Dear National Park Service: Thank you or the many years of happy memories. Happy Birthday!
Almost all of my favorite vacation memories come from visiting our nation's treasures, our national parks. My earliest memory was seeing a shadow of a bear outside our family's tent as a little girl at Yellowstone National Park.
|With my sisters at the Grand Canyon|
One of my favorite photos with my sisters features the Grand Canyon in the background.
|Angel's Landing at Zion's National Park|
I've grown up with outdoor beauty and love the fact that I live in a state with plenty of National Parks. How lucky I feel to get to hike Angel's Landing in Zion National Park or paddle board with my own daughter and sons at Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Park.
I even get to go caving in Timpanogos Cave with my boys where they get to learn in a fun way what a column is.
When my family visits San Francisco, we get to see the amazing Golden Gate Bridge
Or how about a mother daughter trip to New York and a visit to the Statue of Liberty?
Really, the only thing that is more fun that visiting the national parks is the family and friends I get to visit them with. I once asked all three of my kids if they would like to visit Disneyland or Lake Powell for vacation. All of them said Lake Powell.
|At the edge of Bryce Canyon|
|Havasupai Tribal Land, Grand Canyon|
I would love to hear from my readers. Please leave a comment telling me your favorite National Park memories