Tag Archives: National Park

Visit Historic Jamestowne

Visit Historic Jamestowne

Jamestown was the first permanent English settlement in North America. At Historic Jamestowne archeologists are revealing new and surprising information. Historic Jamestowne Background Its the 17th century. Spain has been getting rich from its adventures in the Americas. England wants part of the action. Its first colony in North America was established in 1585 but […]

Visit Yorktown Battlefield

Visit Yorktown Battlefield

The Yorktown victory turned the tide of the Revolutionary War and led to American independence. You can experience that historic moment at Yorktown Battlefield. Yorktown Battlefield Background It’s been a long time since the early days of the revolution. The ‘shot heard around the world’ was way back in 1775. Now, its October 1781, six long […]

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park

Acadia National Park was the first national park in the East. It is located on Mount Desert Island in Maine. In many ways, this is a unique park and it is definitely one of my favorites. Some national parks have rugged mountains while others have amazing rock formations or canyons. Acadia has the ocean. The […]

Roosevelt National Park and Medora ND

Roosevelt National Park and Medora ND

The Spirit of the West. By the time I reached Medora, North Dakota, I had spent over a month traveling through much of the Western United States. Each place I visited was a great place. But, the place that really seemed to capture ‘The West’ was Medora, North Dakota. Medora is a small town in […]

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Of all the National Parks I visited in 2010, Glacier National Park was the wildest, most rugged place. Other parks might have a taller peak, bigger river, or deeper canyon. But, Glacier is different. Glacier is a little bit canyon – like the Grand Canyon, but formed by Glaciers so different. It is a little […]

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

You would think that the photo I would use to show off Yellowstone would be Old Faithful. True, I did see Old Faithful blow. Twice in fact. And it was very impressive. But the thing about Yellowstone is that there is so much more to it that just one geyser. I spent only two days […]

Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

I stayed at the Colter Bay campground in Grand Teton National Park in July 2010. I had heard from several people that this was their favorite national park. I had to see it. As it turned out, it became one of my favorite parks, too. While much smaller than Yellowstone, it is also much easier […]

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

I was expecting it to be hot when I went camping at the Grand Canyon in July. It was, but it wasn’t really that bad – as long as you didn’t go into the canyon. I stayed at the Trailer Village Campground on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. It is a great location. […]

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is an amazing place. Every national park has something that makes it special. Rocky is about high elevation. On a recent visit to the park, I camped at the Moraine Park Campground. At an elevation of 8,160 feet, this is pretty high. Though the park’s highest elevation is over 12,000 feet. […]