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Passport to the National Parks

USA | Friday, 11 September 2009 | Views [348]

Wier Farm, CT

Wier Farm, CT

Several years ago a park ranger had a brainstorm, a National Parks Passport.  Each year the park service prints stamps that you paste into your passport.  Each national park (and now national monuments and wildlife sanctuaries) has a cancellation stamp for you to record the date of your visit – just like on a State Department passport.  It is a great incentive to visit places we might otherwise ignore.

Connie has had hers for six years and has added pages so it is now twice its original thickness.  We have spent the past several days traveling down the coast collecting cancellations; Minuteman NP, Longfellow House, JFK birthplace, New Bedford Whaling District, Roger Williams Memorial, Arlen Weir Farm.   We had visited some of the sites before the passport and others are new to us.  Some are new to the system.  There will be several more entries as we move though NJ and Philadelphia and some photos too.


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