Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, MT…

Learn about portaging around the great falls at Great Falls, MT, at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. ourtravelingtribe.com

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT is a fabulous destination for all ages.  Our family has always been fascinated with the L&C Expedition, and this center is a fabulous overview of their trip to explore the northwest and to try to find a water passage to the Pacific ocean. This 25,000 […]

Visiting Tuzigoot National Monument in northern Arizona…

Tuzigoot has a great Jr. Ranger program (and they stock JR items in their gift shop!)| OurTravelingTribe.com

When we visit northern Arizona, we usually stay at the Thousand Trails RV Resort in Cottonwood.  We love that it is right in the center of so many things to do!  Go west, and you drive through the quaint little town of Jerome, and take a winding, gorgeous desert drive over to Flagstaff (where our […]

Visiting Walnut Canyon National Monument near Flagstaff, Arizona…

There are over 100 steps leading down to the Island Path at Walnut Canyon NM. ourtravelingtribe.com

Walnut Canyon National Monument is located just outside of Flagstaff, Arizona. We love the Flagstaff area of Arizona – it is nothing like what one thinks Arizona is going to be like; it is mountainous, treed, and generally much cooler (temperature-wise) than if you travel 2 hours south to Phoenix. Walnut Canyon was established as […]

The Incredibly Eclectic Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego…

The lighthouse at the top of Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, Ca.

We saved the best for last!  While we loved everything we did in San Diego, our last stop was definitely the favorite for at least part of the tribe!  We spent a day at Cabrillo National Monument (pronounced  cub RIO)… one day was NOT enough; so don’t wait until right before you leave the area […]

gearing up to hit the road and Jr Ranger vests…

Things are really moving along around here.  Usually, we move slower than anticipated, and we find ourselves running late, whether it’s to go out to dinner, or to hit the road in the fall.  This year, things are progressing FASTER than I could have hoped!   We are leaving next Thursday!!!  I can’t really believe it, and suddenly […]

Jr Ranger badges, patches, and vests…

The kids really enjoy collecting Jr. Ranger patches and badges while we travel, and we encourage them to; it’s a great way to learn about US history and to explore God’s creation. When the kids have a choice between badges and patches at National Parks, the patches always win out – but when we get […]