Saturday, June 21, 2014

Saturday Snapshot 6/21

Snapshot Saturday is hosted by West Metro Mommy Reads.

Happy First Day of Summer!! My kids have been out of school for weeks, and it was in the high 90's earlier this week, so the official first day of summer feels a bit anti-climactic.

Since we used to take a 3-week long road trip out west to National and state parks every June (back when the boys' schedules were in synch!), I thought I'd celebrate the first day of summer with a few photos of some of the amazing places we've visited on our past summer road trips.

Devil's Tower, WY

St. Louis Arch

Sylvan Lake, Custer State Park, SD (one of our faves!)

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Canoe camping along the Buffalo National River, AR

Rocky Mountain National Park, CO

Shenandoah National Park, VA

New Mexico, mountains north of Sante Fe & Albuquerque

Crater Lake National Park, OR

Yosemite National Park, CA

Our sons at sunset in Badlands National Park, SD
Sunset at Acadia National Park, ME

I'm ready to load up the pop-up camper and hit the road! Too bad we have to wait for August this year for a brief 10-day trip to NH and VT.

Hope you are enjoying the official start of summer and having a lovely weekend!


  1. Summer road trips were a regular part of my childhood...and your photos brought back some memories.

    Sadly, we didn't do road trips outside of California when my children were young....our work schedules were such that we couldn't manage it. Now I am very sad about that.

    But in their adulthood, we have taken a few.

    Love those National Parks. Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  2. I love the pictures! I'll be posting LOTS of pictures like that this summer as we do our roadtrip out to the midwest and back!

  3. What amazing scenery. Devil's Tower is particularly astounding.

  4. What gorgeous places you've been! Devils tower is amazing.

  5. What a wonderful mix of places you have been. I think it is great that you are able to take the kids to so many of these parks. They will come to appreciate it when they are older. I have a lot of traveling to do to catch up to all of the places you have been.

    Sean at His and Her Hobbies