Category Archives: National Monuments

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument

After some lousy viewing of Mt. Rainier, things didn’t improve in the next couple days when we headed to Mount St. Helens. Unfortunately, the rainy weather and heavy fog didn’t allow us to see much of the mountain or National … Continue reading

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Idaho Travels & Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument

We’ve wandered into Idaho as we make our way west. We did visit this state last year, but in a different part. This time around we have a lot more viewing opportunities of the Snake River. If I was going … Continue reading

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Colorado National Monument

We’re on a roll now! Yesterday we visited another amazing National Monument. This one is located in the western part of Colorado, near the town of Grand Junction. It has a simple, straightforward name: Colorado National Monument. We spent the … Continue reading

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Scotts Bluff National Monument

Finally! A National Monument we can check off our list this year. We haven’t been to any yet in 2012 and I was giddy traveling to Scotts Bluff National Monument today in western Nebraska. I have to admit, I knew … Continue reading

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Ancient Pueblo Dwellings

Within the Four Corners area of the U.S. (northern Arizona, southern Utah, northwest New Mexico, and southern Colorado) there are several National Monuments protecting artifacts and ruins of the ancient Pueblo People. Wupatki National Monument near Flagstaff, AZ protects ancient … Continue reading

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White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument was perplexing when Finn and I first saw it off in the distance. We had been driving through the dry, flat, brown land of New Mexico and then rather quickly the landscape changed and we saw … Continue reading

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George Washington Carver National Monument

Yesterday we headed south to the George Washington Carver National Monument in Diamond Missouri mostly because it’s on the list. If you asked me what I knew about Mr. Carver before we visited here I would probably reply with something … Continue reading

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Pompeys Pillar National Monument

After a great night in Bozeman, MT we headed east. Finn saw signs for Pompeys Pillar National Monument and took us just off I-94 to check it out. They have a nice visitor center near the rock formation. Inside we … Continue reading

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