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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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Deborah McKeever , September 25, 2013
I haven't been to many different parks yet but I've been to Yellowstone & Grand Tetons Nat'l every 2-3 yrs since 1989. I go different times of yr to experience different things. From before the fire that destroyed a huge amount of the park to this...
Sharing with Others
Don Bade, Peabody, MA , September 11, 2013
My wife and I began serious National Park viewing in 1988, with the Golden Eagle Pass, and still love visiting on our vacations. At our Brooksby Village retirement community, I present my "National Park Travelogue" to fellow-residents with many...
Stunning Biodiversity
Ryan Valdez , September 10, 2013
I've been fortunate enough to have the experience of international travel. The top of my list are always natural areas / landscapes / seascapes and other places of such wild beauty. They hold incredible biodiversity, provide us with ecosystem...
Unsatisfiable
Sam , September 6, 2013
I have had the privilege to visit many of OUR National Parks and have yet returned content on not seeing more. The un marred beauty and the ability to jump in head first in it is just magnificence. I have just returned from Denali and it was just...
Its about time
John Roberts , September 6, 2013
My father was a "restoration architect" based in Washington DC so my youth adventures were holding the 0 inch end of a 100 ft tape measure. One of those times was measuring the entire fence around the White House where my father had to show his...
Shining Mountains
Tim Lang , September 3, 2013
The Swiftcurrent valley of Glacier National Park is the home of my heart. Sunrises glinting off, or sunsets' swirls drenching reflectively o'er Mt.s Wynn, Allen, Henkel, Grinnel and most enigmatically, precious Heavy Shield (Wilbur) are the...
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Gayle Spangler , September 2, 2013
My daughters and I just spent a week at Glacier National Park. As we hiked the Highline trail we were in constant awe of the magnificance of this park. It is each and everyone of our responsibilities to make sure this national treasure is...
Protect National Parks
Melissa Jacobs , August 30, 2013
The National Parks are special places where we can go to rest, relax, and rejuvenate our souls. We went to Yosemite, Sequoia and Kings Canyon, Buffalo River, Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Rocky Mountain. I hope to visit all other National...
Heaven on Earth
Sara Vasicek , August 30, 2013
Visited Yosemite for the first time in late May with my Dad and my daughter. It was breathtaking, energizing, and humbling to spend time in that beautiful place. Thanks be to those who had the foresight to recognize that these U.S. treasures...
My Parks Experiences
Mona Leitner , August 30, 2013
Some of my happiest childhood memories are of my family's trips to many of our National Parks. I remember being awed by the incredible beauty and geologic diversity of Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon Parks. I still remember the kindness...
Why I Give
Jim Boone , August 30, 2013
The National Parks are special places where we can go to rest, relax, and rejuvenate our souls. Whether we visit the parks in person or draw inspiration from images (movies, calendars, magazines, pictures hanging in the office hall), we all...
Shared Heritage
Diana Lindvall , August 30, 2013
I have wonderful memories of visiting the National Parks in California as a child with my parents and later with my own children all around the country. I've lived in and visited many states, and I know how very important the parks are to our...
Park Visitor
Rose , 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...
Nature Lover
Vicky , August 29, 2013
I donated in honor of my wonderful dad who loved Yellowstone Park! He worked there before serving in WWII and then again the 8 years before he passed away. His car had several NPCA stickers on the window! As children, we looked forward to going to...
Part of the solution, less of the problem
Cindy Davis , August 29, 2013
My family has been going to Yosemite National Park since the early 1920's and my personal love affair with Yosemite started when I was in high school. When I left the SF Bay Area to start my new life in Washington State, Mount Rainier National...
Memorable Vacations
judith , August 29, 2013
When our sons were young, we camped in several National Parks, such as Acadia, Jackson Hole and Yellowstone. It was affordable and provided happy memories for us even now some 40 years later. My husband and continued to enjoy the parks even when...
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