In September 2017 I went on a cross-country road trip with my mom’s brother, Alan and my grandpa. My grandpa is 84 years old and had a senior National Park life time pass that him and my grandma got years ago for about ten bucks. With his pass, we made it to seven national parks in a couple weeks time. We drove all the way from Buffalo to as west as Utah. Those two weeks will forever hold a special place in my heart. The memories I made with my uncle and grandpa, especially at my grandpas age, I will have forever. I got so much closer with the both of them and we saw some incredible things that mother nature has granted the U.S. This road trip opened to my eyes to the beauty my very own country holds and how important it is to protect these lands.
Stop number 7 – Arches National Park, our last stop in Utah. When we got here it was starting to rain and there were super dark clouds and lightning in the distance. I think it made the park that much cooler. We had to sit in the car at a couple points because it was raining so hard.