Seniors Pull Out Your Sleeping Bags

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Grab your coffee, senior friends and let’s think about sleeping under the stars in a tent…or no tent! I just came across a neat site from The Active Times that highlights 16 spectacular National Park campgrounds.

Our national parks offer access to some of the nation’s most scenic and stunning landscapes, which makes each the perfect backdrop for a picturesque camping trip.

Not that other campsites across the country aren’t worthy of visits from overnight adventurers, but when it comes to a truly memorable camping experience, what could compare to a night spent watching the sunset amidst tremendous rock formations in the California desert? Or waking up to a beachside sunrise shaded by palm trees?

These Seniors Have Great Camping Memories

13-joshuatree-flickr_Howie Muzika

Senior campers, are you in? I hope so. My wife and I along with our 3 children spent countless hours camping all over the US and Canada.  Each of our kids still enjoy camping and I am sure that the initial experiences we shared over all those years contributed to their interest today as campers.

Our national parks are so diverse that each has something to offer for every type of camping personality. Sleep directly under the stars or seek the shelter of a rustic log cabin. Pitch your tent among magnificent mountain ranges or set up sleeping bags on the beach.

We pitched our tent along the Flathead River near Glacier National Park in Montana. I have to admit that we got soaked a few times even in our tent and later our small camper was threatened with terrible windstorms. We lived through it all and cherish every memory.

5-glacier-flickr_Paul Weimer

National Parks Draw Senior Visitors

A road trip with National Parks in mind sounds like a neat idea. Great sunsets, rare wildlife encounters, alluring rock formations, 5,000 year old pines, cave formations, park amphitheaters, shady trees, serene surroundings, great camp stores, fishing, kayaking, swimming.

Take your bikes along and your hiking shoes and check out the hiking trails across the country.  A great way to get better acquainted with this great country we live in…get acquainted with our National Parks.

Jim and Jeannine Becker

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