On the Road with the Kidds! travel blog

Petroglyph National Monument Office, Abuquerque New Mexixo

Peteroglyph. There were many on the rocks around the park.

Lava Beds National Monument, Tulelake, California

Overlooking Lava Beds from the Schonchin Butte lookout tower

Manassas National Battlefield Park, Manassas Virginia

Bull Run at Manassas Battlefield. Hard to believe they say it ran...

Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Next time we will be in them.

Bandolier National Monument, Los Alamos, New Mexico

Hot Springs National Park, Hot Springs Arkansas

Round Spring at Ozark National Scenic Waterways, Eminence Missouri

Round Spring Cave tour using lanterns

Round Spring Cave features

Coronado Historic Site, Bernalilo, New Mexico

Rio Grande River at Coronado Historic Site. We kayaked this.

Hubble Trading Post National Historic Site, Ganado Arizona

Hubble's store is still active

Navaho Blankets in the Hubble Trade Store.

Painted Desert at Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona

Petrified Forest. Huge logs all over the place!

Closeup of the mineralization of one petrified log.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

Colors and shodows at the Grand Canyon change hourly.

Mike at the head of Bright Angel trail. Grand Canyon

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter, Indiana

Mohave National Preserve, Barstow, California

Climbing the Rings Trail at Mohave

Death Valley National Park, California

Boondocking in Death Valley

Desert sunset, at Death Valley

Death Valley

I was surprised by the abundance of colors in Death Valley

Titas Canyon, Death Valley jeep ride

Moving rocks at Death Valley

279 feet BELOW sea level. White sign on cliff marks zero,

Washita Battlefield National Historic Site, Cheyenne Oklahoma

Soddy home at Washita

Alibates Flint National Monument, Fritch Texas

Alibates Flint from an old digging site

Sequoia National Park, Three Rivers California

The Largest Tree in the world, General Sherman

Hike view at Sequoia. Amazing scenery.

View from the top of Morro Rock.

Driving under a sequoia tree

Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

Snowshoe trek at Crater Lake

Redwoods National Park, California

Oregon Caves National Monument, Cave Junction, Oregon

Siding was made from local cedar trees.

John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Kimberly Oregon

Painted Desert of John Day

Bitteroot. Low flower of the desert.

we are still awaiting trailer repairs so it gives me more time to reflect on the journey we have had before I started this blogging thing. So this gives me a little chance to catch up and share more of the journey getting us here. Looking at these pictures and seeing how much we have done has been fun. I cant believe we have done all that! And it really has been a relatively short time period. We have been in Oregon for two winters now at my parents house. Both times about four months. When you add the five months for the Alaska trip, that takes up thirteen months of the year and a half we have been on the road. Wow. Only five months of road time and all this? Time to get rolling again!

When we travel we do a lot of sight seeing. One of the places we head to is the National Parks. we have been to twenty-nine so far since leaving New Jersey in August of 2014. Six of those were in Alaska which have been in previous entries. We have enjoyed them all. There is so much variety in the landscape, the history, the geology and the plants and animals. Even the sizes of the areas differ. From the little Hubble Trading Post National Historic Site to the enormous Grand Canyon and the Wrangell - St Elias Mountains in Alaska. So much to see, and learn about. We drove, hiked, biked and paddled in some pretty amazing places and seen some beautiful areas and learned a lot of history.

I am so glad our country has made the efforts to preserve and protect these areas for future generations.

Enjoy the pictures! I have!

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