Category Archives: Places: National Parks

Tripping over Grand Teton National Park!

By Jelane A. Kennedy When we visited Yellowstone in 2004 on our last grand road trip, we had hoped to visit the Grand Teton National Park via Yellowstone and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway. But we were stopped by a … Continue reading

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Bryce Canyon National Park – An orange experience!

By Jelane A. Kennedy In 2004 when we were in Cedar City, Utah we tried to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park but our VW Vanagon would not have it (too much snow and the engine overheated). A couple of days … Continue reading

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Hiking in Glacier National Park

By Jelane A. Kennedy The three biggest hikes we took while visiting Glacier National Park required some planning but were well worth the effort. First was St. Mary and Virginia Falls. We started the day dressed in multiple layers with … Continue reading

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Nature trails and activities at Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks

By Jelane A. Kennedy There are lots and lots of hikes in Glacier National Park. From easy, day hikes to back country adventures. We decided when we arrived that we would take advantage of the easy day hikes, as Lucy … Continue reading

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Prepping for Glacier National Park.

By Jelane A. Kennedy Glacier National Park is in a remote location in Montana and the park extends over the Canadian border, making it a joint Park with Canada (yes you need your passport). One the best things we did before … Continue reading

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park: The creating of a President and a movement.

By Jelane A. Kennedy I must confess, I had never heard of Theodore Roosevelt National Park until a couple of mornings before our arrival. How we came to visit the park was by accident. Our eyes were set for Glacier National … Continue reading

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19 things to bring with you when visiting our National Parks!

By Jelane A. Kennedy 2016 is the Centennial for the National Park Service! 100 years ago the National Park Service began, Yellowstone was the first park established in 1872 by an Act that President Ulysses S. Grant signed. This year … Continue reading

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