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    You Need to Visit Waterton Lakes National Park, Canada

              If Waterton Lakes wasn’t on your “must see” list before, it really should be.  It’s a National Park located in Alberta, Canada.  It’s just north of the American Glacier National Park.  You can actually go over the border from inside the parks sometimes.  The border crossing isn’t always open though.  This park is amazing. It’s a massive lake/lakes, surrounded by mountains.  The lake looks so much like a fjord, but I don’t think it counts as one because it’s fresh water.             We were there for one day, which is enough time to really get a feel for the park,…

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    My Favorite Things at Yellowstone N.P.

    Steamboat Geyser           The Steamboat Geyser was probably my number one favorite thing that I saw at Yellowstone.  It doesn’t erupt at predictable times, like Old Faithful.  You have to get lucky with the timing.  Sometimes it goes years without erupting but it has been happening more frequently lately.  We were lucky enough to be driving past when it was happening.  We heard it from super far away and wanted to check it out.  You could also see it shooting into the sky from the road.  when you get up to it, it is incredibly loud and powerful.  The speed at which the steam was coming…

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    A Quick Visit to Grand Teton National Park

              This post is the first of many from my trip to Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and Canada.  I don’t know if this area of the U.S. has a name… Every map I look at seems to call it something different.  I’ll just call it the Rocky Mountain region.  On this trip we (me, my husband, and my dogs) visited Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, Banff, Waterton Lakes, and Kootenay National Parks.             The first park we visited was Grand Teton.  We were shorted a few hours there because of an issue with the rental car.  We were supposed to spend most of…

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    Camping at Jumbo Rocks Campground, Joshua Tree

              My husband and I went on a little camping trip this past weekend to Joshua Tree National Park.  We have been several times but have only camped there once before.  The first time was such a memorable and amazing experience because we went on a night when the sky was clear and the moon was dim.  The stars were absolutely insane.  This time around I really wanted to stay at Jumbo Rocks campground, which is the coolest campground in the park.  In my opinion, it’s one of the coolest campgrounds in the country.  It’s full of giant boulders and the sites are nestled between them.…

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    Back to Zion National Park

      TOP: T.J. Maxx  |  SHORTS: Target(available in store)          The third National Park we visited on our trip to Utah was Zion.  I’ve been a few times but it was too conveniently located to pass up.  We also went to Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon.  Zion is pretty close to those parks.  We also stopped at Dixie National Forest but I won’t be doing a post about that because I don’t have enough photos.  We only spent a few hours here because half of the park was closed to anybody who doesn’t have a shuttle pass.  Dogs aren’t allowed on the shuttle so we couldn’t get…

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    Capitol Reef National Park

    TOP: Forever 21  |  SHORTS: Target  |  SHOES: Target  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx           My husband and I took a last minute trip to Utah for Labor Day Weekend.  We went to some National Parks, mostly.  We had been wanting to go back to Zion and Bryce Canyon for a few years and had never been to Capitol Reef.  I will be talking about the other two parks later on but this post is about Capitol Reef.  We brought our dog along on the trip because we want to travel with him a lot and wanted to see how he would do on a medium-long road…

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    Back to Death Valley N.P.

    Zabriskie Point Mustard Canyon Drive Artist’s Palate Drive Mesquite Flat San Dunes Badwater Basin DRESS: Billabong  |  SUNGLASSES: Zero U.V.           Over Memorial Day weekend my husband and I decided to take a little last minute trip to Death Valley National Park.  Since he had never been, we have been wanting to go.  I went a few years ago with my family (see that post here).  We realized that it is almost summer and will be too hot to go for a while.  We also had a free hotel night from Hotels.com and figured it would be a good time to use it.  This was our third free night from…

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    Kings Canyon National Park

    Can you see the black bear to the left? The cub is a few feet behind, but behind a tree.   TOP: Forever 21  |  CARDIGAN: Forever 21  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  SUNGLASSES: T.J. Maxx  |  BACKPACK: Primark           We spent Sunday at Kings Canyon National Park.  I’d never been there and it’s such a pretty park.  It’s right next to Sequoia.  The mountains there are super tall (around 11,000 ft.).  It has valleys,  waterfalls, and other unique sites.  We didn’t have a lot of time to hike because the road into the park is super long and curvy.  On one of the trails a…

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    Rocky Mountains & Arches

    COAT: H&M  |  SCARF: Primark            This post mainly covers our stops at Denver and Arches National Park.  I wanted to separate these from Canyonlands because that was also an outfit post.  When we drove through Denver we got food in the city and stopped at Lookout Mountain.  It’s a mountain that you drive up that has amazing views of the city and surrounding area.  I recommend visiting it if you are looking for something quick to do in Denver.  It was extremely cold and windy at the top (just a warning).              Arches National Park is so amazing.  I had…

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    Canyonlands National Park

    CARDIGAN: H&M  |  T-SHIRT:  H&M  |  JEANS: Forever 21  |  SUNGLASSES:  Zero UV           My fiancé and I are driving from Indiana to California to look for apartments.  We are hoping to move to the L.A. area.  We stopped at several locations along the way.  One of them was Canyonlands National Park.  I have been here before but I couldn’t really remember it.  It’s amazing and super impressive.  It’s somewhat similar to the Grand Canyon (which we also visited).             The outfit that I am wearing is just a comfy combo that I got for Christmas.  I picked out this top…