Because I will be running my first marathon in October and need to get in many long training runs, I signed up for a virtual run to keep things interesting. I found the perfect one – celebrating the 100th birthday of our National Park Service. I love our National Parks and am so thankful every time I get to visit one. We do live in
Located in southern Idaho, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve was the first National Park we explored during our 3 week road trip. It is a unique landscape with volcanic formations and lava flows. Because much of the moon’s surface is volcanic, a small group of astronauts came to Crater of the Moon in 1969 to prepare for future missions.
At the tippy top of Western Oregon lays Fort Stevens. It once was a military fort meant to guard Oregon’s coast at the mouth of the Columbia River. It is now a State Park with camping, lots of bike trails & history. It is also part of the Lewis & Clark National Historical Park and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
I have lived in Oregon all my life and the first time I saw Crater Lake was about 11 years ago. Farm Kid1 was just a couple months old. It was as amazing as everyone says. Wanting my kids to see this natural wonder at a younger age than I was when I saw it the first time, we visited it again a couple years
The beginning of June I took the kids to visit Fort Vancouver. Back in the early-mid 1800’s it was a booming fur trade center, owned by the Hudson Bay Company. At it’s prime, outside the palisade walls, were 8 acres of land used for growing grains, vegetables, fruits, herbs & ornamental flowers. The Hudson Bay Company has since vanished, as did the garden. The Fort