It's National Parks Week...and that means from April 21-29 you can get in to all 397 National Parks for free. There's at least one in every state except Delaware, you know, so it's not like you have to drive halfway across the country to take advantage of this.
But if I were driving across the country, I'd go to Bryce Canyon in Utah. Even though we've been twice already, I'd go again in a heartbeat. There are still trails we haven't explored and the scenery is spectacular and so unique...but then the same can be said of most every National Park. Of all we've visited, I've only been to one I wasn't fond of but I'd even give it another shot. There's still plenty of names on my parks-to-visit list first though.
Yep, I can picture myself in a National Park...where millions of stars light up the dark night, natural wonders await around every curve in the road or trail, and the ghosts of soldiers help keep history alive. What are you waiting for...you've got all week. And if that doesn't work for you, mark your calendars for June 9 (Get Outdoors Day), September 29 (National Public Lands Day) and November 10-12 (Veterans Day) when admission fees are waived again. The parks are a bargain even when you have to pay an entrance fee but they're especially attractive when they're free.