Today, the National Park Service celebrates its 99th birthday. I've seen a slogan that said, "The National Park Service - America's Best Idea", and I couldn't agree more. I'm so glad that 99 years ago, a group of people came together and decided to provide legal protection over some of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. So far, Joel and I have been to 9 national parks (only!). 9 down - 50 more to go! In celebration of today, here is an inkling of the beauty we saw during our National Park vacation last month.