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November 25, 2017

On our way out of the Everglades to the Gulf Coast of Florida we drove through Big Cypress National Preserve. I know, I know, I'm running in National Parks, not National Preserves, but this was noteworthy and I will more than likely do more along these lines as opportu...

November 25, 2017

Well, the Everglades were not what I was expecting!  Aren't the Everglades just a big scary swamp with alligators bellowing all around you?  Well, the last part of that statement is true; but the first part is not. The everglades are a river, not a swamp. Granted, the...

November 23, 2017

What do the 3rd largest barrier reef, John Wilkes Booth, and our National Parks Service have in common?  Fort Jefferson!  Fort Jefferson is located on Garden Key, out in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Now, why in the world, would the US build a fort 70 miles from a...

November 22, 2017

Question: How do you run/hike in a National Park that covers nearly 173,000 acres and 95% are underwater?

Answer: You don't...you kayak.

It's good to have a plan, but sometimes you have to improvise.  It's better than running the little road to the Visitor Center 33 time...

November 13, 2017

Conga-who?!?  Most people have never heard of Congaree National Park. I had never heard of Congaree either until I started planning this journey.  Congaree gets it's name from the river that starts in Columbia, SC not too far away.  Congaree NP floods 10 time per year,...

November 12, 2017

It wasn't hard to see how the Great Smoky Mountains attained their name as I started driving into the fog filled mountains early, before dawn.  The destination was Clingman's Dome, high on the top ridge of the Smokies.  It is the highest point east of the Mississippi R...

November 11, 2017

Anna's teddy bear & I at our 1st stop

of 50

this year.

First Park stamp in

my passport book

What a great day to kick off the campaign!  As most of you know, November 10th is National NET cancer awareness day.  It was quite chilly but that didn't stop us from enjoying the to...

November 9, 2017

 I was asked to be on Fox 31 News.  It was a wonderful opportunity to tell the community how I am attempting to bring awareness and education about NET cancer by running/walking/hiking/kayaking all of the National Parks. 

Thank you to Fox 31 for letting me sha...

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