Thursday, September 3, 2009

We're Off!!!!!

We are off.....sort of!
We will be leaving very early tomorrow morning for Gig Harbor. In the last post I mentioned our trip would be long and have some very scenic stops, now that the route is planned I can tell you the stops along the way.

We leave from our current town of Uvalde TX, and are heading to Big Bend tomorrow. Then north to Albuquerque, west to the North rim of the Grand Canyon, stopping at Petrified Forest NP and Sunset Crater NM. After exploring the North rim with hopefully a trip to Sublime Point, we head north to Cedar City Utah, with stops at Cedar Breaks NM and Bryce Canyon (my favorite park ever!!) We head west through Vegas to Sequoia and Kings Canyon. Next we go to Yosemite, possibly seeing an old friend, then off to Redwoods NP. Our last stops along the way north will be Crater Lake NP and Mt. St. Helens. Of course once we get to Gig Harbor, one of our first stops will be Hurricane Ridge of Olympic NP.

The boy and I were at Crater Lake and Mt. St. Helens last year in early June. Crater Lake was still beautifully covered with snow, and only a mile of the rim road open. Mt. St. Helens was fogged in, so we are hoping for an open road and a fogless morning!

I left my job in March of 08 to become a travel nurse, since then I have had some awesome jobs in some great places. Not to mention that I met my boy, got two corgis and got married. I wanted to see more places. Below is a list of all the cool places I have been since leaving Pennsylvania not so long ago. I accomplished much more than I thought possible. I now live in a fifth wheel (with a boy!) and two dogs!

Royal Gorge
Great Sand Dunes NP
Colorado NM
Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Arches NP
Canyonlands NP
Capitol Reef NP
Bryce Canyon NP
Natural Bridges NM
Mesa Verde NP
Zion NP
Lake Pueblo State Park
Garden of the Gods
Corral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Craters of the Moon National Volcanic Monument
Crater Lake NP
Mt. St. Helens NP
Mt. Rainier NP
North Cascades NP
Columbia River Gorge Rec. Area
Northwestern Paradise St. Park
Glacier NP
Yellowstone NP
Grand Tetons NP
Grand Coulee Dam
White Rim Trail in Canyonlands NP
Dewey Bridge Rec. Area
Calhan Paint Mines Int. Park
Great Salt Lake
Rocky Mt. NP

Lake Brownwood SP
The Alamo
San Antonio’s Riverwalk

Guadalupe Mt. NP
Carlsbad Caverns NP
White Sands NM
Three Rivers Petroglyph site
Valley of Fires SP, NM
Petrogylph NM
Bishop’s Castle
Capulin Volcano, NM

1 comment:

Mrs. Salty said...

Your list of places you have been is impressive and from your current post, you are continuing on! You are doing what a lot of people wish they could.