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  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    My parents honeymooned in the Smokies in the 40’s, so we often visited the Smokies growing up. What I love: breath taking beauty: the sunrises and sunsets to the daintiest Spring flower. The power of the lightning bugs on a warm Summer evening. The sound of the brooks and streams…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    My husband and I have been visiting National Parks for the last 16 years. In 2013, we visited Glacier National Park. Our first morning waking up in the park, we left our cabin and walked down to Fishercap Lake. To my utter amazement, two female moose were feeding, drinking, and…

  • Greetings from Mount Rainier National Park

    When I turned 70 I set a goal of riding my bicycle in as many National Parks as possible. This year, age 74, I rode through park #7, Big Bend National Park in Texas. My "home" park is Mount Rainier. During good weather I try to ride up once a…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    I have been to at least 30 of the National Parks listed, however since I can only write about one, I have a story to tell about Yellowstone. When I was a kid, my folks always took my sister and I to a National Park. I remember being in awe…

  • Greetings from Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site

    Discovered that the very first railroad tunnel in America was constructed only 50 miles from my home!

  • Greetings from Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve

    Wow! To select one park is a tough decision, but I’ll start with the one that had the biggest impact and started my Park Story. We were on an Alaskan cruise that included cruising Glacier Bay. A Park Ranger boarded our ship and took us on a remarkable journey of…

  • Greetings from Petrified Forest National Park

    In 1956, when I was 8 years old, my father, after 15 years in the Navy on active duty during WWII, graduated from college on the GI Bill in my home state of Kansas and we moved to Los Angeles so he could take a job at Lockheed Aircraft. From…

  • Greetings from Assateague Island National Seashore

    Visit to Assateague Island to see the wild ponies. Clearly it is their island and we were regarded as simply tourists passing through! Great to know they are thriving after many generations in the wild.

  • Greetings from Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

    I was about 10 years old and we were driving to FL from our home in IL (my first time outside of IL or WIS). I saw a battlefield on the map and asked to stop. My folks said we couldn't... too many miles to cover and it was early…

  • Greetings from Zion National Park

    My Dad took us all on summer vacation "out west" in Summer of 1981. He wanted his family to experience the beauty of America, as he experienced it through the lens of his camera. We visited the spectacular vistas of Bryce, experienced the history of Mesa Verde, boated on Lake…

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