The purpose of the memorial is to communicate the founding, expansion, preservation, and unification of the United States with colossal statues of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt. Gutzon Borglum Seven-hundred sixty-eight days. That is the number of days since we launched on this Odyssey and up until this past week we had not spent […]
Ever since returning from our short “vacation from our vacation” in L.A. to see Garrison Keillor’s last show, we have been turning it up on national park and park unit visits. We are taking advantage of the nice summer weather by spending the better part of July in the north central part of the U.S., a.k.a.
We are on a tear — ten national park units in nine days! We’ve seen so many wonderful park units on our drive from Salt Lake City to Chicago!! We were very excited to travel through Colorado where we visited the Colorado Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Curecanti National Recreation Area, Old Bent’s
This is a map we have hanging up inside Charley, our RV. It shows all of the national park units, and the pink highlights show which ones we’ve been to. Can you tell what area of the country we haven’t visited yet? Well that’s about to change as we make our way back to the
As we look to wind up our two-turned-into-two-and-a-half-year road trip in October of this year, we are now paying more attention to routes, remaining national parks (16 at the time of this post), missing states (five) and figuring out how to efficiently get to all of our remaining sites before turning Charley back to the Midwest
A short hour drive from where we’re now staying in Tampa is another of our fine National Park Units. De Soto National Memorial remembers the life of Hernando de Soto, a Spanish Conquistador who came to La Florida in 1539 under an agreement with the ruler of the Spanish Empire, Charles V, to “explore, exploit, and colonize
December 7, 1941 – “a date which will live in infamy…” declared then president Franklin D. Roosevelt, one day after Japan’s attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. An hour after this famous speech, the United States was officially brought into World War II. The USS Arizona was one of 20 battleships and other large