August 25, 2016

Happy Birthday National Parks!


It's the 100th birthday of our National Park Service! I dropped by the contact station at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park to extend a birthday wish this afternoon. The cake was almost gone but I don't eat cake anyway, so it doesn't matter. That park is only 14 years old, but it's always growing and changing. 


Shenandoah National Park is older, established in 1935. It's not far from home and we enjoy traveling on Skyline Drive, which runs the length of the park. The views are great and if we feel like walking, there are plenty of trails.








Big Meadows

19 comments:

  1. it's just an incredible view! thank you for sharing it.

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  2. A good birthday to celebrate.

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  3. Seeing your pictures this morning make me think that Buddy left for Shenandoah at 6:30 this morning. He is picking up hikers and taking them up there and then he is going to hike. It is a small world here in our part of Virginia. Loved your captures and happy to see that someone else is celebrating the birthday of our beautiful National Parks. Thanks for your visit. genie

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  4. Hello, pretty views of Shenandoah! It is one of my favorite parks. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. What a nice birthday tribute to the national parks. We can hardly wait to get to Shenandoah again.

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  6. What a beautiful selection. i might eat your cake and mine.LOL

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  7. We are HUGE National Park fans --as you know. Shenandoah is always a favorite.... Great post, Linda.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. The Blue Ridge Parkway - my favorite place!

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  9. Nice birthday to celebrate. I love your views especially from Skyline Drive. It must be great to live so close.

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  10. Happy Birthday to our National Park Service. Great photos, always are of course :)

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  11. how wonderful to live near Shenandoah. love the last image.

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  12. That is an anniversary well worth marking.

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  13. The park looks fabulous, so many beautiful scenes o look at. Happy Birthday indeed to all the National Parks.

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  14. Well, that's certainly a good birthday to celebrate.
    Love all your photo's too.

    All the best Jan

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  15. I love our National parks and am so glad for this milestone birthday.

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  16. Lovely photos. Our country is blessed with the number of national parks that we have.

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  17. Wow what a view- I wish we had a great hiking trail like this around here. I love our national parks.

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