Monday, September 28, 2009

Preparing for Another Visit to One of America's National Parks

After watching last night's first episode of "Our National Parks" on PBS I came in to look at pictures I took on our 2007 trip to Yellowstone National Park. There is a grandeur that when experienced replenishes our spirits.

I suggest you look at the next 5 episodes to see and learn the history of what's been called "America's greatest idea"....our National Parks. What could be more American than owning together the most magnificent places on this continent!

John Muir said, "Keep close to Nature's heart... and break clear away once in awhile and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." Pat and I are totally looking forward to getting away to America's most visited National Park, The Great Smoky mountains. There we will reconnect with God through nature and with each other....TOGETHER.

We leave Oct 15th to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway at the very highth of fall foliage season. There we will find time to sit in a lodge, hike trails through the leaves to waterfalls and listen to water flow. We will take you with us via this blog and facebook. It can be your fall getaway too!


Anonymous said...

I saw an interview on the Today show with the fella that did this series. He was telling of John Muir and his upbringing in a very religious household where he was made to memorize both the Old and New Testatments. He went from home to I believe it was Yosemite. When he saw the Falls and the beauty of the area he decided he was nearer to God there than anywhere he had been and thus began his adventure..
We must not have PBS in our package. We were ready to watch something on Hawaii that was being advetirsed but...not available :( This series sounded like a good one. Enjoy!

Megian said...

Can't wait to experience it with you! I just cut out the article from the Sunday insert about the 10 National Parks not to miss. I think I will make that my new travel goal!

Beth said...

That is a GREAT photo of you!

So are you coming close enough on the BRP for us to see you????