District of Columbia, National Mall & District of Columbia Area Parks, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Virginia, Work Travel Life

Seein’ the DC – Part 1: Lincoln, FDR, & MLK Memorials, Korean War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial

Washington, DC offers up almost a dizzying array of National Park Service (NPS) units that are quick to check off, so needless to say, when an opportunity to travel to DC for work came up, I knew I'd want to take a personal day to see as many as I could! With plans set in… Continue reading Seein’ the DC – Part 1: Lincoln, FDR, & MLK Memorials, Korean War Memorial, and Lincoln Memorial

Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, Montana, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Wyoming

A Quickie In Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Travelers to Wyoming tend to know/do the "big three": the Tetons, Yellowstone, and Devils Tower. However, Wyoming does have a few additional National Park Service units that are worth exploring, and often with a fraction of the crowds! That's right, Wyoming is home to seven NPS units, not including the National Historic Trails that cross-criss… Continue reading A Quickie In Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

Hiking, Hot Springs State Park, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Wyoming

Wyoming Hiked: Roundtop Mountain and T Hill in Thermopolis

Thermopolis is one of my favorite little spots to layover during travel I have to do around Wyoming. This small town is home to Hot Springs State Park, a great place to explore travertine terraces up close, take a soak in thermal mineral waters, and hike in unique scenery. This trip through Thermopolis I decided… Continue reading Wyoming Hiked: Roundtop Mountain and T Hill in Thermopolis

Camping, Colorado, Dinosaur National Monument, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 11 – Dinosaur National Monument

Day 11 - April 5, 2022 The take aways... Belted cows are suited for a hardy environmentI met the younger "know it all" version of my self at Dinosaur National MonumentCell phone signal varies greatly from one side of the parking lot to the next in Vernal, UTCrocs are amazingWyoming will greet you back from… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 11 – Dinosaur National Monument

Arches National Park, Camping, Hiking, National Parks & Monuments, State Parks, United States, Utah

A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 10 – Chicken Corners & Arches National Park

Day 10 - April 4, 2022 The take aways... If you get an inkling the food tote broke in half on the road to Chicken Corners, that's probably because it really didArches Thai has amazing phoThe dinosaur tracks are always worth a stopWe didn't know anything about where we were after dark Crystal Geyser stopped… Continue reading A BeaUTAHful Bucket List: Day 10 – Chicken Corners & Arches National Park