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6 STATES
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ARIZONA

[AZ] The Grand Canyon State

State Capital is Phoenix.
Admitted to the Union on
February 14, 1912 as the 48th state.
VisitedLocation
Grand Canyon National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Petrified Forest National Park
Saguaro National Park
Agua Fria National Monument
Canyon de Chelly National Monument
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
Hohokam Pima National Monument
Ironwood Forest National Monument
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Navajo National Monument
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
Pipe Spring National Monument
Sonoran Desert National Monument
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
Tonto National Monument
Tuzigoot National Monument
Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Wupatki National Monument
Coronado National Memorial
Red Rock Scenic Byway [All American Road]
Quartzite RV & Gem Show
Antelope Canyon
Navajo Bridge
CAVE TOUR - Kartchner Caverns
MUST TASTE - Pork Chimichangas
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 7 National Forests -
🌲Apache
National Forest
🌲Coconino
National Forest
🌲Coronado
National Forest
🌲Kaibab
National Forest
🌲Prescott
National Forest
🌲Sitgreaves
National Forest
🌲Tonto
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


ARKANSAS

[AR] The Natural State

State Capital is Little Rock.
Admitted to the Union on
June 15, 1836 as the 25th state.
Visited Location
Hot Springs National Park (2019)
Arkansas Post National Memorial
CAVE TOUR - Blanchard Springs Caverns
CAVE TOUR - War Eagle Cavern
CAVE TOUR - Onyx Cave
CAVE TOUR - Cosmic Cavern
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MUST TASTE - Southern Fried Catfish
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MUST TASTE - Fried Pickles
LOCATE a geocache - GC4N21Z
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Petit Jean
State Park
$22.00 - 10/2019

and the 3 National Forests -
🌲Ouachita
National Forest
🌲Ozark
National Forest
🌲St. Francis
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
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ENJOY a nighttime campfire
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DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
⌛️
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise

[SR] = 25% per night Senior Discount (62+) as of 2020. SUN-THURS only!


LOUISIANA

[LA] The Bayou State

State Capital is Baton Rouge.
Admitted to the Union on
April 30, 1812 as the 18th state.
Visited Location
Poverty Point National Monument (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Creole Nature Trail [All American Road]
New Orleans' French Quarter & Bourbon Street
Ride on a 1923 Historic St. Charles Line Streetcar in New Orleans
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MUST TASTE - Crawfish Γ‰touffΓ©e at Mother's Restaurant in NOLA
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MUST TASTE - Fergi's Po'boy Sandwich at Mother's Restaurant in NOLA
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MUST TASTE - Seafood Gumbo from Coop’s Place in NOLA
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MUST TASTE - Rabbit & Sausage Jambalaya from Coop’s Place in NOLA
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MUST TASTE - Muffaletta Sandwich at the Cochon Butcher in NOLA
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MUST TASTE - Beignets from CafΓ© Beignet and CafΓ© Du Monde in NOLA
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MUST TASTE - Bananas Foster French Toast at Stanley of New Orleans
LOCATE a geocache - GC25HTM
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Poverty Point Reservoir
State Park
$12.50 - 11/2019


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Fontainebleau
State Park
$12.50 - 01/2020


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Chicot
State Park
$10.00 - 03/2021

South Toledo Bend
State Park
$12.50 - 03/2021

and the National Forest -
🌲Kisatchie
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
πŸ”₯
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
🌭
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise

[SR] = 50% off per night Senior Discount (62+) as of 2021 - use Promo Code "62PLUS"


NEW MEXICO

[NM] Land of Enchantment

State Capital is Santa Fe.
Admitted to the Union on
January 6, 1912 as the 47th state.
Visited Location
Carlsbad Caverns National Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
White Sands National Park
Aztec Ruins National Monument
Bandelier National Monument
Capulin Volcano National Monument
El Malpais National Monument
El Morro National Monument
Fort Union National Monument
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument
Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument
Petroglyph National Monument
Prehistoric Trackways National Monument
RΓ­o Grande del Norte National Monument
Salinas Pueblo Missions National Monument
Chaco Culture National Historical Park (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Taos Pueblo (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (Mid October)
MUST TASTE - PiΓ±on Coffee
MUST TASTE - Green Chile Lemonade
MUST TASTE - Frito Pie
MUST TASTE - Green Chili Cheeseburger
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park and the 6 National Forests -
🌲Carson
National Forest
🌲Cibola
National Forest
🌲Gila
National Forest
🌲Kiowa
National Grassland
🌲Lincoln
National Forest
🌲Santa Fe
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


OKLAHOMA

[OK] The Sooner State

State Capital is Oklahoma City.
Admitted to the Union on
November 16, 1907 as the 46th state.
VisitedLocation
Oklahoma City National Memorial
Chickasaw National Recreation Area
CAVE TOUR - Alabaster Caverns
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MUST TASTE - Steak
MUST TASTE - Crispy Cornmeal Okra
MUST TASTE - Chicken Fried Steak
LOCATE a geocache
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Lake Murray
State Park
$28.00 - 03/2020

and the 3 National Forests -
🌲Black Kettle
National Grassland
🌲Ouachita
National Forest
🌲Rita Blanca
National Grassland
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
πŸ”₯
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise

[SR] = $2 per night Senior Discount (62+) as of 2020


TEXAS

[TX] The Lone Star State

State Capital is Austin.
Admitted to the Union on
December 29, 1845 as the 28th state.
VisitedLocation
Big Bend National Park
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Padre Island National Seashore (2020)
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument
Military Working Dog Teams National Monument
Waco Mammoth National Monument
Chamizal National Memorial
San Antonio Missions (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
The Alamo
Visit the Magnolia District in Waco, TX
CAVE TOUR - Natural Bridge Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Cave Without A Name
CAVE TOUR - Inner Space Cavern
CAVE TOUR - Longhorn Cavern
CAVE TOUR - Caverns of Sonora
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MUST TASTE - Big Red - a soda created in Waco, TX (1937)
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MUST TASTE - Big Blue - a soda created in Waco, TX (2008)
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MUST TASTE - Beef Brisket
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MUST TASTE - Texas Chili
LOCATE a geocache - GC7F4EH
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -

Brazos Bend
State Park
$20.00 - 01/2020

McKinney Falls
State Park
$20.00 - 03/2020

Lake Arrowhead
State Park
$22.00 - 03/2020


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Palo Duro Canyon
State Park
$24.00 - 03/2020


and the 9 National Forests -
🌲Angelina
National Forest
🌲Black Kettle
National Grassland
🌲Caddo
National Grassland
🌲Davy Crockett
National Forest
🌲Lyndon B Johnson
National Grassland
🌲McClellan Creek
National Grassland
🌲Rita Blanca
National Grassland
🌲Sabine
National Forest
🌲Sam Houston
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
πŸ”₯
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
⌛️
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise