I enjoy traveling and visiting new places (especially if it’s a National Park). Below is an incomplete listing of some of the multi-day trips I’ve taken over the years. I’ve included work trips only if I got to peel off some time and visit something cool. Weekend trips are usually not included in the below listing.


SoCal – October

  • General Patton Memorial Museum
  • Big Morongo Canyon/Sand to Snow National Monument
  • ASU victory over USC at the LA Memorial Coliseum
  • Anza Borrego Desert State Park
  • Galleta Meadows
  • Santa Rosa San Jacinto National Monument

Another Cannonball Run – October

  • Wheel of Misfortune
  • Basin and Range National Monument
  • Minidoka National Monument
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
  • Arco
  • Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area
  • Boise
  • Diamond Craters NNL
  • Malheur NWR
  • Steens Mountain
  • Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument
  • Whiskeytown NRA
  • Hedge Creek Falls
  • McCloud Falls
  • Burney Falls
  • Donner Memorial State Park
  • High Desert Yacht Club
  • Carson City
  • Bodie State Historic Park
  • Trona Pinnacles NNL
  • Rainbow Basin Natural Area
  • Calico Ghost Town
  • Grapevine Canyon petroglyph site/Lake Mead NRA

Fossil Creek & the Rim – August

  • Fossil Creek Wilderness
  • Mogollon Rim camping

Alaska – July/August

  • Kenai Fjords National Park
  • Kobuk Valley National Park
  • Gates of the Arctic National Park & Preserve
  • Noatak National Preserve
  • Cape Krusenstern National Monument
  • Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
  • Homer
  • Iditarod NHT
  • Denali National Park
  • Denali State Park
  • Steese National Conservation Area
  • Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve
  • Wrangell-St Elias National Park & Preserve

Flagstaff Brewery Trail – July

  • 9 craft breweries in Flagstaff

Sequoia & Great Basin – July

  • Sequoia National Park
  • National Park Geek meetup in Giant Forest
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Giant Sequoia National Monument
  • Calveras Big Trees State Park
  • Reno/Lake Tahoe
  • Black Rock Desert-High Rock Canyon Emigrant Trails National Conservation Area
  • Virginia City with Val & J
  • Republic of Molossia
  • Highway 50
  • Grimes Point petroglyphs
  • Hickinson Petroglyph Recreation Area
  • Great Basin National Park
  • Amache War Relocation Camp
  • Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area

Kaibab – June

  • Kaibab National Forest viewpoints (Crazy Jug Point, Monument Point, Timp Point, North Timp Point, East Rim)
  • Saddle Mountain Wilderness
  • Grand Canyon National Park – north rim
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Red Cliffs National Conservation Area
  • Lees Ferry
  • Navajo Bridge

Southern Colorado – May

  • Storrie Lake State Park
  • Capulin Volcano NM
  • Bent’s Old Fort NM
  • Sand Creek Massacre NHS
  • Amache Japanese Internment Camp
  • Cheyenne Mountain State Park
  • Pikes Peak summit
  • Florissant Fossil Beds NM
  • Garden Park Fossil Area
  • Browns Canyon National Monument
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  • Rio Grande del Norte NM
  • Pecos NHP
  • Ft Union NHS
  • La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site
  • Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks NM
  • El Malpais NCA

Chaco & Bisti Badlands – May

  • Chaco Culture National Historical Park
  • Bisti Badlands
  • Lybrook Fossil Area

Utah with Dad & Carol – April/May

  • Sand Island petroglyphs
  • Montezuma Canyon ruins & rock art sites
  • Newspaper Rock SHP
  • Arches National Park
  • Canyonlands National Park
  • Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Rock art sites around Moab
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Bears Ears National Monument
  • Moki Dugway
  • Valley of the Gods
  • Goosenecks State Park

