|Sunrise at Haleaka, Maui, Hawaii|
We'll be celebrating a little early with a trip out West to several National Parks this fall. We've already visited quite a few and have a NPS passport book that we are filling up with stamps. Seniors can purchase a great lifetime pass for $10 ($20 if you order it through the mail) that gets you into any National Park for free. There are also lots of other options for visitors like the $80 annual pass that would be valuable if you knew you were making multiple visits. A pass covers entrance and standard amenity fees for a driver and all passengers in a personal vehicle at per vehicle fee areas (or up to four adults at sites that charge per person). Children age 15 or under are admitted free.
Here are just some of the National Parks we've visited so far:
Tonto National Forest (Arizona)
Hawaii Volcanoes (Hawaii)
Chesapeake Bay (Maryland)
National Mall and Memorial Parks (D.C.)
Lake Mead (Nevada)
Death Valley (Nevada)
Cuyahoga Valley National Park (Ohio)
Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial (Ohio)
Blue Ridge (Virginia)
San Juan Island (Washington)
Of course some of them we will have to revisit if we want to fill up that passport since we didn't get it until a couple of years ago. Ah, so many places, so little time.