National Parks: Your Passport to Summer Fun


On Monday, we started our beach day at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center — MFJ was insistent that she get her passport stamped. I had no idea what she was talking about, but it seemed as good a place as any to change into our swimsuits so we indulged her.

And, it looked like so much fun that I had to buy a National Parks Passport of my own!

The National Parks Passport is a guide to US National Parks and costs less than $10.

The book is divided regionally, with room to officially log your visit to each park. When you hit one of the parks, stop by the visitor’s center and find the passport stamp.

The stamp will be dated, for a fun record of your National Park trips, including several in Washington DC that are completely free to visit! There’s even a National Park in my hometown — we watch the fireworks from the lawn every 4th of July. This year, I need to get a passport stamp first!

The girls are so excited to start collecting stamps for our family book, and each girl stamped a piece of paper to have a record of her own. Over the next few years, we’ll try to organize a few National Parks road trips — mostly day trips that will fit easily into our budget. There lots of parks listed right here in the Midwest Region.

This book is officially my new guide to frugal family fun!

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