Epic Weekend in the Supes – April

  • Lost Dutchman State Park
  • Apache Trail
  • Superstition Wilderness

Arizona’s West Coast with Jessica & Hannah – April

Death Valley – February

  • Death Valley National Park
  • Ash Meadows NWR


#Finishthe48 – December/January

  • Ocmulgee National Monument
  • Roosevelt’s Little White House Historic Site/Warm Springs
  • Jimmy Carter National Historic Site
  • Freedom Riders National Monument
  • Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
  • Horseshoe Bend National Battlefield
  • Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site
  • Tuskegee Institute
  • Reconstruction Era National Monument
  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • snorkeling with manatees
  • Big Cypress National Preserve
  • Everglades National Park
  • snorkeling in Florida Keys
  • Dry Tortugas National Park
  • Biscayne National Park
  • Sixth Floor Museum/Dealey Plaza
  • #parkchat meetup at Grapevine Craft Brewery

Texas – December

  • Franklin Mountains State Park
  • Ft Davis National Historic Site
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Rio Grande Wild and Scenic River
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • San Antonio
  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Site
  • McKinney Falls State Park
  • Austin
  • Waco Mammoth National Monument
  • Dr Pepper Museum
  • Davis Mountains State Park
  • Stonehenge II

Guam – November

  • World War II/Valor in the Pacific National Historical Park
  • Saipan
  • Tinian

Trinity Site – October

  • Trinity Site
  • Very Large Array
  • City of Rocks State Park
  • Valley of Fires Recreation Area
  • Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge
  • Fort Craig Historic Site
  • Salinas Pueblo Missions National Historical Park
  • Smokey Bear Historical Park

A Wedding in Yosemite – September

  • Alabama Hills
  • Manzanar National Historic Site
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Big Basin Redwoods State Park
  • Laughlin

Pacific Northwest – August

  • Klondike Gold Rush NHP
  • Seattle music scene destinations
  • Ebey’s Landing NHS
  • San Juan Islands NM
  • San Juan Island NHP
  • Lewis and Clark NHP
  • Fort Vancouver NHS
  • Bend brewery-hopping
  • John Day Fossil Beds NM
  • Manhattan Project NHP
  • Hanford Reach NM
  • Whitman Mission NHS
  • Nez Perce NHP
  • Lake Roosevelt NRA
  • Lake Chelan State Park
  • Lake Chelan NRA
  • Ross Lake NRA
  • North Cascades NP

Cannonball Run to Bighorn Canyon – July

  • Salt Lake City
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Dinosaur National Monument
  • Arches National Park
  • Bears Ears National Monument

Utah & Colorado – July

  • Newspaper Rock State Historic Site
  • Arches NP
  • Canyonlands NP
  • Green River State Park
  • Sego Canyon rock art
  • Nine Mile Canyon
  • McConkie Ranch petroglyphs
  • Dinosaur NP
  • Colorado NM
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
  • Curecanti NRA
  • Million Dollar Highway/San Juan Mountains
  • Mesa Verde NP
  • Coal Mine Canyon

Dual Birthday Roadtrip – May

  • Rock Hound State Park (NM)
  • White Sands National Monument
  • Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
  • Chamizal National Memorial
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Pancho Villa State Park (NM)
  • Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
  • Black Hills Backcountry Byway
  • Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Four Corners – May

  • Homolovi State Park
  • Winslow
  • Hubbell Trading Post NHS
  • Window Rock
  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness
  • Navajo Lake State Park
  • Aztec Ruins NM
  • Yucca House NM
  • Mesa Verde NP
  • Lowry Pueblo/Canyons of the Ancients NM
  • Sand Island petroglyphs
  • Canyon de Chelly NM

Europe – April

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Swiss Alps
  • Liechtenstein
  • Rome, Italy
  • Paris, France

National Monuments of Southern Utah – March

  • Navajo National Monument
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Bears Ears National Monument


Hawaii – December/January 2017

  • Oahu
  • Molokai
  • Maui
  • Big Island
  • 8 National Parks units

Los Angeles – December

  • Channel Islands NP
  • Hollywood Sign/Walk of Fame
  • Santa Monica Mountains NRA
  • Joshua Tree NP
  • “King Clone”
  • Bat Cave

San Francisco – November

  • John Muir NHS
  • Port Chicago Naval Battery National Memorial
  • Wine tasting in Santa Cruz
  • Eugene O’Neill NHS
  • Yosemite National Park

New Mexico – July

  • Petrified Forest NP
  • Valles Caldera NPres
  • Manhattan Project NHP
  • Bandelier NM
  • Petroglyph NM
  • El Morro NM
  • El Malpais NM/NCA
  • Fool Hollow Lake SP

#MyNationalParksMonth – May/June

  • 80 national parks
  • 6 state high points
  • Walden Pond
  • Niagara Falls
  • Holocaust Museum
  • ~50 local craft breweries
  • Just waaaay too many things to list here.

