Name a US National Park.
If you are like most Americans you probably named Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, or Yosemite – at least those are the Big 3 that have always come to mind for me. I couldn’t complete my #100by100 quest of seeing 100 National Parks before the Park Service turned 100 without visiting all of the Big 3. So I built the ultimate bleisure (business+leisure) trip and sandwiched a quick visit to Yosemite Valley between a business trip to Seattle and a conference in Las Vegas.
Hopefully I make my life of travel and adventure look like fun – because most of the time it is. But not always. Traveling can be exhausting and stressful. I was not having a good day when I set out for Yosemite. I’d gotten some bad news the night before and lots of other little stuff added up to put me in a bad mood. Here is my journey into the park:
And that’s the Power of Parks. The power to heal. To inspire. To create joy and wonder. The rest of the trip wasn’t completely smooth (no trip is), but I was humbled by my surroundings. Humbled by the Creator, the Crafter of the Mountains, and I needed those brief days to rest, relax, and be restored.
Stay tuned for a trail guide to Yosemite coming soon. And lots more video!
Which parks are in your Big 3? Where do you go to rest, relax, and be restored?