This travel season we’ve spent time in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Shenandoah National Park, and Acadia National Park. We’ve also dipped our toes into the Catskills and the White Mountains, along with national and provincial parks in the Canadian Maritimes. Visits to places outside of our National Park system clearly revealed just how special our national parks are.
We didn’t plan it this way, to be spending so much time in a handful of our national parks in this, the year of their 100th anniversary. But we are glad we are doing it. After two years of full-time RVing, we’ve finally arrived at the need for slowness, to enjoy, to savor, and to immerse ourselves in our national parks.
We tackle the parks on two fronts. First, we almost always delve into the history of the park. How did it come to be? Who were the movers and shakers…
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