Surprise Destination trip with Jen – April

  • Puerto Rico
  • San Juan National Historic Site
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Virgin Islands National Park
  • Virgin Islands Corral Reef National Monument
  • Buck Island Reef National Monument
  • Christiansted National Historic Site
  • Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve
  • British Virgin Islands – Virgin Gorda
  • The Baths National Park

Arizona Trail (Vineyard segment) – April

Finishing the South – March

  • Ocmulgee NHS
  • Horseshoe Bend NMP
  • Tuskegee Airmen NHS
  • Tuskegee Institute NHS
  • Manhattan Project NHP
  • Ozark NSR
  • Jimmy Carter NHS
  • Andersonville NHS
  • High Points of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, and Florida

Death Valley Superbloom – February

  • Arizona’s Joshua Tree Forest/Lake Mead
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Castle Mountains National Monument

Mojave National Preserve/Vegas – February

  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Las Vegas/Paris Paris


Arizona Strip for Jessica’s birthday – October

Labor Day Eastern AZ loop – September

Mogollon Rim camping – August

A Sequoia-Kings Canyon 4th – July

“Backpacking” Canyon de Chelly NM – May

An overnight in Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness – April

Rocky Point – April

Lake Havasu/Oatman – March

Anza-Borrego Desert SP – February

Swansea – January

Charlesbois Spring backpack – January


Sun Bowl roadtrip – December

Kayaking to the hot springs of Black Canyon – December

Reavis Ranch backpack – October

Backpacking the Zion Narrows – October

Laboring in the San Juan Mountains – August/September

Bear Wallow Wilderness backpacking – July

Zion West Rim backpacking – June

Lockett Meadow camping – June

Flagstaff camping for Humphrey’s Peak summit – May/June

See Canyon backpacking – May

Parsons Spring backpacking – May

Havasupai backpacking – April

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness backpacking – April

Toroweap, Grand Canyon National Park camping – March

Zion National Park/Flagstaff camping with Dan – March


Tombstone with Jenny – September

  • Tombstone
  • Pima Air and Space Museum
  • Boneyard
  • Titan Missile Museum

Rust Belt Road Trip – August

  • Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
  • Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historic Park
  • River Raisin National Battlefield Park
  • Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial
  • James A Garfield National Historic Site
  • Cuyahoga Valley National Park
  • First Ladies National Historic Site
  • Hopewell Culture National Historic Park
  • Bluestone National Scenic River
  • New River Gorge National River
  • Gauley River National Recreation Area
  • Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • Pro Football Hall of Fame (Canton)

New Mexico – May (work)

  • Rio Grande del Norte National Monument
  • Aguirre Springs Recreation Area (Organ Mtns)
  • Aden Lavabeds
  • Three Rivers Petroglyph Site
  • Burros of Carrizozo
  • Albuquerque Breaking Bad filming locations
  • World’s Largest Chili
  • World’s Largest Pistachio

Meadview – May (work)

  • Quad ride in Grapevine Mesa-Joshua Tree Forest ACEC
  • Walk in Joshua Tree Forest
  • Kayaking in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Battlefields and Beginnings road trip – March

