My mother was a magazine junkie and one of the subscriptions she kept up for years was National Geographic. Growing up in a small town in Western New York, the magazine provided my family monthly armchair travels around the world.
The actual traveling my family did involved the pop-up trailer, four kids and trips up and down the East coast. We never ventured West but I feel sure we would have loved to see Yellowstone as kids. Now that I live in Wyoming, I have enjoyed the trip with my own family and hope to take my granddaughter there someday.
As an artist I am so inspired by this National Park and in particular it's hydrothermal features. One of the article's in May's issue states that there are 10,000 hydrothermal in the park! Needless to say I have only seen and photographed a few, in fact, I have yet to see the Grand Prismatic Spring! Of course this means a future trip is a must.
I am grateful to live in a country that has set aside so many stunning areas as National Parks. This year is the Centennial Celebration of the National Park Service so be sure to get out there this summer and enjoy one!