Friday, April 9, 2010

Bandelier Bandits

National Parks are good for many things. 
 They were created to give the public easy access to the bold and the beautiful that nature has to offer.
A quick and easy treat for those who don't like to venture too far from the car, even if you have to drive a while to get to the trail head.
Stunning beauty. 
 But don't expect to find much solitude at those parks. 
As you will often run into families like these. 
And kids like this.
Sometimes kids like this aren't so bad.
But these... might be another story...
National Parks are also a good way to teach your kids about the history of the land around you.
But sometimes they just tune you out.
Other times, they simply fall asleep while you are talking.
So always remind yourself why you are there.
There is beauty all around you.
 Yep. Pretty much everywhere.
 Places like this can make you feel like you are sitting on top of the world.
And the simple pleasures like walking down the path, are so much more than that.
Our National Parks allow us to see amazing artifacts up close, from those who came before us.
Crazy connections between humans and land.
 Crazy connections between human and human.
The land helps us see a window to another world.
Looking at the rocks up close,
Or when you take in the big picture,
It's always important to keep it all in perspective.
So get out there and explore your National Parks!

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