We are working on our book about our 59 National Park journey. To date, we have completed our Acknowledgements, Forward and Chapter One which is titled “The Seed”. We wanted to share our Acknowledgements. As we go along we will be sharing a few of the chapters here. Chapter Three is titled “The Departure”. Look for it sometime in August.
We are so grateful to our family without whom our 59 National Park Adventure would not have been possible. Our sons Andy and Matt enthusiastically supported our crazy idea and gave encouragement for us to stay the course when we considered ending our trip prematurely. Our sisters and brothers-in-laws were so gracious by allowing us to stay with them when we needed breather from the grind of the road. Thank you so much Sherry and Mike Gietzen of Pryor, Oklahoma and Vickey Mark Crouch of Shawnee, Kansas. Shelly’s mother Fran Seeley also kindly gave us a place to lie our heads and frequently watched our dogs Bubba and Lilly. Finally we give our heartfelt thanks to Shelly’s father Bob Seeley. He was our most enthusiastic supporter.
We were blessed to meet so many fantastic people via social media on our journey. There are just too many to mention here. There are several chapters of this book devoted to our new friends from Twitter and Instagram.
Don and Shelly Hafner
Overland Park, Kansas