OLLIE VISITS HARRY S. TRUMAN
August 29, 2014
Ollie made another trip with the Jorgenson family this month. They went to the Harry S Truman National Historic Site in Missouri, where the 33rd president's home is located.
They also visited the Noland Home, where President Truman's aunt lived.
The Jorgensons continued on to Kansas and took Ollie to the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve.
They even saw buffalo in the distance! You can just see them to the right in this picture, way in the distance.
Finally, they stopped at Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument. Ollie attended a ranger talk about Custer's last stand.
To see even more of their travel pictures, check out Ollie's album on Pinterest >
OLLIE RETURNS TO THE NATIONAL MALL
August 25, 2014
Ollie made another trip to the National Mall with Ozzie and her family this month.
He traveled with Ozzie, Ozzie's mother, and Ozzie's grandparents.
Ollie and Ozzie visited the World War II Memorial and looked up Ollie's great grandfather.
As always, Ollie made friends with a park ranger.
Check back soon to see more of Ollie's adventures!
MUSIC AT WOLF TRAP
August 19, 2014
Ollie made a trip to Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts in Virginia with our development director, Katrina Haas.
They saw a concert at the world-class Filene Center, which seats 7,000 people.
As always, Ollie made friends with many volunteers and park rangers.
OLLIE TRAVELS WITH THE STOEHRS
August 12, 2014
Ollie visited six national parks with Jacob and Jeremiah Stoehr in August.
Ollie visited Acadia National Park in Maine for the first time.
They went south to New York to visit Saratoga National Historical Park.
Ollie continued on to Massachusetts, where he stopped at Minute Man National Historical Park.
He also visited Lowell National Historical Park, where he and Jeremiah were sworn in as Junior Rangers!
They Stoehr family also took Ollie to Boston National Historical Park and Women's Rights National Historical Park. To see the rest of their travel photos, visit Ollie's Pinterest board >
OLLIE VISITS THE NATIONAL MALL
July 28, 2014
Jocelyn, age 10, took Ollie on a trip to Fort Necessity and the National Mall this month. Their first stop was at Fort Necessity National Battlefield in Pennsylvania.
While they were there, they visited Mount Washington Tavern, which was built in the 1830s.
Jocelyn and her family took Ollie to Washington D.C. to visit the National Mall. They visited the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool.
They visited the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial...
As well as the Abraham Lincoln Memorial.
Jocelyn even took Ollie to see the White House.
But Ollie's favorite stop was at the National Zoo, where he saw... otters!
Jocelyn and Ollie also visited the World War II Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, the Korean War Memorial, The Washington Historic Waterfront, the John Paul Jones, Memorial, West Potomac Park, Ford's Theater, the Jefferson Memorial, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and the JFK Hockey Fields. To see more pictures from their adventure, visit Ollie's page on Pinterest >
OLLIE GOES NORTH - WAY NORTH
July 16, 2014
Ollie made his very first trip to Alaska! Katy and Jim took Ollie to Denali National Park and Preserve.
Katy's cousin Anne and her husband Greg came along too.
Ollie loved all the stunning scenery.
OLLIE THE OTTER GOES WEST WITH KAREN + JAN
July 2, 2014
Ollie traveled to three new national parks and a national monument this June with Karen Walsh and her sister Jan Kray. They visited Dinosaur National Monument together.
They also traveled to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.
Karen and Jan took Ollie to Glacier National Park in Montana.
Ollie made his first trip to Yellowstone National Park.
He made friends with Ranger Daniel Shook, seen here with Jan Kray.
He even got to see Old Faithful, the famous geyser.
To see more of Ollie's adventures with Karen and Jan, check out his travel photos on Pinterest >
TRAVELS WITH MAGNOLIA
June 25, 2014
Magnolia Myers, age 7, took Ollie on her family trip to Kentucky this month. They visited Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historic Park - Ollie's second trip there.
Magnolia also took Ollie back to Mammoth Cave National Park.
