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When you start moving around you realize our country have some of the dopest spots on the planet. Africa and North America have the most natural wonders in the world. Get out and move around.
There's a reason for the "Grand" in the Grand Tetons.
I tend to be a planner. I know "being present" is the big thing right now and yes I totally agree that we should BE where we are, when we are there. But I also know that I can be more present, less stressed, more relaxed when I properly planned first. That being said...I think if could see my entire life in front of me, if I could see every choice I make and where it leads me, every trial I overcome, every heartache I endure, every joy I experience, every success I celebrate, every step along the way...I think it would all be too bright, too overwhelming and I'd have to cover my eyes and look away. There is balance in all things. So I'll plan as much as I can - and then, I'll allow the light of each new day to greet me and know I'll be okay, whatever it may bring with it. #thenationalparkfamily #offthegrid #kidsthatwander #adventurefamilies #goadventuretogether #takethekids #wildandfreechildren #tinybigadventure #childrenofmountains #redefiningmotherhood #gofurther #loveyourtimetogether #documentyourdays #clickinmoms #naturalmama #motherhooduprising #childrenoutside #outdoorparenting #intentionalparenting #littleandbrave #letthembelittle #nationalparkgeeks #findyourpark #nationalparkjourney #nps #acadianationalpark #acadia #bubblemountain
Some days it is so incredibly hard to have these guys with us. It affects what we can do on a daily basis. But we made the decision to bring them into our lives well before we chose to travel full-time, so now we do what all families do. We put each other first. We make it work. We make sacrifices. And we're better off for it. #thenationalparkfamily #acadia #acadianationalpark #acadianps #mountdesert #fog #foggy #tidesout #ocean #newengland #maine #mainstagram #communityovercompetition #wereallinthistogether #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #dogsofinstagram #kaleothesheltie #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog #sheltiesofinstagram #dogstagram #nationalparkgeeks #findyourpark #nationalparkjourney #nps #nationalparkfans
Great Smoky Mountains, TN. 2018.
We quickly learned that morning was the best time to see Acadia. The park got crowded beyond belief by 10am, and after that parking was nearly impossible until 5pm. This shot was a quick pull-off from the side of the road, hop out, run over, snap a few, and jump back in before too many people build up behind us. #thenationalparkfamily #offthegrid #nationalparkgeeks #findyourpark #nationalparkjourney #nps #acadianationalpark #acadia #bubblemountain #goexplore #outdooradventures #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingadventure #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparklife #exploremaine #eastcoast #easternshore #newengland #mainestagram #autumn #fulltimetravel #rvlife #trailerlife #homeschoolmama #homeschoollife #roadschool
We had been struggling with Axton, lots of arguments and attitude. Adam asked him what he needed and he told us that he liked alone time with Mom or Dad to do Big Kid stuff. I had been planning on getting up early to do a difficult hike by myself the next morning, but changed my plans when I heard that. I chose a different hike, one a little less challenging but still exciting with a lot of climbing. A hike I wouldn't do with the other kids. Then I woke him up before sunrise, and we spent the early morning hours alone together. We didn't have a life altering chat, we just played the alphabet game and tried to see who could find the most trail markers. Sometimes life feels like it's going impossibly fast, but then moments like these remind me just how little he still is. #thenationalparkfamily #offthegrid #kidsthatwander #adventurefamilies #goadventuretogether #takethekids #wildandfreechildren #tinybigadventure #childrenofmountains #redefiningmotherhood #gofurther #loveyourtimetogether #documentyourdays #clickinmoms #naturalmama #motherhooduprising #childrenoutside #outdoorparenting #intentionalparenting #littleandbrave #letthembelittle #nationalparkgeeks #findyourpark #nationalparkjourney #nps #acadianationalpark #acadia #bubblemountain
