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I Love National Parks

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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 4 Responses Oct 22, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I've been to Yellowstone,

    grand Teton, grand canyon, Joshua tree, sequoia, and death valley. Those are my top 6 best national parks.
    hotpinkthong70 hotpinkthong70 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand she said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis and she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land just...
    painisclarity painisclarity 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    love love love Netflix, I'm gonna start watching Arrow after I'm done with Parks and Rec
    ColeSweety ColeSweety 22-25, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Yeah, so... I'm too ugly to be loved... I don't go anywhere and sometimes I'm afraid to because I fear rejection... I felt like if I ever lost weight, I know I'd be in check, so...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    “Theme parks operate by simply constantly needing to set up brand-new flights and also new destinations,mentioned Bushnell. “An amusement park ESO Gold which has much more...
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    Killarney Lakes Killarney National Park Co Kerry Ireland
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    "What The World Needs Now"Sang by Lizzy Caplan (Masters OfSex)What the world needs now is love, sweet loveIt's the only thing that there's just too little ofWhat the world needs...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Today is National Cheesecake Day in the USA. The 29th and 30th, The Cheesecake Factory is offering their cheesecakes for half the price.
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    okay, had a workout, went and got in the shower. Have my music on. rain falling outside. Very comforting situation. I love the rain. I love my music. and I love a nice relaxing...
    evolnillef evolnillef 70+, F 3 days ago

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    Hi everyone. I am kind of new to this. My boyfriend is an Air National Guardsman, and we just learned that he will be deployed next year. I know that girlfriends don't get the same...
    crazycontrolled crazycontrolled 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Who can guess my nationality?
    Temnikova Temnikova 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Love is an addiction. I agree. But "love addiction" is a totally different matter. When you're so madly in love to someone who cannot & absolutely will NOT be able to fully commit...
    MorningRose10 MorningRose10 31-35, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Someone has. Someone that I have convinced myself that they really and truely mean it. I KNOW this because it is an unfamiliar yet ever so REAL feeling. It's an unconditional...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    Let's turn this around, shall we? I Love The Nightlife By: Alicia Bridges Please don't talk about love tonight. Please don't talk about sweet love. Please don't talk about...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F a week ago

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    Top of the a Sidewinder at Hershey Park. Lol I love being high https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1ByxuVIec7E
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M a week ago

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    Luxembourg under German OccupationWhen the great wars happened in the 13th century, many of our grandfathers were affected. A lot of lives were taken and a lot of heroes never...
    PeningAnderson PeningAnderson 26-30, F a week ago

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    I'm seriously obsessed with abandoned buildings *-* Idk why, I find them so fascinating. Especially hospitals, theme parks, restaurants. I live about a half a mile away from...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 11 Responses Jul 23

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    I love it. I love the feeling of being in love, I love the feeling of someone being in love with me or someone else. I love dreaming about being in love, thinking about what it...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    When is national braless day
    blkrhino blkrhino 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    in Yellowstone national park there are over 214 waterfalls
    hotlicker68 hotlicker68 56-60, M Jul 22

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    I dug out my sewing machine for the first time in 10 years, I forgot how much fun this is. My current project is bowties for me and my bestie. We're going on a hunt for the Tardis...
    DancesWithUnicorns DancesWithUnicorns 22-25, F Jul 20

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    Been living here in New Jersey for almost a week now and I feel like i'm going to be a better person in no time. Being a garden state as it is, trees, parks, lakes, and flowers are...
    alltimestrokes alltimestrokes 18-21, F 7 Responses Jul 20

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    I used to hate my life, BUT now I love every moment of it! I love having no job and no money, I love having no friend, I love being alone for 2long weeks because my girlfriend left...
    AshTaylor AshTaylor 18-21, M Jul 20

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    If you ever fall in love, fall in love with someone who wants to know your favorite color and just how you like your coffee. Fall in love with someone who loves the way you laugh...
    Pinaybarbie Pinaybarbie 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    Play the Game - Queen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X777T_SDko8&index=13&list=PL2xwq6jogRe2IhSH0VoJNeCqVYhWrngpe Open up your mind and let me step inside Rest your weary head...
    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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