OT: 30 Landscapes You Won't Believe Are in the U.S.
annsan at nyc.rr.com
Thu Sep 3 17:22:58 EDT 2020
Nice to read, John... thought you might have been to a couple more.
Here's the thing about travels.. while I have been to 49 states and all
the Canadian Provinces, the only other foreign countries I've been to
(deducing that wading across the Rio Grande in a remote area of Big
Bend) and France.. while I imagine most of the rest of you on the list
to lots more countries abroad.. even if some were not for such pleasant
reasons - I know some of you are Vets.
On 9/3/2020 5:02 PM, John wrote:
> Using the checklist Ann gave me I've got my list up to 13. There are a
> couple my family went to when I was a child that I haven't been able
> to get back to and a couple more I haven't ... I added Sequoia
> National Park to the list because we went through it on the way from
> my aunts (mom's sister) house in Sylmar, CA to Yosemite.
> And Saguaro National Park that wasn't yet a National Park (it was
> still a National Monument) when we visited it going out to California.
> Like I said, I took two trips to California with my family once in
> 1960 and again in 1964. The first trip we went via Oklahoma where we
> picked up Route 66 and the second trip we went down through Atlanta
> and followed I-20 west to I-10
> On 9/1/2020 10:37:25, ann sanfedele wrote:
>> I cant resist giving you guys my numbers now.. with relatively brief
>> explaination of how I managed it.
>> Printed out the list of 62 NP's and checked off 45 for sure and a
>> couple of more with question marks
>> because I was likely there as a child before they were designated as
>> National Parks. all 45 are those that
>> can be reached by car and are either in the contiguous 48 or in
>> Alaska. Been in every state but HAwaii.
>> My father was old enough to be my grandfather when I wsa born.. he
>> was, unfortuantely, something of a boozer
>> and had some problems with heart - in January 1945 he was "retired"
>> from a sales management job
>> when he though he was going to be promoted and given only a few
>> months severance.. something I didn't know
>> until recently (that is, the reasons). A lot of what contributed to
>> my having seen 44 of the 48 states before I was
>> 12 was our trips were , post war, partly business trips as Pop's old
>> cronies from the salad days gave him sales jobs
>> and he took my mother and me with him. Traveling before 1945 was for
>> pleasure and visiting family, but parents
>> were always interested in the parks. Mammoth Cave was a strong memory
>> from childhood.
>> I lived in Maine in the 60's - so there was Acacia.. took geology in
>> college which got me to Yellowstone on a field trip.
>> Then I met Richard in 1980 , who had travelled widely in Europe and
>> Asia but didn't know the USA - so road trips began..
>> and most of the parks on the list were visited with him, sometimes
>> for the second time, many for the first.
>> I kept taking them on my own after I lost him in 1993.. Because
>> Richard hit senior landmark when we were
>> together I got my Golden Age Passport card and I still have it,
>> hoping to be able to use it again one day. I think
>> it is supposed to be good for the National Monuments as well.
>> On 9/1/2020 1:29 AM, John Francis wrote:
>>> On Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 11:04:25AM -0400, John wrote:
>>>> I've been to 5 of them as an adult; 7 if you count Yosemite that my
>>>> took the kids to see back during one of the two California trips that
>>>> included me.
>>> Hmm. I'm pretty sure I've been to more than that. Let's see:
>>> Acadia, Bryce Canyon, Death Valley, Grand Canyon, King's Canyon,
>>> Sequoia, Yosemite, Zion.
>>> (It certainly helps living in California; all but one of those we've
>>> visited by driving
>>> from home since we moved here 25 years ago. Acadia we visited when
>>> we lived back east,
>>> and took our local Girl Scout troop camping in Acadia one year).
>>> I've been to Yosemite more than once. Larry and I took a quick trip
>>> out there when I had
>>> just purchased my K5. One of these years I'll get out there during
>>> the spring snowmelt.
>>> My bucket list includes Joshua Tree and the parks in Oregon and
>>> Washington (state).
>>> I suppose I should visit my closest one, too - Pinnacles - it's
>>> visible from around here.
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