Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!

My family always took a long vacation each year when I was growing up and many of those vacations included stops at our fabulous National Parks here in the United States. Now that I’m an adult, I’ve continued to work as many of the parks in during my own travels. There are still many left on my bucket list (Yosemite & Crater Lake!) but over the years I’ve managed to visit 23 of the 58 parks. Here are a few of my favorites!

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Grand Canyon National Park – Arizona, fall of 2014 (also visited in 2001)

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Joshua Tree National Park – California, spring 2016

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Rocky Mountain National Park – Colorado, sometime in the 90s (and again in 2014)

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Arches National Park – Utah, fall 2014 (first visit sometime in the 90s)

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Olympic National Park – Washington, fall 2012

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Glacier National Park – Montana, 2000?

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Everglades National Park – Florida, spring 2014

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Yellowstone National Park – Wyoming, also sometime in the 90s

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Carlsbad Caverns – New Mexico, fall 2013

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Honorable Mention – it’s not a National Park but White Sands National Monument is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been. It’s located in White Sands, New Mexico and the sunsets are amazing. I visited in the fall of 2013.

Here are all the parks I’ve visited:
Arcadia
Arches
Badlands
Bryce Canyon
Canyonlands
Capitol Reef
Carlsbad Caverns
Death Valley
Everglades
Glacier
Grand Canyon
Grand Teton
Great Smoky Mountains
Joshua Tree
Kings Canyon
Mese Verde
Olympic
Petrified Forest
Rocky Mountain
Sequoia
Yellowstone
Zion

 

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2 thoughts on “Happy 100th Birthday to the National Park Service!

  1. Nice! We’re tied on number, but we’ve been to some different ones! I love those old photos to look back on! Isn’t it so fun to see where the wanderlust and adventure started?! Cheers and enjoy crossing the rest off your list! Xx

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