Since 2005 we have been on a journey to visit all 417 National Park units and in 2013, after our son was born, we started to take the mission more seriously. Below you will find a break out of where we have been based on their park unit classification. We still have a long way to go but are excited for all of the adventures ahead of us!
Visited 34 of 417 park units to date.
Watched the sunrise over Cadillac Mountain on the 100th birthday of the NPS.
We had the most relaxing afternoon wandering along a boardwalk they have constructed in the heart of the forest.
My father had a life long dream to visit Alaska. To celebrate his 60th birthday, my family packed up and headed north.
We got up before the sun rise one morning and headed out to Cades Cove.
When you are standing in a meadow in the middle of the valley and you look up, you don't see anyone else, you forget about the sounds of the cars and RV's, and it just becomes about you and nature.
To celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary, we drove to the south shore of Massachusetts and took a trolley ride around Quincy to tour the park.
This park tells their story year round but it was extra special to visit the site during their Patriot Day celebrations.
Playing tourist in your hometown can sometimes lead to incredible experiences.
Amy volunteered in this park when she was in High School.
The scenery is typical to the area with wide open fields, heavy forested areas and sweeping overlooks.
Located in Seneca Falls, NY this park stands on the property where the First Women’s Rights Convention took place.
We toured of the mansion and the property owned by three very well known families in the conservation world.
This location has quite the varied history and has housed everything from soldiers, to socialites, to immigrants, and now tourists.
There was just something so special about the whole experience and it was so heartwarming that my favorite people in the world came to share it with me.
We loved the ferry ride out to the fort, which is located on in island in the Charleston Harbor.
This fort was built to help the Americans hold their ground in the Revolutionary War
The Black Heritage Trail features stops at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial and the Charles Street Meeting House.
As soon as we stepped foot into the visitor center they offered us a private tour of the mansion, and how could we say no?
This was the first National Park we got to visit in 2016.
This small park is located at Olmsted’s landscape architecture office.
In an unassuming neighborhood we came across the birthplace of our 35th President.
We enjoyed a rainy afternoon learning about Snee Farm.
Oklahoma only has a few parks but we made sure to visit them all.
This was the site of first national armory and it supplied muskets during the Revolutionary War to General George Washington and his troops.
This little park is hidden among a residential area where it sits along the Saugus River.
While we love big, well-known parks, finding little gems like this Site are what this journey is all about.
This living memorial to Theodore Roosevelt, the man known as the “Great Conservationist” is on a small island in the middle of the Potomac River.
We recently had the opportunity to spend about 36 hours in NYC and somehow managed to fit in a quick stop to this site.
We stopped by this NPS site on a mini road trip to Providence, RI.
A stunning memorial that you need to see in person.