  • Manassas National Battlefield Park
  • Prince William Forest Park
  • Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County Battlefields Memorial National Military Park
  • Fort Washington Park
  • Piscataway Park
  • Richmond National Battlefield Park
  • Maggie Walker National Historic Site
  • Petersburg National Battlefield
  • Appomattox Court House National Historic Park
  • Booker T Washington National Monument
  • Guilford Courthouse National Military Park
  • Moores Creek National Battlefield
  • Cape Lookout National Seashore
  • Wright Brothers National Memorial
  • Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore
  • Fort Monroe National Monument
  • Colonial National Historic Park (Jamestowne & Battle of Yorktown)
  • George Washington Birthplace National Monument
  • Thomas Stone National Historic Site
  • Greenbelt Park
  • Gettysburg National Military Park
  • Eisenhower National Historic Site
  • Monocacy National National Battlefield
  • Catoctin Mountain Park
  • Antietam National Battlefield
  • Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine
  • Hamption National Historic Site
  • Clara Barton National Historic Site
  • Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
  • Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
  • Great Falls of the Potomac


On the way to/from the Friends Rendezvous – October [partial work trip]

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Navajo Bridge)
  • Arches National Park (Delicate Arch)
  • Yucca House National Monument
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area

Great Waters of the North – August (incomplete listing)

  • Missouri National Recreational River
  • Niobrara National Scenic River
  • Voyageurs National Park
  • Grand Portage National Monument
  • Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  • Isle Royale National Park
  • Keweenaw National Historical Park
  • Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • Lincoln Home National Historic Site
  • Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
  • Effigy Mounds National Monument
  • Mississippi River National River & Recreation Area
  • Saint Croix National Scenic River
  • Northwest Angle – Angle Inlet

Hohokam Pima National Monument with Kim – July

Graham reunion & Roadside oddities of the Prairielands – July

  • Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
  • Nicodemus National Historic Site
  • Fort Larned National Historic Site
  • Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Chickasaw National Recreation Area
  • President William Jefferson Clinton Birthplace Home National Historic Site
  • Buffalo National River
  • World’s Largest Ball of Twine and the Walk of Twine (Cawker City, KS)
  • Mount Sunflower (highest point in Kansas)
  • Panorama Point (highest point in Nebraska)
  • Chase County Courthouse – longest continuously operated west of Mississippi River
  • Council Grove and associated historical sites
  • Rock City
  • The hole where the guy who killed the guy who killed President Lincoln lived
  • Geographic Center of the contiguous US (and chapel)
  • Nazareth Convent and public gardens in Concordia
  • Garden of Eden
  • Bowl Plaza public bathrooms
  • Jack Kilby Memorial
  • World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things
  • Pawnee Rock
  • Santa Fe Trail ruts
  • Rush Center, Home of the Largest St Patrick’s Day parade
  • Barbed Wire Museum & Hall of Fame
  • Monument Rocks National Natural Landmark
  • World’s Largest Easel & Van Gogh’s Sunflowers
  • Kit Carson Lookout
  • Tri-state boundary marker (NE-CO-WY)
  • Eiffel Tower of Texas
  • Oklahoma Truck Supply sign

Chaco Canyon for Mom’s 70th – May

  • Chaco Canyon National Historical Park

Utah Canyons – May [partial work trip]

  • Cedar Mesa/Grand Gulch backpack
  • San Juan River rafting (Sand Island/Bluff to Mexican Hat)
  • Capitol Reef National Park
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The Gila  – April

  • Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
  • Trail of the Mountain Spirits National Scenic Byway
  • Catwalk National Recreational Trail
  • Mogollon (ghost town)

Grand Canyon – April

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Agua Fria National Monument

San Diego – January [partial work trip]

  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park
  • Anza Borrego State Park
  • Pacific Beach


Forts and Seashores – December

  • Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
  • Fort Moultrie
  • Fort Sumter National Monument
  • Charleston, SC
  • Fort Pulaski National Monument
  • Savannah, SC
  • Fort Frederica National Monument
  • Cumberland Island National Seashore
  • Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve
  • Fort Caroline National Memorial
  • Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
  • Fort Matanzas National Monument
  • Canaveral National Seashore
  • De Soto National Memorial
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore

Yuma State Parks with Laura – November

  • Yuma Territorial Prison State Park
  • Yuma Crossing State Historic Park

Page with Laura – October

  • Coal Mine Canyon
  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (Lake Powell)
  • Rainbow Bridge National Monument

Southern Sierra for Laura’s 30th – August

  • Sequoia National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park

Staff retreat on the Gunnison River [work] – June

  • Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area

Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim backpack – May

Las Cruces – May [work]