We loved our little peek at fall, being up north in Acadia. It was such a welcome relief after the heat and humidity of the Midwest, plus the oranges and reds were starting to make their appearance. I feel like Acadia was a great mix of all my favorite things: rolling hills, mountains, the ocean, great hiking, biking trails, island, and lakes. I can see why this is such a popular Park! #thenationalparkfamily #offthegrid #nationalparkgeeks #findyourpark #nationalparkjourney #nps #acadianationalpark #acadia #bubblemountain #goexplore #outdooradventures #hiking #hikingadventures #hikingadventure #nationalpark #nationalparks #nationalparklife #exploremaine #eastcoast #easternshore #newengland #mainestagram #autumn #fulltimetravel #rvlife #trailerlife #homeschoolmama #homeschoollife #roadschool
Never thought I’d like this campin’ business but it may grow on me. Kids and hubs at the pool while I got the fire rollin’, dinner prepared and on the grill/fire. We are ahead of the game. I’m pretty sure there is rain/thunderstorms in forecast for tonight and most of the campers/glampers have left the premises. #firsttimecampers #beginners #camp #camping #optoutside #playoutside #mammothcavesnationalpark #nationalparkgeeks #lovemyfamily #momrocks #momsareawesome #momisaqueen
The first night we pulled into our campground at Acadia National Park, we were ready for clear weather, after a week of rain. We walked the loop around our campsite and found an inlet to the ocean. It was foggy + misty, subtle blues and muted grays. I lagged behind, the camera and capturing, as always, slowing me down. As Adam and the kids surveyed the rocks and sand, I caught Kaleo looking back at me. He's a herding dog. He doesn't care for attention, he doesn't care where he is - he just knows his job is to keep us all together. I told him not to worry, I was coming, but his glance back, not forward like everyone else, was comforting. We like to know we're not forgotten, we like to know we won't be left behind, and that someone is looking out for us. Sometimes all it takes is a glance back, and letting them know we see them making their way up the hill. So this is me. This is someone out in the universe, recognizing you in the great gray, through the fog and through the mist. Press forward, know you're not alone, that we're all in this together. #sharegoodness #lighttheway #bethegood #thenationalparkfamily #acadia #acadianationalpark #acadianps #mountdesert #fog #foggy #tidesout #ocean #newengland #maine #mainstagram #communityovercompetition #wereallinthistogether #hikingwithdogs #campingwithdogs #dogsofinstagram #kaleothesheltie #sheltie #shetlandsheepdog #sheltiesofinstagram #dogstagram #nationalparkgeeks #findyourpark #nationalparkjourney #nps
Camping and hiking at Cloudland State Park tonight. #hiking #camping
Another one of the most iconic views of the Monument Valley 🌵 We just loved how these rock formations seemingly spring out of the ground 😁 💛 #monumentvalley #utah #arizona
Can’t help but think of the wild chases of Wile E, Coyote and Road Runner while looking at this landscape 😛 Which cartoons were you growing up with? 🌵 💛 #monumentvalley #utah #arizona
Elevated Birthday for the Bestie!⛰ #ObservationPoint #AllTheWayUp #NationalParkGeeks
Can you believe these colours are real? 😍😮 - What we loved the most about Antelope Canyon is the fact that even though the canyon is very impresive on it's own -the real magic reveals itself through the camera lens! ✨ With the right lighting, the colours of the canyon seem out of this world. - 💛 #antelopecanyon #arizona
Jr. Rangers at Olympic national park 🤓🌲 #olympicnationalpark #nationalparkgeeks #wa #roadtrippers
Slot canyon near Page Az. What’s amazing about a slot canyon is an area so devoid of water, was created by water.
If you haven’t been here yet, I’m not sure what your waiting on. Right in our country. #usa #yosemitenationalpark #yosemitevalley #nationalparks #nopassportrequired
Incoming storm ⛈ - We love watching storms - especially when they are far away enough (and we're still bathing in the sun like here🤣) Luckily, this one passed us by 😁 💛 #storm #clouds#arizona #contrast
Cape Royal North Rim, pretty sure it’s sunset as every morning was clear. Maybe I should go back and check it out to make sure...
