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    I Love National Parks!

    National Parks are the most beautiful places on Earth.  They are saved land exactly for that reason!  I've only been to a few: Death Valley, Yosemite, Zion, Grand Canyon, Redwood, Lassen, but there's so many more I want to go to!
    Babeifer Babeifer 26-30, F Feb 3, 2009

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    Westward

    For one reason or another I still have not made it to Arches, Zion, Sequoia, or Yellowstone. From all the photos and footage seen, I'd likely not want to leave once I got there. They look to be the type of places that I'd like to call home... Anyone been?
    gotsalsa gotsalsa 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    National Battlefields

    I am not a militarist, but you cannot not but be moved at many of the Civil War battlefields, realizing what happened there and how many died. I hope we never let those be "privatized."
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    Acadia

    Have been there a couple of times...the views are breathtaking and it's a very peaceful place.
    Dragon56 Dragon56 56-60, M Nov 10, 2009

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    Good Times

    In my 20's I worked in almost every national park across the west. Plus I've been in the forest service. Why did I ever leave to pursue a 'real' career? Looking back, when I was in either, it was the best times of my life. I wonder if I'm too old to go back.
    Ivycreek Ivycreek 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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    Relaxing And Recuperating After A Long But Peaceful Week.

    I currently work with the National Park Service. I spend my winter months as a park ranger doing interpretation and summer months working as a biology technician working with wildlife. I work at Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Badlands NP is home to a variety of...
    rcrenegade rcrenegade 41-45, M Aug 27, 2010

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    I Dream To Visit All National Parks Possible.

    My family and I took our first road trip about 4 years ago to the Grand Canyon. It was a beautiful experience. We stayed in the main campground, which made it even more magical. When we got there we first set up our campground. I could not wait to get my first glimpse of the...
    xedout1985 xedout1985 26-30, F Oct 11, 2013

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    Yosemite Is My Favorite

    I have been to quite a few over the years, but Yosemite is my favorite.  In my youth I would spend more time in the high country, but now I like to stay in the valley.  Curry village is my favoritelace to stay in the park.  I like the history and wish I had...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M 1 Response Feb 5, 2010

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    Passport

    My husband and I get 5 weeks off a year for vacation.  We try to always spend at least 2 of those weeks going to National Parks.  When we started dating we bought the National Park Passport books.  We have filled one and have moved on to the 3-ring binder versions...
    Krypton Krypton 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    I went to a lot of National Parks,

    and adventures when I was little with my mom and dad. I never went on a road-trip with both of them at the same time, but I used to go on them separately. Most of them were with my mom. I have a pin from each park I have been to with her. Sadly I haven't been to any national...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    California

    I have been to many National Parks in the United States.  I have traveled through most of the US except New England.  Considering both my grandfathers were born in Boston, you would think I would have gotten there by now. I am a West Coaster at heart.  Born and...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M Jun 30, 2009

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    An Unintentional Quest...

    I’ve had the great fortunate of traveling all over the country, visiting almost every state on business and/or pleasure.  Whenever it is business, I make sure to include some pleasure and slowdown time.  But a favorite thing to do is visit our National Parks.  It is a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3, 2012

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    Beautiful Trip

    Just returned from a great vacation.  While roaming the western states we visited The Badlands,  Zion National Park, Arches Monument NP, Brice Canyon NP, Yellowstone, Theodore Roosevelt NP and the Dixie National Forest.  What fantastic scenery.  Missed...
    rhettbuttler69 rhettbuttler69 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 3, 2009

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    I Love

    i love national parks they are so beautiful . i would love to go to yellowstone national park.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 22, 2010

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    Retirement Strategy

    I sure hope I make my goal of living as a full time RVer and bouncing from park to park after retire.ment. I've visited many, worked at almost a dozen, and even attended a ranger talk on my honeymoon (at Wright Brothers in North Carolina). I've looked into the Good Sam's Club and...
    quieter quieter 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2011

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    The US has added number 397 with today being the dedication of Paterson Falls. As you drive Route 80 through Northern New Jersey you can often see the mist as you pass them.  These falls were the beginning of the industrialization of New Jersey, powering the silk mills and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    Visiting National Parks

    I am trying to visit as many national parks as I can. I have taken my family to numerous National parks during our vacations for about the last 10 years. We have been to Yellowstone, Glacier , Mt Rainer , Olympic , Mt St Helens, Arches, Grand Canyon to name a few. We love to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 18, 2013

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