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Pinnacles National Park

Pinnacles National Park

I don’t think anyone could ever live in California and say there is nothing to do! It seems like no matter where you are at, there is a National Park treasure just a couple hours away! After we visited Sequoia and Kings Canyon, we drove a quick four hours to Pinnacles National Park!  It was late afternoon on a hot August weekend in southern California when we arrived to the park, so we took one of the last campsites they…

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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

After Badlands, we stopped by Mt Rushmore for a quick $10 selfie and then on our way to Wind Cave. Not really worth it to us… especially since someone ran into us and ruined Mike’s bike rack.  Either way, we got to Wind Cave early afternoon, and drove to the visitor center. Being only a hop away from Badlands, it’s not surprising that the landscape was prettyyyy similar.  Once we got to the visitor center, we grabbed my Jr Ranger…

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Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Wow. I truly felt like a little kid walking though the caves here, full of wonder and imagination. Do you remember looking at clouds and seeing different animals and creatures in them? It was the same thing at Carlsbad Caverns and all of it’s natural cave formations. I was reminded of a lot of ocean critters – which makes sense since this cave began it’s life as a reef, millions of years ago. I also could NOT stop singing the Little…

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Mammoth Cave National Park

Mammoth Cave National Park

We arrived to Mammoth Cave after checking out two more wonderful distilleries; Willitt and Makers Mark. Both beautiful and delicious. Shoutout to my friend Clare for the perfect recommendations – woman, you know your bourbon trail. If I had to sum up this park with one word: underrated! I had never really heard much about this park but it is a must see!  First, this park is technically free. Anything above ground is open to anyone (including dogs!) and the…

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