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  • Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

    I had never seen Crater Lake in the snow and was determined to do so. There was some in the forecast one night last year when I happened to be passing through the area so I spent a chilly night in my tent just outside the park before driving in…

  • Greetings from Guadalupe Mountains National Park

    In July 1978 my wife and I climbed Guadalupe Peak and signed the summit register. Our daughter was born in May 1979. My wife died in July 2002, and my daughter and I climbed Guadalupe as a memorial to her and we signed the summit register. At the ranger station…

  • Greetings from Wright Brothers National Memorial

    My son, Jos, had just graduated from St. John's College in Annaolis, MD. We were driving back to Kansas and detoured to North Carolina and the Outer Banks. My mother, Louise Foudray, was the curator of the Amelia Earhart Home in Atchison, KS for over 25 years (retired from there…

  • Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

    In the Seattle Area, we have a saying the "Mount's out!" That's short hand for we have a clear view of Mt Rainier. My mom loved the mount so we are regular visitors a few times a year. My kids can now say they have hiked parts of it. Take…

  • Greetings from Mount Rushmore National Memorial

    My now husband and I were on a National Park road trip in 2016 (Badlands, Rushmore, Devil's Tower, Yellowstone, Grand Teton). We had a long day exploring South Dakota and got to Mount Rushmore at sunset. While hiking around the base of the monument, he asked me if I wanted…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    I have been to this gorgeous park a few times and each time it’s still breathtaking!

  • Greetings from National Mall and Memorial Parks

    Friends and countrymen we come to praise America not to bury it.

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    I can still remember the awe I felt the first time I visited this park. Nothing could have prepared me for the sheer magnificence of the Grand Canyon. I vowed one day to venture down into the canyon. It was on my third visit that we hiked the South Kaibab…

  • Greetings from Cape Cod National Seashore

    I grew up in Massachusetts and spent many days and sometimes weeks on the Cape (it is THE CAPE you know) as my grandparents had a small cottage in Dennisport. We often visited the National Seashore and I'll always remember the sand cliffs at Eastham and Nauset Light and watching…

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