#101 - Fort Sumter National Monument
#102 - Charles Pinckney National Historic Site
#103 - Reconstruction Era National Monument *just named on January 12th, 2017*
#104 - Fort Pulaski National Monument
#105 - Fort Frederica National Monument
#106 - Cumberland Island National Seashore
#107 - Fort Caroline National Memorial
#108 - Timucuan Ecological & Historic Prese...
Units #89 – 94 of 413
89 - San Juan National Historic Site
90 - Buck Island Reef National Monument
91 - Christiansted National Historic Site
92 - Salt River Bay National Historical Park & Ecological Preserve
93 - Virgin Islands National Park
94 - Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument
I need to begin this blog with an apology for the longer than normal time between posts. What had been an almost daily interaction has been longer than I’ve wanted, but as I’ll explain below, some major things changed in the past month.
Units 68 – 88
68 - Upper Delaware Scenic & Recreational River
69 - Steamtown National Historic Site
70 - Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
71 - Middle De...
Unit # 54 / 413 – Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Before this trip, I never truly understood the unique circumstances that brought colonialists to what is now the United States.
Sure I learned about the Pilgrims, the Puritans, the Anabaptists, etc. and remembered their names long enough for a multiple choice test, but I never really felt their stories the way I have on this trip.
Unit #47 / 413 - Saint Croix Island International Historic Site
Sometimes this 3+ year journey to all 413 national parks makes me feel like an explorer.
But then I learn about the people who lived in America thousands of years ago, or settled here from across oceans, or surveyed an unknown land, and I feel pretty comfortable given my GPS and van's cruise control.