• Hiking,  History,  Illinois,  Indiana,  Michigan,  Minnesota,  Missouri,  National Parks,  South Dakota

    15 Must-See Midwest National Park Sites

    When most people think of National Parks, they often think of the famous sites like Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon. While those parks out west are truly amazing, the Midwest is also home to its own stunning National Park sites. From rugged mountains to rolling prairies and unique history, the Midwest has something for every park enthusiast. In this blog post, we’ll highlight some of our must-see Midwest National Park sites to add to your family travel bucket list.…

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  • Montana,  National Parks,  Trips,  Wyoming

    2011 WY/MT Trip – Day 3

    We got an early start this morning to try to beat some of the crowds. Our first stop was Mammoth Springs near Gardiner. Monday Travel: Old Yellowstone Gate: Road up to Mammoth Springs:   Mammoth Springs area:       From Mammoth Springs, we took Blacktrail Plateau Road to try to get off the beaten path some: We continued on toward the North East entrance to the park. The road on the way to that entrance is abundant with wildlife…

  • Montana,  National Parks,  Trips,  Wyoming

    2011 WY/MT Trip – Day 2

    Today we left Jackson and headed toward our next stop of Gardiner MT via Yellowstone Nat’l Park. On the way up, we knocked out the more ‘touristy’ portions of the park. And man, I can safely say that this is by the far the busiest park I’ve ever been in (even if it is labor day weekend). Stand in line to see something, 20 seconds to take a couple of photos, then get out of the way before you get…