Why the national parks, you ask......
Well, when we were in London for those 2 years, I met so many people who had spend a few weeks visiting American national parks at some point in their lives. Now, these were freaking BRITISH people who had seen more of the United States than I had. I was inspired and humbled (and a little embarrassed, quite frankly).
So I got a guidebook and made umpteen-million camping reservations, hotel bookings, and backcountry permit requests. And don't think that was some simple task, because it wasn't. Every park has a different reservation and permit process and each deadline occurs on a separate date. You cannot miss a start date to make a reservation or a deadline because shit fills up FAST at the popular national parks. I had to be really organized to make sure I didn't miss anything and eff up the entire travel schedule.
|Behold - the travel center!|
Right now we are packing all our camping gear and food into the Subaru to head out for the next 2 months. We are headed to national and state parks in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, and parts of Canada. Let's hope all that hard work on our permits and reservations pays off.
|Packing the camping gear|
I'll post lots of photos of the cool stuff we see when I find internet connections. Stay tuned!