Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument | iPhone Favorites

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, in Montana, is a somber, quiet, beautiful place.

Devils Tower National Monument | iPhone Favorites

Even though smoke filled the sky, my first visit to Devils Tower National Monument, in Wyoming, was both memorable and beautiful.

Badlands National Park | iPhone Favorites

More than a decade went by between my visits to Badlands National Park. It felt SO good to return :)

Mount Rushmore National Memorial | iPhone Favorites

Loved visiting Mount Rushmore for a second time, while traveling through South Dakota. Naturally, the baby mountain goat was the main highlight :)

Wind Cave National Park | iPhone Favorites

While visiting Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota, I decided to spend my time exploring above ground :)

Agate Fossil Beds National Monument | iPhone Favorites

Loved hiking around Agate Fossil Beds National Monument during a warm summer afternoon. There are two trails at the park. Both are worth exploring :)

Scotts Bluff National Monument | iPhone Favorites

Beautiful start to a summer morning, strolling on the original Oregon Trail in Nebraska. Scotts Bluff National Monument was filled with pleasant surprises.

Effigy Mounds National Monument | iPhone Favorites

An evening stroll around Effigy Mounds National Monument, in Iowa, was the perfect end to a long day of driving.

Chicago | iPhone Favorites

Loved visiting Chicago during a non-winter month :)

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore | iPhone Favorites

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore was a surprise stop while making my way to Chicago. I saw a brown sign and detoured :)