Our 8th National Park: Cuyahoga Valley NP

Two of our long time loves (our children and traveling) and two of our new loves (hiking and visiting National Parks) combined make for a fun and educational trip.

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Started off the day, hoping the rain would hold off…

 

 

…which it did so we were able to hike Brandywine Falls Trail…

 

 

…and what a reward for our efforts!

 

 

It is exciting to see our children discovering what they love to do, like Mackenzie becoming quite to the photographer!

 

 

We even got to learn a bit about how the canal system worked, how it brought ships from one large waterway, through land, and to another large body of water.  Pretty neat stuff!!

 

 

Although we have been to many national monuments, national historic sites, national seashores, etc…, we have only been to 8 that have been upgraded to National Parks (9 if you include Gateway Arch that was just upgraded to National Park Status this month). There are 60 total National Parks in the U.S.  and we intend on visiting and exploring all of them!!!

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