I stumbled across–by way of a tweet–this great project by the National Parks Conservation Association. You can submit your National Park story to www.myparkstory.org and they have a bunch published on the site. As I read through them, I was really encouraged by how many families have built lasting, beautiful memories by enjoying one of the best investments this country has made.
So, of course, I submitted my own story. I could have chosen from many important moments I have experienced with my children in a National Park. In the end, I had to go with the Story of the Forest Scavenger Hunt that we did in the Shenandoah National Park. It was the first hike I did with all three of my boys, so it has a special place in my heart.
You can scroll through the stories and see if you spot ours…or you can go directly to our story. I have to say I was a bit tickled that it was chosen as a “NPCA Staff Pick.”
What is your story? Take a minute and participate in this great project. Or more importantly, take a minute to think about how lucky we are to have this great national resource. Then go visit a park. Your story, your pick.