Okay, major confession here.  I kind of alluded to it in my C is for California post, but I didn’t say it straight out. I’ve never been to a proper National Park.  (Gasp!!!!!!) I know, living in the United States, and never having been, whatsa matta you?

Well, a few things – I haven’t the first clue how to camp properly.  I am a city girl for the most part, but very drawn to nature. I just don’t know quite how to live without the comforts of the modern era.  Like literally, don’t know how. I’ll ask people, so how do I do this? I don’t know what a camp toilet, or camp stove look like or how to work them. The little monkey has asked to go camping for a while and it’s one experience I really would like to help her have. I know there are compromises (glamping and such) but I really want to just learn how to pitch a tent that’s not a pop up, make a fire and go back a few years.

So this leads me, naturally, to Yellowstone National Park…it’s not the closest National Park, but it’s probably one of the more beautiful with all of its natural geysers and pools.

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I mean seriously…the picture-taking opportunities!

 

I would love to explore this place with my family.  I’ll likely start off a little smaller, perhaps heading to Joshua Tree since it’s right in our backyard (well, closer than Yellowstone anyway) and we all would get a kick out of seeing the stars…especially the Man.

 

Have any of you been to Yellowstone or Joshua Tree?

 

For more on the A to Z Challenge, please go HERE. We’ve only got one more to go and that’s Z!

Stay tuned during the month of April to see what other subjects I want to explore…I’ll return to my senses on May 1.