After a bit of a national park hiatus, we were extremely happy to arrive in northern Indiana so that we could visit our 39th national park on this great adventure: Indiana Dunes National Park, located along the shore of Lake Michigan, and the first and only national park in Indiana.
As you will soon see from this post, our stop in Alamogordo was full of fun and adventure — even with the ongoing federal government shutdown continuing to thwart some of our activities. Alamogordo, a city of about 30,000 residents located in the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert —
We spent two days in Death Valley National Park, the fourth on our quest to see all 47 national parks in the 48 continental United States. (Alaska and Hawaii and the other 12 parks will come on later adventures.) Death Valley is unique in its size, geology, and age. The