Category Archives: National Parks

Golden Spike National Historical Park

I’ve long been aware of this park and the history that occurred here, but it was never on my list of go-to places because it was so remote from anywhere I thought I’d ever be. But since we were at … Continue reading

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Dinosaur National Monument — Day 2

Since we took the trouble to go to Dinosaur National Monument, it seemed appropriate that we see the dinosaurs. I’ve never been very interested. Perhaps its because the study is so much speculation. Maybe it’s because people can’t talk about … Continue reading

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Dinosaur National Monument — Day 1

The Colorado section of Dinosaur National Monument doesn’t have any dinosaurs. It doesn’t have a lot of visitors either. For the four hours we were in the park, we probably saw eight other vehicles (not counting park vehicles or the … Continue reading

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Fort Laramie National Historic Site

I arrived  at Fort Laramie around 1:30 on a warm, sunny afternoon. I stopped to see the old Army Bridge over the Platte River, built in 1875. At that time, the river was much wider and so the bridge is … Continue reading

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Arches National Park

After visiting National Parks on four of the previous five days, we had it down to a science—sort of. We grabbed a raspberry scone at a Moab bakery and were at the park entrance just after dawn. Too early, as … Continue reading

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