A plan comes together

Hokay, so here’s the plan:

My boys are now 13 and 16 yrs. old. We’re going on a trip this sum­mer to explore this great land of ours, with par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to upstate Michi­gan, the Rocky Moun­tains, New Orleans and Flori­da. We’ll be trav­el­ing for 23 days and dri­ving approx­i­mate­ly 7,500 miles. Over that time, we’ll be visiting:

  • 21 states
  • 6 state parks (in 6 dif­fer­ent states)
  • 10 nation­al parks
  • 6 nation­al forests
  • 3 nation­al monuments
  • 1 nation­al grassland
  • 1 nation­al his­tor­i­cal park
  • 1 nation­al recre­ation­al area (Bureau of Land Mgmt.)