Saturday, June 25, 2016

Happy Happy 100th

Happy birthday to you…happy birthday National Park Service, happy birthday to you!!  The NPS is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2016 and that makes me smile.  Momma Sharon and I LOVE our National Parks.  Without a doubt, our favorite unit is the Blue Ridge Parkway and we have ridden on it together many times and for many miles.

She, Aunt Becky, and the pups finally got to slip away to The Wee Cabin on Wednesday.   Their R&R was broken up only by a trip up to the Folk Art Center and the main BRP Visitor Center.  The sole purpose of this little jaunt was to check out the parking situation for trailers.  Next May, we will leave the Blue Ridge Rally for a Caravan along the Parkway, making stops at various places.  Like the good Campmeister that she is, she wanted to check out some logistics.  I won't go into detail here, but all is well for a couple of stops along the way in 2017.

While at the Folk Art Center, she and Aunt Becky were in need of the set of 2016 Passport Stickers. I'm here to tell you that they brought home those and much, much more.  Centennial fever struck both of them and the Park Service is a bit richer because of it.  Take a look at Momma Sharon's haul . . . 

2016 National Park goodies
A brand new Passport book features each region of the System
A new travel coffee mug
A complimentary centennial bag to carry all the goodies 
Stickers, coffee mug, t-shirt . . . oh my!
Mom's cool new t-shirt . . . Aunt Becky got a pink one
Sticker sets for the new Passport book
Sticker for the CDO bucket & patch for the CDO apron
Updated brochures

The weather at The Wee Cabin was perfect, the pups were well-behaved, Earth Fare and Ingles and Luella's supplied some yummy eats, and it was a great little get-away for some peace and quiet.  I'll share a photo of the yummies and Baby Gracie before signing off today.

Egg salad, broccoli salad, pasta salad & veggie sticks for lunch
Sweet Baby Gracie taking an afternoon nap

Thanks for stopping by on this Saturday for my Story and until I see you again, always remember . . . 

"Peace, Love, & Happy Birthday NPS"


  1. Yep yep…a nice sticker celebrating the 100th birthday!