Dreams for Driving

amywink September 29th, 2009

I’ve been watching Ken Burn’s documentary The National Parks: America’s Best Idea this week on PBS. This evening, Acadia National Park appeared in the 3rd episode, The Empire of Grandeur.

I want to go.

I want to drive in Acadia and cross those bridges, acknowledging this best idea with the sound of my horse’s hooves on the Rockefeller roads.

Some day.

I’ve been to more National Parks than I thought though there are more than I imagined. I do not think of myself as a traveler but when I looked at the maps, I remembered how many.

Alaska: Denali, Kenai Fjords

Arizona: The Grand Canyon

Colorado: Colorado National Monument, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, The Great Sand Dunes, and Mesa Verde.

Kansas: The Tall Grass Prairie Preserve in Chase County, Kansas

Montana: Little Bighorn Battlefield, Glacier National Park

New Mexico: White Sands, Bandelier, Capulin Volcano, Petroglyph, Pecos.

South Dakota: The Badlands National Park

Tennessee: The Great Smoky Mountains

Texas: Fort Davis, LBJ National Historic Park, Padre Island National Seashore, San Antonio National Missions Park

Utah: Arches

Washington DC

Virginia: Blue Ridge Parkway, Colonial Williamsburg

Wyoming: The Devil’s Tower

Seems like a pretty good idea, indeed, one of the best and for that, one of the best prayers I know. . . .

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

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