See America the Beautiful!!

Road tripping is a beautiful thing. You see parts of the country that you wouldn’t see from the air. You learn so much almost useless – but highly entertaining – information along the way. Just this morning, I learned that Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in South Dakota when she met Almonzo (it’s been years since I read the books).

One of the draws to a USA road trip is visiting some of the uniquely different national parks…and we plan to visit as many as possible along the way (I think we have five planned!).


This morning we stopped at Badlands National Park (more to come on THAT story, just know: it was AMAZING). Guess what: IT WAS FREE!

Look, we haven’t talked much about it before, but one of the best skills the Dirty Nana passed down to her daughters was getting a deal. We got a deal! All of our national park visits will be free this year!


It’s a military perk! All of you active duty soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coasties – it’s free!!


Find your park!