Did you know that this is National Park Week? And did you know that there is some sort of national park, monument, or historic site in 49 of our 50 states? (Delaware is the odd one out.) Many of our best and most memorable journeys are taken at these natural treasures. If you don’t make a point of visiting them, then I think you are missing out on learning opportunities and some incredible scenery!
We went to three sites managed by the National Park Service just last week! We giggled like kids when hubby flashed his Senior Pass at each of them too. Talk about a great deal! It is a lifetime pass for U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 and over. Among other benefits, it provides free admission for the card holder and up to three adults to recreation sites that charge a fee. And what does the Senior Pass cost? Just $10! The only catch (besides being an old fart) is that you have to purchase the card in person. Other America the Beautiful passes are also available: annual, access (lifetime for those with permanent disabilities), and volunteers.
So what national park, monument, or historic site is on your "must see" list? And when are you going to visit it? The clock is ticking!