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The Freedom Trail-Boston NHP

The Freedom Trail-Boston NHP

  On Wednesday Craig had the day off so we went into Boston with friends to walk The Freedom Trail. We had walked it back in 2010, but did not have our national park passport book at the time. We wanted to get some of the stamps that we had missed before we move away.  The Freedom Trail is 2.5 miles long, so round trip it takes about 5 miles. We wound up walking over 10 miles though. We started…

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New National Park Passport Holder

New National Park Passport Holder

Craig made me a new Midori-like holder for our National Park Passport. He also made some inserts from Moleskine journals to put more stamps in!      

Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde National Park

One of our favorite parks we visited on our Grand Circle road trip was Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado. Since it was towards the end of the season, it was pretty empty and quiet. We stayed at the Far View Lodge inside the park. The Lodge is open from April to October.  While the buildings are old, they offer great views if you can get a view room. The Kiva rooms have been updated and are pretty nice. The…

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Grand Circle Road Trip Thoughts

Grand Circle Road Trip Thoughts

We are back from our 12 night Grand Circle Road trip and it was amazing. The passport has lots of new stamps. We visited 7 National Parks, state parks, NRA’s and National Monuments!  Some random thoughts… My top 5 parts of the trip:  Zion National Park-It looks like what you would imagine the Garden of Eden to look like. I was amazed at how much green and water was in this desert environment. Bryce Canyon National Park and Scenic Byway…

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White Mountain National Forest-NH

White Mountain National Forest-NH

We went hiking this weekend in the White Mountains. We did around 8 miles of the Appalachian Trail and stayed overnight at the Zealand Falls Hut. It was great fun and we got some “unofficial” park stamps for our passport. The leaves have just started to turn and look beautiful.  

We Are Back!

We Are Back!

So our California road trip was a success! We flew into San Francisco and stayed 3 nights. Then we drove to Yosemite and stayed there 5 nights. Next, we drove down to Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks and stayed a night in each. Joshua Tree was next for 2 nights, followed by a night at Disneyland and 3 nights in San Diego with friends. I got so many new Western Region National Park Passport stamps I had to use…

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National Park Stamps

National Park Stamps

After learning about the National Parks Passport program, we did some more research on the stamps and where to get them. The program was launched in 1986 to encourage people to visit the National Parks. Most parks and landmarks do have stamps, but it is  a voluntary program. We have found our stamps in the visitors centers and gift shops. There is usually a little section with a desk set up and the stamp and stamp pad out. They sometimes…

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National Parks Passport

National Parks Passport

In September 2013 my husband Craig and I went to an event at the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in Saugus, MA.  At the visitor center and gift shop, I noticed a whole section for National Park Passports. I had never seen them before. For years Craig and I had wanted to visit Yellowstone, Yosemite and our other National Parks. We decided that day to buy one of the passports and make it our goal to visit as many…

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