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{July 16, 2008}   Thursday Thirteen #61

Thirteen national parks I want to visit

Yes, I just came back from vacationing in the Smoky Mountain National Park and I’m ready for another trip. Reality sucks! I’ve been taking a mental vacation and here are 13 parks in the U.S. I’d like to visit.

1. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

2. Shenandoah National Park, Virginia (I’m headed there in November)

3. Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (I’ve only seen it for a mile above through an airplane window)

4. Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

5. Yosemite National Park, California

6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

7. Petrified Forest National Park, Airzona

8. Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska

9. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

10. Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

11. Badlands National Park, South Dakota

12. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon

13. Glacier National Park, Montana

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Shaunesay says:

I’ve been to 5 of those, and they were all awesome! I’d love to visit the rest as well! Someday I want to make it to Hawaii!



Geez. How do you limit it to 13??

I’ll be in Shenandoah in … a little over 2 weeks. I’m pumped.

And, of course, you know how I feel about Yellowstone. Dormant volcano or no, I’d move out there in a heartbeat.



I’ll be in Arizona in two weeks, wonder if I’ll have time to check out the chasm.



You should check out my pictures of Rainbow Bridge, which is in Arches National Park



All of these places sound like beautiful adventures.



Lori says:

I havent been to any of those. What a great idea for a vacation. Happy TT:)



Those all sound fabulous. Especially Hawaii!



I would love to visit these places too. I haven’t been to any of these. Some of them are on my list. Happy TT.



I live less than 100 miles from Carlsbad – 10 years – have yet to go there! That’s terrible, isn’t it?

SJR
The Pink Flamingo



I hope you visit every place on your list. Happy T13!



These all sound great! 🙂



I’ve been to all but 2, 6 and 10. 🙂

By the way, I totally horked a bunch of kilted hottie photos from your gallery for my TT this week! (I hope you don’t mind!) 🙂



Denise says:

Great list. I’ve been to four or five of them (even though I’ve lived in California, Arizona, Utah, and have traveled through Hawaii, Wyoming, Montana, and New Mexico). Quick correction: You almost threw me for a loop with your locating Badlands in Utah – it’s in South Dakota and, yes, I’ve been there.

Happy TT!



sandie says:

Great list and the one’s I haven’t visited are on my list. We have the national park book and are trying to visit them all. Volcano national park is like being on the moon’s suface untill you get close enough to the lava flow to see the stem coming up where it hits the wocean. At the grand Canyon we were luck enough to see the CONDORS fly right by us and settle nearby. Fantastic!!

I hope you make it to a all 13.

sandie



sandie says:

Great list and the one’s I haven’t visited are on my list. We have the national park book and are trying to visit them all. Volcano national park is like being on the moon’s suface untill you get close enough to the lava flow to see the steam coming up where it hits the ocean. At the grand Canyon we were luck enough to see the CONDORS fly right by us and settle nearby. Fantastic!!

I hope you make it to a all 13.

sandie



Have you been to Glacier? I’ve always wanted to go – especially now that the glaciers are melting. Most of your list I’ve been too – If you come this way (New Mexico or Colorado), we can tour together. Dinasaur is pretty cool too! 🙂

Happy TT!



Been to 3 4 5 9 11 and 12! Courtesy of being born in Utah and relocating to Oregon.



Limiting the list to 13 was difficult, Susan. I hope you have fun on your trip!

I have visited Arches before, aliceaudrey. Its truly an amazing park!

That is terrible, SJ, but understandable. Life often gets in the way of recreation but you should make time to see Carlsbad for yourself.

I hope you had fun with the pics, Carolan!

Ack…sorry about the geographical mistake!

Haven’t made it to Glacier yet, Claudia, but its definitley on my list of places to go!



Ann says:

Great list. Most of those are on my list of places
i’d like to go.



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