My husband and I love going to national parks. We plan visits to them whenever we’re traveling. He counted recently to try to figure out how many we’ve been to together, and the number is getting close to 50. Be sure to buy a passport in the gift shop and get stamps at all the parks. It’s a great way to keep track of your travels.
My first memory of a national park was when I was 3 and my family went to Mammoth Cave. I remember hopping and singing a song about a bunny all through the cave tour. The other people on the tour probably wanted to hide my body in a dark corner! 2 weeks ago
Unlike most state and city parks, I love the size and remoteness of most National Parks, both here in the United States and other countries where I have traveled. On my trips this past year I was able to visit several National Monuments and Parks and here is the list of where I visited in 2012 till now.
1. Montezuma’s Castle National Monument (Arizona)
2. Tuzigoot National Monument (Arizona)
3. Meteor Crater (Arizona)(privately owned, but it should be a national monument since it’s the largest and best preserved meteor impact site in the world. NASA Astronauts actually trained here before going to the moon.)
4. Sunset Crater National Monument (Arizona)
5. Navajo National Monument (Arizona)
6. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park (Utah/Arizona)
7. Mesa Verde National Park (Colorado)
8. Petrified Forest National Park and the Painted Desert. (Arizona)
9. Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)
10. Khao Laem National Park (Thailand)
11. Sai Yok National Park (Thailand) 5 months ago