Here is the itinerary of our parks hopping in the west from summer of 2015. This time part of our parks hopping was with a family friend and the last 3 days of the trip we didn’t do any reservations at all. No planned itinerary.
Summer of 2014 we explored several National Parks in the Southwest region for the very first time. We traveled west from North Texas to New Mexico, Arizona, up to Colorado (a bit of West region), and back to New Mexico again before we headed home. We visited 5 National Parks and 3 National Monuments as well as 3 museums and some other interesting places along the way, all in 13 days. Sounds crazy and ambitious, huh? But I tell you, it was one of the very memorable vacations for us. And no, it’s not ‘been there done that’ kind of …
Old Tunnel State Park in Fredericksburg may be the smallest state park in Texas. It consists of only 16.1 acres of land, but this park offers you nature’s unique experience: watching a colony of Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the abandoned railroad tunnel.
Who would have thought the famous Stonehenge located just a few feet away from Easter Island? And you could hop between Stonehenge and Easter Island as many times as you want.
With some information in hand and a bit of imagination, I told our son that we’re going to take him around the world in just 3 days. “What?” he asked in disbelief. “No way!” he continued. “Yes way,” I said.