EAST COAST ROAD TRIP WITH THE JORGENSONS
June 23, 2014
Ollie just returned from a road trip to the east coast with the Jorgenson family. They visited three National Park sites on their trip.
They visited the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania, which was constructed in memory of the passengers and crew who lost their lives when Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001.
Their next stop was Gettysburg National Military Park, where Ollie took a tour with a licensed battlefield guide.
They also visited Salem Maritime National Historic Site, where they took Ollie on a tour of the Friendship of Salem cargo ship.
What a great trip to the east coast! Many thanks to the Jorgenson family for taking Ollie with you!
TRAVELS WITH GERRY & ANN
June 5, 2014
Ollie went on a long road trip with volunteers Gerry and Ann Findlan and their dog, Ivory. They visited thirteen National Park Service sites!
Ollie enjoyed a ride along the beautiful Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia.
Gerry and Ann took Ollie on his first visit to Congaree National Park in South Carolina.
Ollie saw a few lighthouses at Cape Hatteras National Seashore in North Carolina.
They also visited Blue Ridge Parkway, Petersburg National Battlefield Park, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Moores Creek National Battlefield, 96 National Historic Site, and Fort Sumter National Monument.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
May 24, 2014
Ollie traveled all the way to Colorado with Linda Williams, our administrative assistant, to visit Rocky Mountain National Park.
STATUE OF LIBERTY + ELLIS ISLAND
May 10, 2014
Ollie traveled to New York with the Mercer Area Girl Scouts from Mercer, PA. His first stop was the Statue of Liberty.
He also visited the Ellis Island Migration Museum.
He even made friends with a park ranger - and got a Junior Ranger badge!
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK + MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE
April 22, 2014
Ollie went to California for a week with Patricia Clark, our reservations coordinator. Their first stop was Joshua Tree National Park.
As always, Ollie made friends with the friendly park rangers he met at the visitor center.
Ollie and Patricia also made a stop at Mojave National Preserve.
MAMMOTH CAVE NATIONAL PARK + BIRTHPLACE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
April 19, 2014
Ollie made a trip to Kentucky with Ranger Karen Kopchak and her family. They visited Mammoth Cave National Park.
They also made a stop at the birthplace of President Abraham Lincoln.
SAGUARO NATIONAL PARK
Ollie's very first trip was with his creator, Jenny Campbell. Jenny brought Ollie to Saguaro National Park where he saw cactuses, lizards, and eagles.
Want to travel with Ollie?
Ollie wants to visit every national park in the country before the National Park Service Centennial in 2016. Do you have a trip to Yellowstone planned? Are you heading up to Acadia soon? Bring Ollie and snap a few photos with him while you're there. Send them to us and we'll feature you on the blog!
Swing by one of the Trail Mix stores to pick Ollie up, along with some CVNP gear for your trip. Happy travels!
To see even more of Ollie's travel pictures, visit him on Pinterest.
OLLIE'S TRAVEL LOG
Ollie wants to see all 59 of the national parks, but the National Park Service manages more than just national parks. There are 401 units in the National Park Service system that fall into 20 different categories. To search for National Park Service sites, click here.
Acadia National Park
Congaree National Park
Denali National Park
Glacier National Park
Grand Teton National Park
Joshua Tree National Park
Mammoth Cave National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park
Saguaro National Park
Shenandoah National Park
Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Yellowstone National Park
Dinosaur National Monument
Fort Sumter National Monument
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument
Statue of Liberty National Monument
Denali National Preserve
Mojave National Preserve
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
National Historical Parks
Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park
Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
Boston National Historical Park
Lowell National Historical Park
Minute Man National Historical Park
Saratoga National Historical Park
Women's Rights National Historical Park
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Blue Ridge Parkway
Fort Necessity National Battlefield
Moores Creek National Battlefield
Petersburg National Battlefield
National Battlefield Parks
Richmond National Battlefield Park
National Military Parks
Gettysburg National Military Park
National Historic Site
Fort Raleigh National Historic Site
Harry S Truman National Historic Site
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site
Ninety Six National Historic Site
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Flight 93 National Memorial
Wright Brothers National Memorial