There undoubtedly are many Federal Government programs that have outlived their usefulness, but thankfully our National Parks are not among them. These precious treasures are gifts we have given to ourselves and hopefully will live on forever. This August the National Park Service will officially observe its 100th birthday and Easin’ Along wants to celebrate with them.
Helen (adorable wife) and I were preparing for our trip to explore America’s Heartland over the next four weeks so; we looked back over our trip from last summer to see what worked and what didn’t. Without question, our trips through four National Parks were at the top of the list of what worked exceptionally well. Therefore, as we pack to hit the road again in the coming days, we thought we would re-visit those four splendid experiences and share them with Easin’ Along readers during the Park Service birthday party.
The four National Parks we visited were all in the eastern part of the United States. I have listed them below and have links posted to our visits. During these visits we made use of one of the benefits of growing older…The National Park Senior Pass. The details of this program were also covered in an earlier post and I have posted a link to this one also. I hope you will share those experiences with us again and sing Happy Birthday to our National Parks as we celebrate with each one of them.
Wright Brothers Memorial – The aviation industry was born here and the story of its birth is a compelling one. We were treated to a presentation of that first flight that had us glued to our seats. For a link to this post, click here.
Cape Henry Lighthouse – The first lighthouse constructed with Federal funds. This small park is located on the Virginia coast and offered beautiful views of the shoreline. For a link to this post, click here.
Cape Cod National Seashore – A National Park that features staggering beauty where solitude reigns. Don’t miss this one. Click here for the link.
Franklin Roosevelt Home and Presidential Library – Visit Springwood, and the Presidential Library to experience the life and the accomplishments of a remarkable figure in American history. For a link to this post, click here.
National Park Senior Pass – A great value for us Senior Citizens. For a link to the details of the program, click here.
I hope you enjoy these tributes to some of our National Parks and that you’ll come back next week and join us in St. Louis as we travel America’s Heartland. We’’ll be Easin’ Along for now…