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  • Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

    As a teacher who was unemployed during the summer I often traveled out west to camp and explore. My first 6 week trip took in the Tetons and I fell in love. So much so that I named my first beagle Teton. Ever since I have named my beagles after…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    My wife and I met at Montana State University in Bozeman. She was a seasonal Naturalist in Grand Teton National Park and I was in the NPS maintenance shop at Old Faithful. We were married the next year and played hooky from MSU to spend our First Anniversary in Lamar…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    I've been going to Yosemite since they'd drop the firefall from Glacier Point to Camp Curry below at night. A person would sing the Indian Love Song from below and someone answer from above. It was at night, like a mystical dream for us below. It was heavenly, an experience…

  • Greetings from Fort Monroe National Monument

    My Great Grandfather got his freedom by fighting in the Civil War as a Contraband Slave...Mayor Robert Butler is still hated for giving the Contraband Slaves Freedom. I am just a Farmer just like my Great Grandfather and came here to study him using the Native American Farming Secrets they…

  • Greetings from Yosemite National Park

    We introduced our daughter to Yosemite National Park when she was 10 years old and the park instantly became her favorite place to go to. We have been a regular visitor of the park since 2012, we did several hikes (easy and hard), broke my leg on one of the…

  • Greetings from Padre Island National Seashore

    My name is Alex. I am born and raised in the RGV which is home to the Padre Island National Seashore and the Palo Alto Battlefield, both protected National Historic parks. Growing up within minutes of each of these parks means that I carry a special appreciation for them. I…

  • Greetings from Mammoth Cave National Park

    I explored the caves but I never found the Mammoth.

  • Greetings from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

    Walking through the dark woods a beam of sunlight illuminated the mountain stream.

  • Greetings from Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park

    Bob and I exited off the interstate to drive miles to go to Lincoln's Kentucky home, which turned out to be a replica and only in the general vicinity of the famous president's birthplace. However, there was a museum, art work, a sculpture of the family and an introductory video.…

  • Greetings from North Cascades National Park

    When my family and I made the long trip to North Cascades National Park, I was shocked by how green the water was. We hiked on the Thunder Knob Trail and crossed Thunder Creek on a thin metal bridge. The water below was a milky turquoise, which I later learned…

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