  • Organ Mountains

Southern Nevada – April [work]

  • Gold Butte
  • Sloan Canyon NCA

Las Vegas – March

Durango – March [work]

  • Chimney Rock Archaeological Area

Springdale, Utah – March [work]

  • Zion National Park

Flagstaff B&B with Laura – February

Vermilion Cliffs – February [work]

  • Wire Pass Trail, Vermilion Cliffs-Paria Canyon Wilderness

Otero Mesa – January [work]


Arizona Strip – October

  • North Rim of the Grand Canyon
  • Antelope Canyon
  • Horseshoe Bend
  • Grand Falls

Northern California roadtrip – August

  • Manzanar National Historical Site
  • Devils Postpile National Monument
  • Whiskeytown National Recreation Area
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park
  • Lava Beds National Monument
  • WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument – Tule Lake unit
  • Oregon Caves National Monument
  • Ashland, Oregon
  • Redwood State and National Parks
  • San Francisco
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium
  • Morro Bay

New Mexico – July

  • White Sands National Monument
  • Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area
  • Roswell
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Red Cliffs National Conservation Area – July (Work)

Canyons of the Ancients and Aztec Ruins – July (Work)

  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
  • Aztec Ruins National Monument

Washington, DC – May (Work)

Las Cruces and Albuquerque – May (Work)

Camping on the Rim – May

Kayaking in Canyonlands – April

  • Green River
  • Arches National Park

Chico Hot Springs & B Bar Ranch – January (Work)


Bayou roadtrip – December

  • Big Thicket National Preserve
  • Cane River Creole National Historical Park
  • Poverty Point National Monument
  • Natchez Trace Parkway
  • Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail
  • Vicksburg National Military Park
  • Natchez National Historical Park
  • New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
  • Jean LaFitte National Historical Park and Preserve
  • New Year’s Eve in the French Quarter of New Orleans
  • Fort Bowie National Historical Site

Santa Fe – November (Work)

  • Kasha Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument

Canoeing the Green River – October

San Diego for a wedding – September

B Bar Ranch – October (Work)

Kasha Katuwe-Tent Rocks National Monument – September (Work)

Kayaking the Blue Ridge Reservoir – August

Rafting the Colorado in McInnis Canyon – June (Work)

Yellowstone and the B Bar Ranch – May (Work)

Headwaters and Arcata – May (Work)

Gold Butte and Red Rock Canyon – May (Work)

Baltimore – March (Work)

Mojave National Preserve with Victoria & Terry – February

  • Blythe Intaglios
  • Mojave National Preserve
  • Joshua Tree National Park

Washington DC for Obama’s Inauguration – January (Work) [Scott only]

  • Obama’s Inauguration (including standing room ticket for the swearing-in)
  • National Mall


Texas roadtrip – December

  • Fort Davis National Historic Site
  • San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
  • Lyndon B Johnson National Historic Park
  • Padre Island National Seashore
  • Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site
  • Amistad National Recreation Area
  • Rio Grande Wild & Scenic River
  • Big Bend National Park
  • Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  • Carlsbad Caverns National Park
  • Chamizal National Memorial

Canyonlands and Arches – September

  • Canyonlands National Park (Island in the Sky & Needles Districts)
  • Arches National Park
  • Ft Bluff

Durango – September (Work) [Scott only]

  • Durango
  • Four Corners
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Post-Wedding Roadtrip through the South – July/August

  • Abraham Lincoln Birthplace NHS
  • Andrew Johnson NHS
  • Appalachian NST
  • Arkansas Post NM
  • Big South Fork NRRA
  • Blue Ridge PKWY
  • Brices Cross Roads NBS
  • Carl Sandburg Home NHS
  • Chattahoochee River NRA
  • Chickamauga & Chattanooga NMP
  • Congaree NP
  • Cowpens NB
  • Cumberland Gap NHP
  • Fort Donelson NB
  • George Rogers Clark NHP
  • Great Smoky Mountains NP
  • Hot Springs NP
  • Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
  • Kennesaw Mountain NBP
  • Kings Mountain NMP
  • Lincoln Boyhood NMem
  • Lincoln Home NHS
  • Little River Canyon NPres
  • Little Rock Central High School NHS
  • Mammoth Cave NP
  • Martin Luther King Jr NHS
  • Moores Creek NB
  • Natchez Trace NST
  • Natchez Trace PKWY
  • Ninety Six NHS
  • Obed WSR
  • Russell Cave NM
  • Shiloh NMP
  • Stones River NB
  • Tupelo NB
  • Ulysses S Grant NHS

