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While we're wishing…
Friday, September 19th, 2008

If you had to spend an entire summer working at one of our country’s national parks or historic sites, which one would you choose?

My personal fave is Glacier National Park in Montana. I remember being a small child traveling through the park. Dad was in the Air Force and we were stationed in Eastern Montana. Mom’s mother lived in Spokane, Washington and we visited as often as we could. The trip took us right through the park. The tall, glacier-covered mountains looked like they scraped heaven.

P.S. I arrived at Pullman Plaza last night. Did I mention that I’m in West Virginia, not Kentucky!? Good thing I had my new friend Cindi along for the ride or I never would have found the place.

And yes, she’s a talker, but odd thing was, I blabbed the whole way here too! Anyway, charming company for the ride, then Lori O’Clare was outside the hotel when we pulled up and was I ever excited to see her! She looks fabulous, gave me a great big hug, which I seriously needed, then helped me get sorted out with the hotel. Do I sound like I was wimpy last night? I was, but only because 13 hours of driving had worn me out. I’d hoped Cindi could spell me behind the wheel, but I hadn’t a clue she was nearly 6 feet tall, and the car was so packed she couldn’t scoot the seat back far enough.

Saw Sylvia O’Day in the bar. Another great big hug and I was thrilled to get to spend some time with her and the friend she brought with her. BTW–the friend is a dead ringer for Pink–have I ever mentioned my girl-crush on Pink?

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23 comments to “While we're wishing…”

  1. RobynL
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      · September 19th, 2008 at 10:52 am · Link

    Waterton Lake National Park: (I’m in Canada)

    Rugged, windswept mountains rise abruptly out of gentle prairie grassland in spectacular Waterton Lakes National Park. The highlight of Waterton’s sparkling chain of lakes is the international Upper Waterton Lake, the deepest lake in the Canadian Rockies. In 1932, the park was joined with Montana’s Glacier National Park to form the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park – a world first.
    Beautiful, peaceful, serene surroundings are my choice.



  2. Jennifer K.
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      · September 19th, 2008 at 11:37 am · Link

    Glacier isn’t far away, seeing as I live in Spokane (small world)… we get nature all the time. So, I’d pick something more cultural.

    I’d go with the National Mall in Washington DC… tons of historic sites, monuments, museums…



  3. Cathy M
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      · September 19th, 2008 at 11:54 am · Link

    I would pick Yosemite National Park in California. I’ve only been a couple of times for long weekend visits, but the area is magnificient and I know I have lots more to discover.



  4. Delilah
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      · September 19th, 2008 at 12:33 pm · Link

    Robyn!
    I’m right there with you! It’s like no other place on earth.

    Jennifer!
    A small world indeed. I was born in Deakeness (sp?) hospital in Spokane.

    Cathy!
    I went to Yosimete a couple of times when I was a kid.

    Since I just wrote a book set in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas, and I want to write at least one more, it might be a good idea to actually go there. :lol:



  5. Rasha
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      · September 19th, 2008 at 2:29 pm · Link

    The National Mall in Washington is my choice too. I like the place and the museums there gives you lots to do.



  6. Sheila
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      · September 19th, 2008 at 3:17 pm · Link

    I would pick Yellowstone National Park.:) Delilah, Give Lora a hug for me and tell her to keep her chin up. Plus have a rum and coke for me and flirt with a sexy guy.lol



  7. Delilah Devlin
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      · September 20th, 2008 at 8:06 am · Link

    Rasha!
    I’ll have to check out the Mall the next time I’m there.

    Sheila!
    Lora’s been a little hard to find, but I’ll try. She might need some alone time now. Yellowstone’s gorgeous, isn’t it?



  8. Stacie Mc
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      · September 20th, 2008 at 8:10 am · Link

    The Mall. Easy-peasy choice. So much history in such a small geographic area.



  9. Kammie
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      · September 20th, 2008 at 10:15 am · Link

    I would choose Hawaii Volcanoes National Park so I could head to the beach when I was done with work.



  10. Tina
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      · September 20th, 2008 at 9:57 pm · Link

    I have been to yellow stone and its gorgous would love to go back!! heck the entire state of wyoming is practicaly a national park tooo great state to drive through and see stuff..



  11. Valerie
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      · September 21st, 2008 at 9:56 am · Link

    I’m in Germany but I’ve heard a lot aout Yosemite Park and would love to spend a summer working there.

    Valerie



  12. Reba
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      · September 21st, 2008 at 11:10 am · Link

    I am not an outdoors girl so I would have to pick either historical Williamsburg..we were there a few weeks ago and didn’t get to see the sights due to the weather and health issues..or all of Washington, D.C….we took the kids there a few years ago and they loved all the history



  13. Laura K
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      · September 21st, 2008 at 6:55 pm · Link

    After I looked at all these entries, never considered the museums of Washington, DC to be part of the national parks. I would choose this to be my choice. So much to see and do there!



  14. Pamk
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      · September 21st, 2008 at 7:56 pm · Link

    Probably be the redwood forest in ca. i could take side trips on my day off. Or if I wanted to stay closer to home the great smoky mountains are a fun place see. should be same to work at.



  15. Michelle B.
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      · September 21st, 2008 at 10:13 pm · Link

    I have always wanted to visit Denali all the open wilderness…



  16. cherie K.
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      · September 21st, 2008 at 10:49 pm · Link

    Grand Canyon National Park, or for historic site it would be the egyptian theater in utah.



  17. Amy S.
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      · September 22nd, 2008 at 8:19 am · Link

    Yellowstone National Park



  18. Laurie
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      · September 22nd, 2008 at 8:23 am · Link

    Throw me in the Yosemite group! I did a lot of traveling with my family as a child but have never been north of Los Angeles in California. I would love to see those massive redwoods!



  19. Jolene
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      · September 22nd, 2008 at 9:13 am · Link

    id have to say Arlington Cemetary.. its such a place of honor..



  20. Tina
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      · September 22nd, 2008 at 9:45 am · Link

    yellow stone its gorgous and I would never be bored! also i would not mind the grand tetons national park sooo beautiful there



  21. anne
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      · September 22nd, 2008 at 11:18 am · Link

    I would work at Niagara Falls. Wonderful setting and always a joy.



  22. Lindy
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      · September 24th, 2008 at 11:59 am · Link

    I think I’d pick Colonial Williamsburg. I went there when I was much younger, but I know I’d appreciate it a lot more now.



  23. SheilaMonique
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      · September 24th, 2008 at 2:09 pm · Link

    I have to agree and say that Lorie’s friend could have passed for Pink