Day 4 Sitka, Alaska. We pulled into port at about 7:00 am and readied ourselves for a whirlwind tour of Sitka. The thing [...]
Day 3 Cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. I have to start this post by stating unequivocally that this day was filled with [...]
This spring break we decided to head down to Kentucky to spend a few days checking out Cumberland Gap National Historic Park and [...]
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is part of the National Park System. Being from the Chicago area, I've been visiting the Indiana Dunes since [...]
Our next stop was Antietam National Battlefield. Though much smaller than Gettysburg, Antietam was no less powerful.
On day 2 of our Gettysburg stay, the weather turned windy and cold. We decided to explore the visitor center and museum to stay comfy and warm. But we did have a few more landmarks we wanted to see around the town.
After lunch, we headed back to the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center to get our bearings and figure out how to make the most of our time there. It was really important to us that we see the historic sites that were so important in this battle, a great turning point in the Civil War.
Well, we set off on another road trip just in time to be at Gettysburg National Military Park for the 153rd anniversary of the Gettysburg Address. We originally planned to leave one day later (so the kids wouldn't have to miss an extra day of school), but then we would have missed this very interesting day.
Goal: Enjoy the Grand Canyon As stated in an earlier post, we decided to stay in Camp Verde, AZ, about 2 hours south of the Grand Canyon. We stayed so far away because we did not plan early enough to stay (affordably) any closer. It was Fourth of July weekend and EVERYTHING was booked! Even campsites. My advice: if you plan on visiting one of the famous National Parks on July 4th weekend, plan ahead.