Feeling Blessed For Our National Park System

Reblogger ba`B Ratliff
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Robert Ratliff Realty 492107

We're Truly Blessed Myrl Jeffcoat thank you for sharing photos of some of the most beautiful landscapes created on our planet.

Original content by Myrl Jeffcoat DRE# 00827565

Because there are so many wonderful places to visit within a couple hours of home, I often feel blessed to be living in Sacramento. I reside within 100 miles of San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Napa Wine Country and California Gold Country, just to name a few! However, I am convinced I was born under a wanderin’ star! I’m a road trip kinda gal!


Debe Maxwell and Margaret Rome have presented the ActiveRain “2019 Thanksgiving Gratitude Challenge.”  This Challenge provides us an opportunity to reflect on the blessings we enjoy.

For my fourth entry of this challenge, I wish to express that I feel blessed America has so many wonderful national parks. I enjoy driving to these places rather than flying, because there seem to be many more surprises and adventures along the way. Yosemite National Park is within 150 miles of home. It has been labeled the crown jewel of the National Park system. I must agree! However, there are other parks which equally entice and enchant.


This spring, my grandson and I drove several hundred miles to Utah, to visit three National Parks (Zion, Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon). I wanted my grandson to experience special places, like Utah’s Escalante Staircase, another National Monument, as well as Red Canyon, which is part of Dixie National Forest. During our visit, the land of each of these National Park treasures seemed to have a special spirit imprinted on them. We returned home weary and starry eyed.


Zion National Park - Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

Capitol Reef National Park - Utah

Yosemite National Park - California


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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob Ratliff - thanks for the re blog.  The national parks are beautiful.

Nov 22, 2019 03:49 AM #1
Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Very beautiful picutes of our national treasures! Thanks for sharing!

I feel blessed America has so many wonderful national parks. I enjoy driving to these places rather than flying, because there seem to be many more surprises and adventures along the way. 

Nov 22, 2019 04:00 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. City boy Wayne has not been as adventurous as Myrl to take advantage of the National Park System. Enjoy your day! 

Nov 22, 2019 04:21 AM #3
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Thanks for the reblog, Bob! It's greatly appreciated. Our National Parks belong to us all.  We need to take the opportunity to visit as many as we can!

Nov 22, 2019 05:53 AM #4
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob what an awesome Re-blog my father loved Natinal Parks and he introduced me to the same appreciation, Endre

Nov 22, 2019 10:25 PM #5
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