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Homer, Alaska

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!

August 25, 2016, is the 100th birthday of the greatest American idea, the National Park System. Prior to us going out on the road in 2011, we had been to a grand total of three National Parks in our life: Hawaii Volcanoes N.P., Haleakala N.P., and Acadia N.P. Since then, well, let's take a look!

Black bears in Smokey Mountains National Park

Mammoth Caves National Park

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park

Mesa Verde National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

Curecanti National Recreation Area

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve

Devil's Tower National Monument 

Wind Cave National Park

Mount Rushmore National Memorial

Badlands National Park

Acadia National Park

Roosevelt Campobello International Park

Petit Manan National Wildlife Refuge

San Antonio Missions National Park

Pecos National Historical Park

Bandelier National Monument

Petroglyph National Monument

Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument

Capitol Reef National Park

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Bryce Canyon National Park

Arches National Park

Canyonlands National Park

Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

Zion National Park

Jewell Cave National Monument

Grand Portage National Monument

Fort Sumter National Monument

Blue Ridge National Parkway

So we've been to 36 National Parks. Monuments, Historic Sites, etc., in the last 6 years. We only have 374 left to visit!

Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service!


  1. Great post! Without doing the math have been to quite a few and still lots to go:))

  2. Karen your photos are AMAZING!!! How lucky we are to live this wonderful lifestyle and get to see these beautiful places:o)) Can't wait to get back on the road and continue the quest!!!

  3. What a fun post and aren't we blessed to enjoy this great lifestyle. We wish you many more great adventures ahead.