Posts Tagged With: Grand Canyon

Happy birthday to the NPS!

IMG_5438Just a short – but very sweet – post tonight. Today marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

I’ve been to parks with awesome sea views (Acadia National Park, and the Assateague and Cape Cod National Seashores), not to mention under-the-sea views (the underwater trail in Virgin Islands National Park). There’s the park not too far from me that makes learning about the Revolutionary War more fun (Morristown National Historic Park).

And then there’s the one with the giant hole in the ground – you might have heard of it? The Grand Canyon National Park?

As part of the centennial activities, the NPS have launched Find Your Park, a campaign to get people out to enjoy their local national parks. On the NPS website, there’s a function where you can punch in where you live, and the site bring up national parks in your area.

I’ve visited a fair number of parks on the list, but there’s a lot more that I want to visit – so I need to get trip planning. Shenandoah, perhaps, or Yosemite? Or Denali – for like many others, I am smitten by the adorable pups in the Canine Rangers.

Happy birthday, NPS, and here’s to another 100 years or more.

For further reading:

NPS Centennial: Find Your Park, centennial activities, and much more.

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Spring!!!!!

IMG_5438For the following post, I recommend reading while listening to either “Spring” from Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons,” or “Morning Mood” from Grieg’s “Peer Gynt.”

This is the first weekend in a long time that I haven’t needed snow boots to venture outside, and I think it’s safe enough to pack away my long red winter overcoat for another season. And we’re just under a week away from the vernal equinox and the official first day of spring on March 20. I feel like Anna getting ready to burst out of the gates and go running through the village singing “For the First Time in Forever.” (Yes, I probably have spent a little too much time this winter watching “Frozen.” But last time I checked, that’s not illegal.)

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