I am not big on the outdoors (especially when the heat is in the triple digits) but occasionally my husband the kids and I do like to take a trip to a local park to feed the ducks, walk around and act like we are enjoying nature.
Many state and national parks charge a fee to get in and lucky for you a majority of these parks have waived the fee for military and their families. Alot have also waived the fees for veterans, disabled veterans and reserve.
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Krystel is the mom of two and an Army Wife. In addition to Army Wife 101 she is the Co-Founder of SoFluential.com a digital media agency that connects brands with the military market.
She has appeared on MSNBC ,FOX LA and formerly was a weekly contributor to HLN's "Raising America". She has written for various outlets including Sheknows and Lifetime and is a big fan of cupcakes and french fries.
We went to Grand Targhee National Forest and Yellowstone National Park for R&R (ambitious trip since we are stationed in Fort Polk, La and I drove 3 days alone with 4 kids and he flew in from Afghanistan directly to where we were vacationing) it was amazing! We lucked out and went on the 1st day of summer so we were only charged for 1 day entry into the park and got a weeks worth! It’s a trip we will make over and over! It was AMAZING. The bison, elk, deer and other wild life and water falls and scenery are beyond anything you can see anywhere else in this nation. No more travel plans for this summer..we’ve gone nonstop for 2 months straight. I need a week of down time since school starts next week..lol