Wedding in Yosemite – July

  • Yosemite National Park
  • Sonora, CA

Backpacking the Bear Wallow Wilderness – May

Durango for Board Meeting – May (Work) [Scott only]

  • Durango
  • Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

Lake Havasu City for Site Stewart Conference – April (Work)

  • London Bridge
  • Bill Williams National Wildlife Refuge

Denver for APPL Conference – February (Work) [Scott only]

  • Denver Zoo
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science
  • Denver Botanical Gardens
  • Capitol area


Holiday Bowl in San Diego – December

  • Holiday Bowl: ASU v. Texas
  • San Diego Wild Animal Park
  • Old Town San Diego SHP
  • Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala
  • Casa and Mission Beaches

Page – November (work)

  • Museum of Northern Arizona
  • Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument

Washington DC for Kim’s 30th Birthday – September (Work)

  • C & O Canal National Historic Park
  • Constitution Gardens
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
  • Frederick Douglas National Historic Site
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway
  • John Ericsson Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site
  • National Mall
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
  • Rock Creek Park
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • White House
  • World War II Memorial
  • The Old Stone House
  • Natural History Museum
  • National Museum of Native American
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Archives
  • National Zoo
  • US Capitol Building
  • National Botanical Gardens
  • Theodore Roosevelt Island

Great American Roadtrip: 10th Anniversary trip – July/August

  • Great Basin National Park (NV)
  • Golden Spike National Historic Site (UT)
  • City of Rocks National Reserve (ID)
  • Minidoka Internment National Monument (ID)
  • Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument (ID)
  • Craters of the Moon National Monument (ID)
  • Big Hole National Battlefield (MT)
  • Glacier National Park (MT)
  • Waterton Lakes National Park (Canada)
  • Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site (MT)
  • Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (MT)
  • Pompey’s Pillar National Monument (MT)
  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park (both north & south units, ND)
  • Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site (ND)
  • Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site (ND)
  • Devils Tower National Monument (WY)
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial (SD)
  • Jewel Cave National Monument (SD)
  • Wind Cave National Park (SD)
  • Crazy Horse Memorial (SD)
  • Badlands National Park (SD)
  • Minuteman Missile National Historic Site (SD)
  • Wounded Knee Massacre (SD)
  • Pipestone National Monument (MN)
  • Homestead National Monument (NE)
  • Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site (KS)
  • Harry S. Truman National Historic Site (MO)
  • Fort Scott National Historic Site (KS)
  • Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield (MO)
  • George Washington Carver National Monument (MO)
  • Pea Ridge National Military Park (AR)
  • Fort Smith National Historic Site (AR)
  • Oklahoma City National Memorial (OK)
  • Washita Battlefield National Historic Site (OK)
  • Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (TX)
  • Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (TX)
  • The Simpsons House (Henderson, NV)
  • Salem Sue, the largest Hereford Cow statue in the world
  • Wall Drug Store (Wall, SD)
  • Geographic Center of the United States
  • Deadwood, SD
  • Vole Buffalo Jump

Minneapolis-St Paul for George Mason Society Conference – April (Work) [Scott only]

  • Mississippi National River & Recreation Area

Arizona Strip – March (Work) [Scott only]

  • Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Toroweap
  • Johnson Ranch Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Sacramento for APPL Conference – March (Work) [Scott only]

  • Sutter’s Fort SHP
  • Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
  • California Capitol Park
  • California State Railroad Museum


Family and the Coast – December

  • Pinnacles National Monument
  • San Juan Bautista Mission State Historic Park
  • Palo Alto, CA (visiting family)
  • John Muir National Historic Site
  • Sacramento, CA (visiting family)
  • The Dalles, OR (visiting family)
  • Ft. Vancouver National Historic Site
  • Lewis & Clark National Historic Park
  • Redwoods National Park

