Editor’s Note: We’ve met so many terrific people in person and via social media that love the National Parks as much as we do. Those who enjoy taking road trips to many National Parks at a time (like us) we’ve come to refer to as #ParkNuts. Our young friend Lydia is one of the nuttiest. She is also one of the best. We think you will enjoy her account of her most recent National Park adventure.
Lydia’s National Park Road Trip
My name is Lydia and I connected with Don and Shelly (my national park enthusiast idols) last fall before I made a trip to visit some national parks. Similar to Don and Shelly, it is my goal to visit all 59 national parks. Although I absolutely wish I could visit them all in a 59-week time frame, for now my goal is to reach them all by the time I am 30 (7+ years to go!). I If you read their post of our email correspondence last September, you will see how kind and wonderful their response to my original email was. Their advice for each park was so helpful I still cannot express enough gratitude. If you are planning a trip to any of the national parks we discussed I highly recommend taking a look at their suggestions. Seeing as I didn’t get to go to everywhere I had planned, but did end up adding some more fun national parks to my itinerary, I am going to share my adventure with you and some useful tips I learned along the way. Hopefully this will inspire you to get out and visit these awesome parks! Continue reading