I always wanted to be a National Park ranger when I grew up (and still do). I never got my wish, but at last count I had visited 210
of the 394 National Park units in the U.S. I especially enjoy the lesser-known parks, like Lassen in northern California, one of my
10 Favorite National Parks in the U.S.. It's off the
beaten path so not many people know about it, but it's a terrific place. I spent about a week here.