Michigan family to discuss National Park Odyssey at RV show

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WASHINGTON — It took them eight years and a handful of RVs to traverse the roughly 300,000 miles, but Jim and Cheri Maitland recently became the first family to have visited all 418 units of the National Park System (NPS).

Along with the youngest two of their seven children the Jackson, Mich.-based family finished their trek by visiting the final eight National Park units — a unit includes national parks, national battlefield sites, national memorials, national scenic trails and national seashores — while visiting Hawaii in December of last year.

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Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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