San Francisco for BEC Training – August (Work) [Scott only]

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area

Fourth of July Reunion in San Diego – July

  • Cabrillo National Monument
  • Torrey Pines State Reserve/State Beach

Following the Historic Trails – July

  • Ft Union National Monument
  • Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Scott’s Bluff National Monument
  • Santa Fe
  • Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
  • Bend’s Old Fort National Historic Site
  • Capulin Volcanic National Monument
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Chimney Rock National Historic Site
  • Ft Laramie National Historic Site

Washington, DC – June (partial work trip)

Zion and Bryce, Part II – April

  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Gafton, UT (ghost town)
  • Pipe Spring National Monument
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Kodachrome Basin State Park
  • Horseshoe Point (near Page, AZ)

Grand Canyon with Kate and Joel – April


New Mexico National Monuments – July

  • Bandalier National Monument
  • Petroglyph National Monument
  • Pecos National Monument

Washington DC – June (Work) [Scott only]

  • Sewall-Belmont House National Historic Site
  • Constitution Gardens
  • John Ericsson Memorial
  • Korean War Veterans Memorial
  • Lincoln Memorial
  • Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial Grove on the Potomac
  • National Mall
  • Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • White House
  • World War II Memorial
  • Natural History Museum
  • Museum of American History


Sun Bowl – December

  • Sun Bowl: ASU v. Purdue
  • White Sands National Monument

Arches with Robert & Shanna – October

  • Arches National Park

Our Engagement roadtrip – July

  • Cedar Breaks National Monument
  • Zion National Park (Kolob Canyons)
  • Timpanogos Cave National Monument
  • Yellowstone National Park
  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Fossil Butte National Monument
  • Dinosaur National Park
  • Colorado National Monument
  • Rocky Mountain National Park
  • Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Mesa Verde National Park
  • Hovenweep National Monument
  • Natural Bridges National Monument
  • Navajo National Monument


Channel Islands – December

  • Channel Islands National Park
  • Anza-Borrego State Park

California Coast – March

  • Las Vegas
  • San Francisco
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Point Reyes National Seashore

Sequoia/Kings Canyon with Tiff – August

  • Sequoia National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park

Olympic with Jess – June

  • Olympic National Park

Mogollon Rim camping with Tiffany and Cassie – July


Holiday Bowl in San Diego – December

  • Holiday Bowl: ASU v. Kansas State
  • San Diego
  • Joshua Tree National Park

Mt Rainier & Crater Lake – August

  • Mt. Rainier National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park
  • Newberry National Volcanic Monument

The Sierras with Mom – May [Scott only]

  • Sequoia National Park
  • Kings Canyon National Park
  • Yosemite National Park

Zion and Bryce Canyon – March

  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park


Petrified Forest, El Morro, and El Malpais – July

  • Petrified Forest National Park
  • El Morro National Monument
  • El Malpais National Monument
  • El Malpais National Conservation Area

Scotland and Ireland – May [Scott only]

Zion with ASU – March [Scott only]

  • Grand Canyon National Park
  • Zion National Park
  • Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park


The Dalles – July

  • The Dalles
  • Whitewater rafting the Deschutes River
  • Mt St Helens National Volcanic Monument
  • Columbia River Gorge

Los Angeles (March or summer)

  • Universal Studios
  • Hollywood
  • Show tapings of That 70s Show and Whose Line Is It Anyway?
  • La Brea Tar Pits

New York City with Dad – January


Charlotte’s 100th Birthday – December

  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Falling in love with the Sierras – August

  • Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Death Valley National Park

San Francisco with the Altima – March

  • San Francisco
  • Big Basin State Park
  • Muir Woods National Monument
  • Alcatraz
  • Fort Point
  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area


Sequoia/King’s Canyon with Anthony – August [Scott only]

  • Sequoia National Park
  • King’s Canyon National Park

Las Vegas: Our first trip together – March

  • Las Vegas
  • Red Rock National Conservation Area
  • Valley of Fire State Park
  • Lake Mead National Recreation Area
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