August 29, 2013
From the time my daughter was 8 years old, until she went off to College, we spent our annual 3-week vacations traveling around the country and visiting all the National Parks along the way. We hit every one of the 48 contiguous states, all the lower and eastern Canadian Provinces, and some of northern Mexico. Since then I have also been to Hawaii (all their National Parks) and Alaska (the parks that are reachable by car/bus). Of course I had the Annual Pass and now I have the Senior Passport. I can honestly say that our National Parks are all worth a visit and I seen most of the major parks and a good many of the lesser ones. I even had the dubious pleasure of almost stepping on a 'gator in the Everglades. It did get my heart rate going and my feet, too.