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I Love National Parks

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I would love to go Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando again!!
    fusoya fusoya 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    I go to Michigans Adventures every summer but I recently moved and now I've got know clue what some good Amusement parks are around me. & I love the feeling of going down a huge...
    shipbreak shipbreak 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    TED CRUZ BRIEFLY DETAINED AT TEXAS BORDER BY IMMIGRATION OFFICIALS July 19, 2014 McAllen, Texas-- CNN is reporting that Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was briefly detained by...
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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 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 2 Responses Jul 16

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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 1 Response Jul 19

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    i loved my brother, he was 5 years older than me.. he used to take me out to theme parks n treat me ice cream =D whenever i'm sad n crying, he would hug me n pat my head saying...
    Jasmile Jasmile 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses Jul 16

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    MICHELE BACHMANN SUGGESTS LABOR CAMPS FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has offered up a new solution to the immigration crisis along the US/Mexican border...
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    I love long beach (California, USA). Where a city blends with nature so well! From ships, trains, cars, bikes, boats, helicopters, blimps, sand festivals, Queen Mary, car races...
    Sreeme Sreeme 31-35 3 days ago

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    Well, isn't this just fancy. A "National" Sarcasm Society? Where's my prize then?
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response 2 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 Jul 18

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    I Love Somebody Who Has Bipolar Disorder Nineteen years ago - at about this time of the year - my brother made a suicide attempt. Thank all the gods, he had second thoughts and...
    SmartKat SmartKat 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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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    I work at Shiloh national military park as a volunteer... And I love Every minute of it. Y'all should come down and see us tell em brody sent you
    chunckymunky chunckymunky 13-15, M Jul 15

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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+ Jul 16

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    The National - Humiliation
    StraightJacketFashion StraightJacketFashion 26-30, F Jun 30

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    I need my girl - The National
    layladay layladay 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I studied all disciplines of Anthropology on the Master's level. I was more drawn towards cultural and physical anthropology. My focus was on nationalism in the Caribbean and...
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jul 4

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    Let’s enjoy one of the last Independence Days before our complete dependence on China. Let us remember as we fall asleep this Independence Day those who fight and the many that...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 26-30, F Jul 4

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    It's national kissing day 😘 so smile, and kiss somebody 😘😘😘😘😘 mwah
    KylieLaine KylieLaine 18-21, F 34 Responses Jul 6

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    I was withy ex for over 3 years, out relationship was always on and off yes he will stop contacting me for no reason according to him he was going out of the country for work...
    babosa20 babosa20 26-30, F Jul 7