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Yellowstone is my home
Richard , December 15, 2013
I worked in Yellowstone for four summers 1959-1962, my brothers worked there and my mother worked in Hamilton Stores for 10 summers. I met my wife there. I have been back many times and had the pleasure of taking my daughter and grandkids for a...
Visited Grand Canyon this Week
Paul Palmquist , November 8, 2013
This week we visited the Grand Canyon N. P. as a group of 14, who planned the trip 2 months ago. We were worried when the shutdown occurred, pleased when it ended, and hope that the Natonal Parks will be properly funded in the future. We all...
Yosemite National Park
Mr. Kit Medina , January 27, 2014
I have always been a very outdoor kind of guy. Personally I have always been more of a Ocean kind of fella but, when I met my girlfriend over a year ago, she was very big into National Parks and more of the Mountain scene. Last year, her family...
RIGHT before we got engaged!
Corinne&Doug , February 10, 2013
Doug proposed right after I took this photo. Camping in Big Cypress National Preserve April 2011 was amazing!
camping on Assateague
Corinne , February 10, 2013
The DC ladies camping on Assateague Island National Seashore. We took this pic right before building our camp fire!
Missed Olympic Park Visit
Marcia Steinberg , October 25, 2013
When I visit one of the parks, I usually send a donation in memory of the experience. This time, however, I'm making a donation in memory of one of the parks, Olympic National Park in Washington which I could not visit on my Puget Sound cruise...
Preserving the past for the future
Steve Zeoli , October 17, 2013
I've visited and enjoyed so many of our National Parks in the past five decades that I feel it is my responsibility to help, even in this small way, to pass on this rich heritage to future Americans. National Parks are the best idea America has...
National Treasures
GL Cluff , October 16, 2013
I just watched the NPX film concerning the federal shutdown which just ended. NPS employees did not cause the parks to close, but certainly took the brunt of the frustration from visitors, including a Representative from Texas who helped to cause...
Lynne , October 14, 2013
I am so disappointed when our government finds it necessary to close down the parks because of insufficient funding. I can't think of a greater loss to citizenry. Nature is real; the beauty overwhelming; the quiet soothing; the animals charming....
A Place That Holds My Heart
Emma O'Connor , October 12, 2013
I donated to the National Parks Conservation Association because of my love for the parks, most specifically Glacier National Park. As an Iowan, my first experiences in the mountains were nothing but amazing, every breath of fresh air was so...
Fall Color
Stephanie , October 10, 2013
If you have ever experienced the Smokies in fall splendor or watched the sunrise color a field in Cades Cove, you know why I support NPCA. If you have not had such an experience, you are the reason it is vital to continue to support NPCA and our...
People care
Chuck , October 9, 2013
I have been a member of the Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg for many years and have seen the difference they have made. You can not depend on the National Government to take care of our American heritage. If the buck does not go into...
L. Gangi , October 7, 2013
This past June I spent 9 days in Yellowstone and what a trip it was. I was impressed with how well cared for the park was and that this needs to continue into future. It was clean and well run. The wildlife viewing was incredible along with the...
America's Best Idea
Kent McDonald , October 5, 2013
After a couple of trips to Rocky Mountain National Park, seeing Ken Burn's Mini Series on the National Parks, and reflecting on how visiting National Parks helps me keep things in perspective and connect with myself, I made it my goal to visit...
Places of peace
Kay Swift , October 3, 2013
My earliest memories of family "get-aways" are all of trips to National Parks. If I could, I'd just be a gypsy and go from park to park. I think people are at their best when they are surrounded by the natural world. These places of beauty and...
D Gehgan Heim , October 3, 2013
National Parks, Monuments and Historic places in our country are our right to preserve and share through respect, enjoyment and learning about our culture life and history. We pay taxes for many areas of our Government and we deserve to keep our...
Park Friend
Kay , October 3, 2013
Some of the best vacations our family has ever taken have been in National Parks. The ability to get away from phones, televisions, and newspapers and become one with nature and close to your family can not be duplicated anywhere else. The history...
A way to..."get away"
Lacy Smith , October 2, 2013
Our National Parks, and for Me, "Blue Ridge Parkway", provide a way to "get way" without having to spend an "arm and a leg". Growing up within the Blue Ridge Mountain area you can't help but see God's beauty every single day... even with rain, fog...
The Dunes
Jon Laxen , October 1, 2013
The first time I ever saw something so beautiful it made my cry,was at Great Sand Dunes National Park.Enough said!Our parks are the only thing that are pure and untouched.They need to be protected and preserved until the end of time.
Because it's the right thing to do...
Bryce Holt , October 1, 2013
We're given so many chances to do the right thing. We often don't. It's how we're built; part of humanity's genealogical makeup. It was the United States government's turn to do so today, and we should all spare ourselves for once the...
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