is about alcohol consumption but well…keep reading. It’s about the dirty habits that people seem to have bestowed upon our National Parks and other sites.