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I Love National Parks

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 3, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I might be going to an amusement park with my friend this weekend! His mom is sending us there. So we might be going to Adventureland this weekend! Really excited! I love roller...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F Jun 23

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    Going to Cedar Point today! It's probably my favorite place ever 😊
    breannainreverse breannainreverse 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    Ugh I really wanna go to Six Flags this summer!!! but no one I know is down for it bcuz they're a bunch of lame O's who are to scared of heights 😒 I REALLY WANT TO GO 😭
    Gabsters05 Gabsters05 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    And the more extreme the rides the better. Been to Thorpe Park in the UK today. Great day out, got the adrenaline pumping and made me forget all that's going on in my life for 8...
    midliferevelation midliferevelation 46-50, M Jul 9

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    Glad I live in Florida! It's a great place for roller coasters! This is me on sheikra lol
    helloimdeupi helloimdeupi 16-17, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ok so the outher day i learned that we might be going to war with russia. WE DO NOT NEED TO GO TO WAR. WHY CANT WE ALL GET ALONG. Thats not going to end well if there is a war i...
    Bicarter Bicarter 16-17, M 3 hrs ago

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    I love going to amusement parks with one good friend, or a group of friends, especially Six Flags
    maddiethebeast maddiethebeast 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    I've been with my husband since I was 18. We met our freshman year of college and have been together ever since. I love him, but I feel like the relationship has gone on longer...
    ejb245 ejb245 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I while back I wrote that we should have a national nudist month like just about everything else you can think of that has a month. So I was thinking that National Nudist Month...
    L2BANBM L2BANBM 46-50, M Jun 23

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    A while back I wrote that we should have a national nudist month like just about everything else you can think of that has a month. So I was thinking that National Nudist Month...
    L2BANBM L2BANBM 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    I have the best job! Very unique, doubt people think of is often but when u need us you need GOOD ONES! For 17 years I've owned my own business doing Private Investigations. Yes...
    Amginn Amginn 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I never knew my sister growing up. Her mom and my dad were married and divorced when I was 13 she was 3. Years went by and we saw each other now and then but still never got real...
    silverfox54 silverfox54 56-60, F 2 days ago

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    Happy National Beautician's Day to all my fellow cosmetologists!
    eric2maid eric2maid 31-35, M Jun 26

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    Is being 'too' nationalistic racist?
    TobeGrey TobeGrey 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I love Parks and like roaming it Around... Just came back from Park and in morning it gave me alot of relaxation..,.... That is so nice experience
    WalHash22 WalHash22 22-25, M Jul 8

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    Do not fall in love with people like me. I will take you to museums, and parks, and monuments, and kiss you in every beautiful place, so that you can never go back to them without...
    fusoya fusoya 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 10

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    In my town, it's not illegal to be naked in a public park... it's just illegal to be seen naked by someone who is offended by the sight. We have several large, barely used...
    steve66oh steve66oh 41-45, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I love taking walks in the park. It peaceful and I get to enjoys the simplicity of life.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again. Rosa Parks
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    Below is an article written by Me Charlene Smith about her recollections about our beloved Tata Madiba. I post it here (with apologies to her) as it is one of the most moving...
    JWLakey JWLakey 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I've always loved talking to online strangers. There is something about the interaction that I continually craved. The thrill of getting to know someone miles away, the thrill of...
    metaphornographic metaphornographic 18-21, F Jun 27

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    Wishing all my friends in the USA, a very Happy 4th of july.4th of july celebrations in the east coast are dampened by Hurricane Arthur. But there is always tomorrow, and it will...
    Shinesaathlove Shinesaathlove 46-50, M Jul 4

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    I fell in love with the guy of my dreams. I've fought every single day to keep him, my parents hated him and nothing I did changed their minds... So he left, he went into the...
    MEGANELIZABETH716 MEGANELIZABETH716 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    The scent of your natural perfume on my skin, my fingers making every one of your pores shivers, the taste of perfection only you can offer, the softness of your sweet breath left...
    iamalesbianneedinglove iamalesbianneedinglove 41-45, F 8 Responses Jul 7

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    One of our most overlooked superpowers in life is the unbelievable power of our beliefs. A quick note: This is not for the faint of heart. It is going to go deeper than possibly...
    NeoJesusOfTheMatrix NeoJesusOfTheMatrix 70+ 5 days ago

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    I walked in to math class the first day of highschool and sat down in the back corner seat of the class, I like to observe everyone and make sure I know what kind of people they...
    Sajsd67 Sajsd67 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Radiohead. The National Anthem.
    thisisdave thisisdave 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 24

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    I wanna hurry home to you Put on a slow, dumb show for you and crack you up So you can put a blue ribbon on my brain God, I'm very, very frightening, I'll overdo it the national...
    distancerunner distancerunner 46-50, M Jun 24

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou I was born of parents whose #religion was #Christianity and their denomination was Southern #Baptist. My...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Jun 25

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    I Work For Welsh National Opera, I Am A Performer In The Upcoming Show Of 'Carmen' And I Have Been In A Few Other Operas As Well.
    DrCakerz DrCakerz 26-30, M Jun 25

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    Nude week for me is almost over and I am bummed out about it. It has been fun not wearing anything around the house for this entire week. Can not wait to do this again. I am...
    L2BANBM L2BANBM 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I love Yosemite (California national park) so much... it's so beautiful and majestic.
    EmmaTheQuiet EmmaTheQuiet 13-15, F Jun 26

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