Category Archives: National Parks Service (NPS) Sites

The Redwoods

On Monday morning, January 15th we inventoried our fruit stash, held our breath, bid adieu to the Pacific Northwest, and crossed the Oregon/California border. We left Oregon’s Harris Beach State Park and drove 26 miles down U.S. 101 to the … Continue reading

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Freedom and the Central Oregon Coast

After ringing in the New Year in Newport, our game plan was a slow roll southward along the coast. With no real schedule driving us, we were basking in our freedom and our bounty of options, so we drove 20-miles … Continue reading

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Kansas and Colorado

We left Independence, Missouri on Wednesday, the 15th of November. We got a fairly early start and planned to spend the night somewhere along I-70, but we weren’t sure where. Since we enjoyed the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and … Continue reading

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The Buck Stopped Here

On November 12th, a cold and cloudy Sunday morning, we headed west on I-70 across Missouri, leaving St. Louis in our rear view mirror. We were bound for Kansas City—Independence, Missouri, to be exact. One might ask, “Why Independence?” and … Continue reading

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St. Louis

We arrived in St. Louis on Wednesday, November 8th following two nights and a day of investigating Abraham Lincoln in Springfield, IL. For our St. Louis homebase, we decided to stay at the Scott Air Force Base FamCamp, located about … Continue reading

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