Cunningham Family's Adventures Thru the USA


Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

For breathtaking mountain views and terrific hiking trails, the Rocky Mountain National Park can’t be beat and  with so many entrances, you’ll be sure to find a nice quiet spot all to yourself.

Trail Ridge Road – Starts at the Deer Ridge Junction (US 36 and US 34) on the east side of the park and the Colorado River Trailhead on the western slope. Closed from mid-October to June.

Horseshoe Park – Access is either from the Fall River Entrance or Deer Ridge Junction.

Moraine Park – Moraine Park is located on Beaver Lake Road approximately 1 mile from the US 36 turn off.

Bear Lake Road  – urn left 1 mile from the Beaver Meadows Park Entrance.

Old Fall River Road – Not open until July 4th. One way traffic only. 9 miles to the top at Fall River Pass and the Alpine Visitor Center.

Lily Lake – Lily Lake is located 6 miles south of Estes Park on Colorado Highway 7 (also known as the Peak to Peak Highway).

Longs Peak  – Lily Lake is located 9 miles south of Estes Park on Colorado Highway 7.

Wild Basin – Located between the Towns of Meeker Park and Allenspark on Colorado Highway 7.

Everglades National Park, Florida

Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, it contains the southern 25 percent of the original Everglades marshland region of southwestern Florida. It is visited by one million people each year, and it is the third-largest national park in the lower 48 states after Death Valley National Park and Yellowstone National Park. It has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance. Unlike most other U.S. national parks, Everglades National Park was created to protect a fragile ecosystem instead of safeguarding a geographic feature. Thirty-six species designated as threatened or protected live in the park, including the Florida panther, the American crocodile, and the West Indian manatee.

Robinson Preserve

1709 99th St. NW Bradenton, FL 34209

Robinson Preserve was a great place to take the kids.

 There are 56 acres of marshland with 2 1/2 miles of kayaking and canoeing streams.

10 acres of uplands complete with 6 nature trails and as many bridges winding around the mangroves.

 The 500 foot boardwalk makes it a great location for bird watching…

and the trails are great for hiking, biking or simply chasing around tots.

While the family went fishing…

Gabbie and I hung back to take pictures of the marsh.

Finally after becoming bored, I decided to go canoeing with the family. That was pretty fun, but Gabbie did add a challenge… Okay A LOT of a Challenge.

But it was so worth it…