Happy Centennial to the National Parks Service!

Hip hip hooray because it’s the National Parks Service BIRTHDAY!  Whether you realize it or not, national parks come in all shapes and sizes and today is the day that this grand organization turns a whooping 100 years old.  Growing up I was fortunate enough to spend time in the great outdoors from Mammoth Lakes to Yosemite and even Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach, all of which I greatly miss while living back east.

I’d love to plan a road trip (some day) around the states and stop through Yellowstone, the Badlands, the Grand Tetons, Acadia (Maine), etc…yeah pretty much all of the ones that everyone wants to visit.  I have to give my family credit because we have traveled to so many already! ~ Zion, the Grand Canyon, Denali, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Hawaii, and more.

Since it doesn’t look like I’ll be making many west coast trips in the near future, let alone road trips, my focus is set to this lovely east coast of mine.  Did you know that New York even has a hefty list of its own?   I would highly recommend jumping on the “explore-the-outdoors” bandwagon because in celebration, the National Park Service is granting FREE ADMISSION!!  From the 25th to the 28th, free admission to over 400 national parks.  Get out and explore – it’s good for the body and soul.  Trust me on this.  You won’t regret it.

“The power of imagination makes us infinite” – John Muir

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