I have mentioned numerous times that our family vacations with the kids were usually to the national parks. We saw a lot of country that way. At first our trips were limited to the Smokies and Shenandoah because they are within a one-day drive. As Shirley and I accrued more vacation time, we could head west. Two days of steady driving could get us to Rocky Mountain National Park. When we could finally get three weeks off, Yellowstone and Glacier became possibilities. Our 1988 trip included Painted Desert/Petrified Forest, Grand Canyon, Zion, Cedar Breaks, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches, and back to Rocky Mountain on the way home.