Yellowstone National Park

It was fitting that my first national park ever visited would be Yellowstone as it the first national park in the United States and in the world. My adventure getting to Yellowstone was part of a cross-country road trip that I was on the inbound…

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Museum of America and the Sea

Living History at Mystic Seaport Museum ~ Sharing this museum with you is like talking about an old family friend, which it is. If there were a singular place that is the keystone to the beginnings of my love of road trips and exploring it…

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Acadia National Park

This excursion was an opportunity to explore a National Park close to home with my eldest daughter Allysen and her best friend Rachel. A relaxing road trip along the Maine coast to visit some old family haunts along the seacoast and share favorite family memories…

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Yosemite National Park

My trip to Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park began with about a 6-hour road trip from my brief stopover in San Francisco and Oakland California. I chose to take the scenic route heading east through Merced and Mariposa, California along long stretches of highway…

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Seattle, Washington

This was a short stopover as I made my way through Washington state on my way to Olympic National Park. The drive west from Yakima, Washington was nice as I bisected Mount Rainier National Park with the hopes of seeing Mount Rainier itself. However, not…

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The Heart of NYC is Art

A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to me is the epitome of the perfect regional road trip. The travel to and from New York City is part of the adventure and worthy of its’ own consideration. Over the years…

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Museum of Science and Industry

Museum Quick Stop ~ Visiting the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois certainly can be an all-day affair but as I only had a short time in Chicago I focused on the highlights of the MSI museum. I certainly plan on another visit…

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American Swedish Institute

As I am a third-generation descended from Swedish immigrants on my maternal side I wanted to connect with my nordic heritage by visiting the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The American Swedish Institute is a museum and cultural center dedicated to the preservation and…

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Science Museum of Minnesota

Museum Quick Stop ~ The Science Museum of Minnesota located in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The museum focuses on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education. The Science Museum was founded in 1907. The museum’s current location on the banks of the Mississippi…

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