What We’ve Seen

The following is a running list to help us keep track:

States:

  1. Kentucky
  2. Illinois
  3. Indiana
  4. Michigan
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Minnesota
  7. Iowa
  8. SouthDakota
  9. NorthDakota
  10. Montana
  11. Wyoming
  12. Idaho
  13. Utah
  14. Nevada
  15. Arizona
  16. California
  17. Oregon
  18. Washington
  19. Nebraska
  20. Kansas
  21. Missouri
  22. Ohio
  23. Pennsylvania
  24. New York
  25. Vermont
  26. Tennessee
  27. North Carolina
  28. South Carolina
  29. Georgia
  30. Florida
  31. Alabama
  32. Mississippi
  33. Louisiana
  34. Texas
  35. New Mexico
  36. Colorado

National Parks

  1. Voyageurs
  2. Badlands
  3. Wind Cave
  4. Theodore Roosevelt
  5. Yellowstone
  6. Grand Teton
  7. Great Basin
  8. Capitol Reef
  9. Bryce Canyon
  10. Zion
  11. Grand Canyon
  12. Saguaro
  13. Joshua Tree
  14. Death Valley
  15. Channel Islands
  16. Pinnacles
  17. Sequoia
  18. Kings Canyon
  19. Yosemite
  20. Lassen Volcanic
  21. Redwood
  22. Crater Lake
  23. Olympic
  24. Mount Rainier
  25. North Cascades
  26. Glacier
  27. Isle Royale
  28. Cuyahoga Valley
  29. Great Smoky Mountains
  30. Congaree
  31. Everglades
  32. Biscayne
  33. Dry Tortugas
  34. Big Bend
  35. Guadalupe Mountains
  36. Carlsbad Caverns
  37. Petrified Forest
  38. Great Sand Dunes
  39. Mesa Verde
  40. Canyonlands
  41. Arches

Other NPS Sites

  1. Indiana Sand Dunes National Lakeshore
  2. Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes
  3. Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
  4. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
  5. Mount Rushmore National Monument
  6. Big Cypress National Preserve
  7. Gulf Islands National Seashore
  8. White Sands National Monument

Other Favorite Areas:
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, MI
Black Hills, SD
Custer State Park, SD
Beartooth-Absaroka Wilderness, MT & WY
Kootenai Falls, MT
Montana de Oro State Park, CA
Anza Borrego State Park, CA
Big Sur State Park, CA
Rincon Parkway Campground, CA
Cook’s Chasm, OR
Olympic National Forest, WA
Kachess Lake, WA
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Wildlife Sightings:
Bison
Elk
Mountain goats
Prong horn antelope
Big horn sheep
White tail deer/black tail deer/mule deer
Burros
Wild horses
Moose
Black Bears
Grizzly Bears
Wolves
Fox/Island Fox
Prairie Dogs
Pika
Muskrat
Badger
Marmots
Black tailed jack rabbit
Tons of Squirrels/Chipmunks
Key Deer
Armadillo
Wild Pig
Javelina

Rattlesnakes
Tarantula

Sea Lions
Seals
Dolphins
Starfish
Sea Anemones
The spray of a gray whale
Barracudas
Goliath Grouper
Lobster
Jellyfish (glowing in the dark)
Puffer Fish (Matthew only)
Hermit Crabs
Alligators
Crocodile
variety of coral, fish, anenomes, and sea urchines

Sand Hill Crane
Stork
Bald Eagles
Osprey
Condor (maybe?)
American White Pelican
Trumpeter swans
Ravens
Red Winged Black Bird
Blue grouse
Turkeys
Ptarmigan
Brown Pelican
Frigate Bird
Noddy Terns
Road Runner

Jobs We’ve Had:
Lot Managers/Sales of pumpkins, Christmas trees and fireworks, Arizona (October 2015-December 2015)

Personal Assistant at The Bremerton Letterpress Company, Washington (Ashley; June-July 2016)

Contractor at The Bremerton Letterpress Company, Washington (Matthew; May-July 2016)

Travel Nurse at Cape Fear Valley, North Carolina (Ashley; Nov 2016 – Feb 2017)