Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials, South Dakota

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a large sculpture carved into the granite face of a mountain in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, created it between 1927 and 1941 with the help of over 400 workers. It features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. These presidents were chosen … More Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorials, South Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park protects three areas of badlands in western North Dakota. The Little Missouri River flows through the park where prairie dogs tunnel through hills and bison roam. Roosevelt first came to this region to hunt bison in the 1880’s and later bought the Maltese Cross Ranch. He later bought the Elkhorn Ranch … More Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Muir Woods National Monument and Wine Tasting in Sonoma

Redwoods, wine tasting, family. What more could a girl ask for on her birthday? For my 29th birthday weekend, Whit and I went out to California to spend one last weekend with my brother and his family before hitting the road until December. When we arrived at their house on Friday night, I was shocked … More Muir Woods National Monument and Wine Tasting in Sonoma

Glacier National Park

So you know the whole “find your park” motto with the National Park Service? Well, I have now found mine. Glacier National Park is stunning and right up my alley. The rugged peaks, expansive wilderness, untamed nature, and glacial lakes are all incredible. It only took dating a Montanan for nearly 8 years to finally … More Glacier National Park