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  • Greetings from Indiana Dunes National Park

    I am a native Chicagoan and for my birthday last year my sister and I visited the Indiana Dunes for the first time. After having lived in Chicago my entire life (all 41 years!) I had never visited the Dunes. They did not disappoint. It was a lovely trip and…

  • Greetings from Grand Teton National Park

    Moran Junction, the Snake River, in Spring. This view is iconic to our souls. Last May 2019 we vantripped through Grand Teton (via Yellowstone) National Park as a family. We had just imported our van from Canada and this trip was a victory lap through lands whose history and sacredness…

  • Greetings from Independence National Historical Park

    I served as a National Park Service Ranger as an Interpreter from 1980 to 1984. This was my first big deal job with training beginning a few weeks having graduated from art school in May 1980. Crazy job, wonderful job, irrational job, stimulating and insulting job, people of all backgrounds…

  • Greetings from Glacier National Park

    I finally got my first look at Glacier National Park when my husband and I took a road trip there from Wisconsin just after my 68th birthday in September 2018. I loved the drive across the country as the flat land gradually turned into rolling hills, followed by the mountains…

  • Greetings from Rocky Mountain National Park

    Back in the late 90's I attended a conference in Denver. Being from NJ, I had always wanted to visit Rocky Mountain National Park. The week of the conference was sunny and 70's and April was evident. The day after the Conference I had planned on driving up and seeing…

  • Greetings from Yellowstone National Park

    We go to Yellowstone National Park every spring and fall to see the wildlife and the beautiful scenery. In recent years, many of the large male bison we see have no visible scrotum, similar to the bull that the drunk man was harassing. Why is that? Male bison used to…

  • Greetings from Crater Lake National Park

    Our visit to Crater Lake was in early June of 2016 and it was the halfway point of our 4000 mile trip from North Carolina to Oregon and back. We reserved an RV site at Collier Memorial State Park and we were not certain even as we arrived there, that…

  • Greetings from Mesa Verde National Park

    In my younger days during summer break from school myself and my friend would paint a couple houses to make some money and then hit the road! We’d for some reason always end up in Colorado or New Mexico or Utah canyon country.I remember seeing Mesa Verde for the first…

  • Greetings from Big Bend National Park

    My father introduced me to National Parks when I was very young. We spent each Summer, beginning when I was 3, on road trips throughout the US, camping & visiting various Parks & Memorials. The Summer of 1970, shortly after turning 13, we spent a week in Big Bend and…

  • Greetings from Grand Canyon National Park

    Over 30 years ago I stood on the brink of Grand Canyon. It was breathtaking. I had read about the geology of its formation, but to see it, I finally understood it all so much better. I have ridden horses my whole life, but riding a small mule down to…

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