About Two Lane Touring

 

Two Lane Touring follows the quest of Dave and Cindy to visit and photograph each of the more than 400 sites administered by the National Park Service. The two main sections are Journeys -essays, travel notes, and photographs from places planned and unexpected as we roam and the National Park Service sites that number 417. Each individual section will open up to more photos and text. 

You can also go to the National Park Galleries on the top right of the home page. There all the sites are listed by state or territory. Those we have visited are in bold, those with photos already posted are underlined. Click on a site, say George Rogers Clark site in Vincennes, Indiana, and it will take you to a gallery of photos from that state. 

Something new will pop up at Two Lane Touring every day. You can also follow us on Instagram and 500PX. Instagram is more casual with food, campgrounds and anything else that gets a quick iPhone shot and 500PX is only a select few National Park Photos. Right now having enough time to do more than the blog means neglecting 500PX but I have a few posts there.

You can see camping sites across the county in the Camping section. State is first, followed by city or park. We post one of those each week. Also new this year is Eats! a selection of restaurants, bakeries, ice cream shops and other places to eat that we find are unique, really good, fun, have neat stories or just because we liked the place. You may find smaller regional chains but not too many of those. Most of the places are local. There will be a new post in this section each week. 

 

Measured

There are as of March 1, 2018, 417 active sites administrated by the National Park Service. 

We have visited 194

Photographed 152

2017: 40 first time visited parks with 12 re-visits and photographed for the first time. 

2018: Our plans are for about the same number of parks in total but likely fewer new ones. We have 31 new ones targeted but that can be adjusted. We will not be going to the west coast this year but the northern and southern boundaries and some states nearby. We added so far this year, four new parks and shot photos in three we had visited in pre-camera years.

120 Galleries now posted on the National Park Galleries