The first thing most people ask us when we tell them what we’re doing is “do you have an itinerary?” Well, yes, we do… for the first year anyway. With a goal of visiting all 59 of the national parks and whatever other national park areas we come close to (there are 401 national park areas in total), as well as visiting friends and family along the road, we are aiming to hit all the parks east of the Mississippi River before the end of 2014. Then in winter/spring of 2015 we’ll head to the southwest where the concentration of NPs are. We’ll make our way up the Pacific Coast visiting many/most of those parks along the way, and we plan on about six weeks in Alaska in June/July 2015 to visit the eight NPs up there. Below is our route for the first year; year two is a work-in-progress – we’ll make that up once we see what we’ve missed in year one.