Beautiful and so peaceful, a great stop on the way home. Another stamp and Jr Ranger badge. Took about an hour and a half to do he activities and see the Lakeshore and farm and homestead. Would love to plan a camping trip to this amazing place. #findyourpark #nps #indianadunes #natlparkfan #nationallakeshore #indiana #natlpark #getoutside #greatlakes #nationalparks #natlparktrippers #nationalpark #nationalparkstamps #nationalparkbadges #natlparkfan #jrrangerbadges #jrrangerbadge #jrrangerprogram #jrranger #nationalparkgeek #nationalparkgeeks #nationalparkgeekofcolor #nationalparkweek #natlparkgeek #natlparkcollector #natlparklover #natlparkjrrangerbadge #natlparkpassport
Multnomah Falls looking particularly colorful on a late summer evening. #multnomahfalls #multnomahfallsoregon #oregonwaterfalls #columbiarivergorge
North Rim afternoon action.
We loved it how the road and the landscape are in sync here! The road actually adds to the beauty of the nature, doesn't it? 😍 - 💛 #zionnationalpark #utah #roadtrippin
Sitting just close enough to the edge to witness this stunning view of the Horseshoe Bend but far enough to be completely safe 😛 - Even though I am not afraid of heights - watching people standing right along the edge of the cliff made my heart skip a beat! What about you, do you prefer to stay on the safe side or are you more adventurous?😜 💛 #horseshoebend #glencanyon #coloradoriver #arizona
In the dry desert sand falls exist, really.....
Temple of Sinawava Trail has a very calming atmosphere. The red of these rocks looks surreal in the sunset light ✨ We had the valley almost all to ourselves 😊 💛 #templeofsinawava #zion #utah
How we feel about our 3rd national park in 24 hours😮 . . . . . #archesnationalpark #moab #moabutah #utahrocks #nationalparkgeeks #travelbuddies #bffroadtrip
I Am✨ I am happy, I am beauty, I am calm, I am grateful, I am worthy❤️ On a busy weekend in a busy National Park it’s hard to find solitude, but totally possible. Found this little grove off the side of the road to post up at, read my Linguistics book and smoke some Tangie🍊🍁🌬 Will definetly be returning here on a weekday for further exploration🌟 Who’s coming with?
Elk breeding season is underway! Get outside and listen to the bull elk bugling - a squeal like whistle to attract cows and declare their dominance to other bulls. #wildlifewednesday
Everywhere we looked in Zion park we were amazed at this beautiful combination of lush green trees, bright red rocks and perfectly blue sky 😍😍 - These should be the colours on the park’s flag, do you agree? 💛 #zionnationalpark #utah
W H E R E W I LL Y O U G O ? 💫
MOOSE!!!! Day is now complete 👍 😍😍😍😀😃😄😁😆😅📷 #isawamoose
Closing out Summer with one last hoorah before school starts next week! 🌵🛣🎒#fonggirls #roadtrippin #mesaverde #nationalparkgeeks #laborday2018
Reenactment of May 10, 1869 at Promontory summit Utah Territory as the last railroad spike is driven in connecting 1,776 miles of rail as part of the westward expansion. The two railroads were the Central Pacific from Sacramento, California and Union Pacific from Omaha, Nebraska. The replica engines are the wood burning Jupitor 60 and the coal burning Union Pacific 119. The Golden Spike National Historic Site rails are at the exact location where the railroad was joined.
Golden Spike National Historic Site featuring 1.7 miles of track relaid on the original roadbed where rails from Atlantic joined Pacific and Replicas of the Jupiter and Union Pacific 119 #railroad
When this Chalet style Hotel the Many Glacier opened in July 4, 1915 it was termed as the "Gem of the West". Using the Great Northern Railway Glacier National Park was a destination resort and promoted as the "American Alps" to attract rich Americans to journey west which is why it has a Swiss chalet style to it. #glaciernationalpark
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