Thursday, August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday, National Park Service....

Today, is the 
100th Birthday,
of the 
National Park Service.

Founded on
August 25, 1916,
by Theodore Roosevelt and Horace Albright,
the Park Service manages the National Parks, most National Monuments,
and National Historic Sites.

My love of National Parks started early.
My parents loved to camp...and fish...and national lands
were a good place to do that.

Mr. P and I, took our children, when they were small.

In recent years, we've been to quite a few.


Grand Canyon National Park

Joshua Tree National Park

Grand Tetons National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Glacier National Park

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park

Saguaro National Park

Shenandoah National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

And, National Monuments and Historic Sites...

 Chimney Rock National Historic Site

Mount Rushmore National Monument

Little Big Horn National Battlefield and Cemetery

San Antonio Missions National Historic Park

National Monuments in Washington, D.C.

There are more. But, you get the idea...we like National Parks.

There are more on our list of places we want to see.
Getting there a little at a time.

Do you like National Parks?
How many have you seen?


They're worth the trip.

Happy Trails...


  1. Happy Birthday National Parks! Great post and great pics! I've been to several of the parks, but you definitely have me beat.

    1. I've been doing it a 'tiny bit'
      My parents got it started. Now we have the Senior's great! Buy it once, use it forever.

  2. I love National Parks! I've been blogging all week about the ones I've visited. I wish National Forests got the same love!

    1. We try to see some each year. Not sure we'll make it this year.
      Hmmm...not far from the Missions, though. :)

  3. You were fortunate to have started early. We began in the 80s with our boys and covered the whole of the west. Then we started going back to them about 10 years ago. Just the two of us with somewhat better accommodation. I am never happier that when I am in those parks away from the cares of everyday life. We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful park service whether it be National, National Monuments or Forests or State. All are wonderful.


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