Hey, it is been a whilst, has not it? I really don’t feel I’ve composed a website submit in a 12 months or so. I hope you are all doing properly in these mad times. As normally, thanks for reading through.
I have a issue: What’s your favored U.S. Countrywide Park?
More than the previous two years, I have fallen in adore with them.
In advance of the pandemic, I experienced only visited a handful of them, primarily by accident. But after the pandemic strike, and it was safe and sound enough to road-journey, I drove all all-around the nation viewing them.
Now I’ve noticed 15 out of 63. And someday, I’d like to see them all.
Very first, there was Redwood Countrywide Park, with its towering trees and black-sand beaches…
Then Indiana Dunes, with its sprawling views of nuclear reactors…
Then Utah, residence to some of the very best nationwide parks in the place: I frequented Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, and Zion.
Immediately after Utah, I visited Mammoth Cave (Kentucky) and Sizzling Springs (Arkansas), on the way to Austin, which is where I stay now.
Then there was Huge Bend, Texas. The night sky is extraordinary there! You can see so lots of stars.
Adopted by Petrified Forest in New Mexico…
And most just lately, Glacier (Montana) and Grand Teton (Wyoming). Glacier Countrywide Park reminded me of Switzerland with its alpine valleys, purple wildflowers, and jagged mountains. I even noticed mountain goats.
I really feel so lucky that I have gotten to see so considerably of our attractive country in the past couple of a long time.
When I was younger, I focused only on global travel (this blog isn’t termed Ashley Abroad for nothin’). But over the previous two decades, I’m delighted to report that I have acquired a newfound appreciation for my have yard.
It turns out you don’t have to fly halfway all around the world to go on an experience.
As for my beloved? It’s a two-way tie concerning Redwood and Huge Bend.
How several countrywide parks have you frequented? Do you have a favored?
(Here’s a entire listing in circumstance you are curious.)