It’s an awesome program open to geeks of all ages.
Kudos to the National Parks and to Eastern National, the non-profit organization responsible for selling all 1,300,000 Passports purchased since inception of the Passport to Your National Parks program in 1986. Proceeds from the sale of Passports and stamps are donated to the National Park Service. Passports sell for $8.95 at National Park visitor centers and ranger stations and online for the same price at eParks.com, although be prepared to spend a bit more to cover handling and shipping fees.
I wasn’t always a geek, which is to say I arrived late to the Passport to Your National Parks program. I regret I have no record of my visits to Mount Rushmore, Death Valley, Sequoia, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, the Liberty Bell, . . . (well, I did blog about most of those national park visits; the Grand Canyon was years ago!). You get the picture. The memories are there, just not in one handy place. What can I say? I’m a geek as well as a late bloomer.
My grandchildren will not be late bloomers! They’ll be gloriously gifted, grand (duh) geeks ready for action if I have any say in the matter (not much, truth be told). The Passport to Your National Parks Program offers a Kids Passport ($6.95), too!
Sounds like a plan. All we need now are mom and dad to sign the permission slip. I’m sure they’ll need little convincing following three or four days dealing with the latest stomach virus making the rounds. Those days are right around the corner.
All the more reason to hit the road now!
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