National Parks


I love the national parks. Maybe it’s the history behind it, maybe God’s creation, or maybe the whole package. I can’t say. My parents introduced me to this wonderful group of place. I’ve been to historical sites, such as the Washington Monument and Alcatraz. I’ve also visited the parks, such as Olympic and Yosemite.

Here’s the backstory behind the National Park System: The agency was created to protect federal lands. President Woodrow Wilson mandated in a bill “to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and wildlife therein, and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” As of today, the NPS just celebrated its centennial in 2016. Yellowstone National Park was the first one, created in 1872.

Anywhere I travel, I always keep a look out for any national parks nearby. When we visit the East Coast, it’s a prime time to see all the American historical sites: Paul Revere’s house, Bunker Hill, Faneuil Hall, Independence Hall, the Smithsonian, and others.

Because of my love of the NPS, I’ve started two collections: patches and postcards.

These are the patches I have not put on my canvas backpack.

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The Lassen Volcanic, the Crater Lake, and the Olympic postcards are reprints of actual vintage artwork from the WPA. I only get postcards from parks I visited.

Where do you like to travel? Are you a fan of the National Parks? Which ones have you visited?

Live creatively!




4 thoughts on “National Parks

  1. That’s so cool, Gaby! I haven’t been to any of the big national parks yet…. but I’ve been to some small ones that nobody’s ever heard of ;P.


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