Every summer, my parents drove my brother and I cross country to visit a different national park. TV and video games were not allowed during this time. My parents asked us to appreciate our time away from distractions and focus on the parks that were being protected for us so that we may understand the unique gift that each destination offered. Now, with the government shutdown in place, those who wish to visit these places do so without the guidance of park staff and will have limited access to the full breadth each park offers. This is a sad state. Each individual park and its staff played such a large role in educating my brother and I about the value of the National Park Service and nature. I believe that everyone should have the same opportunity we did in enjoying it to the fullest and learning about how important it is to us as a society. I hope this shutdown ends soon!
Route 82 Bridge from the Towpath
Long NosedNew Zealand Fur Seal on Merewether Beach this afternoon. Unfortunately National Parks think he/she isn’t very well so they are keeping an eye on it for now. Not something you see on Merewether beach everyday. #newcastle #beach #seal #nationalparkservice
The original plan was to explore some of Utah’s state parks, but then we realized Zion was only another hour away, so......
Some of our funny faces from Universal Studios and Disneyland!!
Fresh,Soft,Fluffy snow❄I didn't expect snow. I was thrilled to be there.
A Snowy morning❄ at Geology Tour Road.
Views of Lake McDonald never get old, do they? 💙
❄ they shared their first ever snow experience together. I've been to the snow many times in my life. In all of the 37 years of Vic's life, he's never seen real, natural snow before. Out of all places, it had to be Joshua Tree. Snow in Joshua tree is a rare occurence.
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Enjoying every moment, with loved ones. Winter camping at Indian Cove Campground. 😁🌬🏜🏕