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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
Border Crossings - ❌AZ2UT - ❌AZ2CO - ❌AZ2NM - ❌AZ2CA - ❌AZ2NV
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
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L OCATE a geocache
O VERNIGHT in a State Park
V ISIT 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

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D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE 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) -

Gulpha Gorge
Campground

$15.00 - 10/2019

Arkansas Post National Memorial (2019)
Buffalo National River (2019) -

Buffalo Point
Campground

$15.00 - 10/2019

Visit the summit of Signal Hill - ARKANSAS Highpoint -
Dig for diamonds at Crater of Diamonds State Park
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
Border Crossings - ✅AR2MO-✅AR2TN-❌AR2MS-✅AR2LA-❌AR2TX-✅AR2OK
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O VERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Petit Jean
State Park

$22.00 - 10/2019


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD

Mount Magazine
State Park

$24.00 - 10/2021


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Crater of Diamonds
State Park

$27.00 - 10/2021

V ISIT the 3 National Forests -

Ouachita
National Forest

Ozark
National Forest

St. Francis
National Forest

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D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! VISIT an Army Corps of Engineers Park -

Arkansas River
Wilbur D. Mills Pool


Merrisach Lake
Campground

$9.50 - 10/2019

Beaver Lake


Dam Site Lake
Campground

$14.00 - 10/2021

[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 Natl Monument (2019) (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
Travel across the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway
Visit the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans
Visit the Tomb of Marie Laveaus in New Orleans
Visit Nicolas Cage's Pyramid Tomb in New Orleans
Visit Mardi Gras World in New Orleans
Visit The Eiffel Tower of 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
Border Crossings - ✅LA2AR - ✅LA2MS - ✅LA2TX
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O VERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Fontainebleau
State Park

$12.50 - 01/2020


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Chicot
State Park

$10.00 - 03/2021

Lake Bistineau
State Park

$12.50 - 10/2021


ALL NATIONAL FORESTS
IN LOUISIANA
HAVE BEEN VISITED

V ISIT the National Forest -
🌲

Kisatchie
National Forest


Caney Lakes
Recreation Area

Beaver Dam
Campground

$15.00 - 10/2021

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D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! VISIT an Army Corps of Engineers Park

[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 -(2022)- (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)
Drive across the Turquoise Trail Scenic Byway
MUST TASTE - PiΓ±on Coffee
MUST TASTE - Frito Pie
MUST TASTE - Green Chile Lemonade
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MUST TASTE - Green Chili Cheeseburger
Border Crossings - ❌NM2CO - ✅NM2OK - ✅NM2TX - ❌NM2AZ - ❌NM2UT
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O VERNIGHT in a State Park -

Clayton Lake
State Park

$14.00 - 04/2022

V ISIT the 6 National Forests and Grasslands -

Carson
National Forest

Cibola
National Forest

Gila
National Forest

Kiowa
National Grassland

E NJOY a nighttime campfire
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! VISIT an Army Corps of Engineers Park


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 (2021)
Chickasaw National Recreation Area (2021) -

Buckhorn
Campground

$11.00 - 04/2021

Visit the Pops of Acadia Soda Store on Route 66 -
CAVE TOUR - Alabaster Caverns
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MUST TASTE - Steak
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MUST TASTE - Crispy Cornmeal Okra
MUST TASTE - Chicken Fried Steak
Border Crossings - ✅OK2KS-❌OK2MO-✅OK2AR-✅OK2TX-✅OK2NM-✅OK2CO
W ASTE away a day just relaxing
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O VERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Lake Murray
State Park


Buzzards Roost
Campground

$28.00 - 03/2020


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Lake Thunderbird
State Park

$28.00 - 04/2021


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Black Mesa
State Park

$22.00 - 04/2022

V ISIT the 3 National Forests and Grasslands -

Ouachita
National Forest

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E NJOY a nighttime campfire
🍽
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! VISIT an Army Corps of Engineers Park -

Fort Supply Lake


Supply Park
Campground

$12.00 - 04/2021

[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 (2022) -

Cottonwood
Campground

$8.00 - 02/2022

- Hike the Hot Springs Historic Trail (.5 mile)
- Hike the Santa Elena Canyon Trail (1.7 miles)
Guadalupe Mountains National Park (2022) -

Pines Springs
Campground

$10.00 - 03/2022

Padre Island National Seashore (2020) -

Malaquite
Campground

$7.00 - 02/2020

Lake Meredith National Recreation Area (2022) -
Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument (2022)
Waco Mammoth National Monument (2021) -
Chamizal National Memorial
San Antonio Missions (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in the Lower 48)
Visit Palo Duro Canyon
Visit the Fort Worth Stockyards
Visit Dinosaur Valley State Park
Hike to the summit of Enchanted Rock near Fredericksburg, TX
The Alamo
Visit the Magnolia District in Waco, TX
Dine at The Big Texan Steak Ranch on Route 66 in Amarillo, TX
Visit the Cadillac Ranch on Route 66 in Amarillo, TX -
Visit the VW Slug Bug Ranch on Route 66 in Panhandle, TX -
Visit the Devil's Rope Museum on Route 66 in McLean, TX -
Visit the U-Drop Inn on Route 66 in Shamrock, 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
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MUST TASTE - Big Blue - a soda created in Waco, TX
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MUST TASTE - Beef Brisket
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MUST TASTE - Texas Chili
Border Crossings - ✅TX2OK - ✅TX2AR - ✅TX2LA - ✅TX2NM
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THE TOP 4 STATE PARKS
IN TEXAS
HAVE BEEN VISITED

O VERNIGHT 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


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Palo Duro Canyon
State Park


Hackberry Camp Area
$18.00 - 03/2020
Mesquite Camp Area
$19.50 - 03/2022

Inks Lake
State Park

$17.25 - 02/2022


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Seminole Canyon
State Park


Desert Vista Loop

$15.00 - 02/2022

Hueco Tanks
State Park

$12.00 - 03/2022

Caprock Canyons
State Park


Honey Flat
Camping Area

$16.50 - 03/2022

V ISIT the 9 National Forests and Grasslands -

Angelina
National Forest

Caddo
National Grassland

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Davy Crockett
National Forest


Ratcliff Lake Rec Area

Dogwood Loop

$10.00 - 01/2022

Lyndon B Johnson
National Grassland

🌲

Sam Houston
National Forest


Cagle Recreation Area

Sycamore Loop

$20.00 - 01/2022

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E NJOY a nighttime campfire
🍽
D INE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
I NTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
T AKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
! VISIT an Army Corps of Engineers Park -

Georgetown Lake


Cedar Breaks
Campground

$13.00 - 03/2020

Waco Lake


Speegleville
Park

$13.00 - 03/2020


Midway
Park

$13.00 - 04/2021

Sam Rayburn
Reservoir


Mill Creek
Park

$14.00 - 01/2022