Happy 100th National Park Service!

When we purchased the Safari a few years ago, I googled “events of 1966” to see what was going on when our little trailer first hit the road. I quickly discovered that the National Parks Service celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary that year! I instantly became inspired to incorporate this into the decor. The first thing I purchased was a First Day of Issue postcard with the commemorative stamp attached and postmarked Yellowstone National Park, August 25, 1966.

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 My great design idea kinda fizzled out after that…until this year! Suddenly it was the 100th Anniversary and I was able to find inspiration everywhere.  My favorite things are the two large pillows we lean on when we watch TV.  We have started buying patches from everywhere we visit and sewing them on. I hope one day we run out of room on them and have to start two more!

Our National Parks truly are… America’s Best Idea.  I’m so proud that our country has protected them for all of us to enjoy and look forward to visiting as many as possible in my lifetime. Who knows, 50 years from now someone may be blogging about their 100 year old Airstream and still have that framed stamp hanging on the wall! I hope so. Happy Trails!

“There is nothing so American as our national parks…. The fundamental idea behind the parks…is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us.”   – President Franklin D. Roosevelt

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2 thoughts on “Happy 100th National Park Service!

  1. Love your pictures! Love the National Parks! On the news last night they said that he parks have had a big turnout for the 100th anniversary, but with budget cuts in the past, the parks need our support. I hope everyone will support the parks, so that like you said, maybe our little trailers will be there in another 50 years.

  2. Love your website! We also have an airstream addiction. . . Proud owners of a restored-but-found-in-great-condition 1966 Overlander 26′ named Alice and a 1963 Overlander 26′ named Sheddy (we use her for storage). Alice is presently parked in Maryland at my parents’ house while we are having adventures with our kids in Costa Rica for the year.
    Happy Trails!

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