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Old 14 September 2019, 13:54
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Grandma Joy on the Road

This story warmed my heart, so I wanted to share.

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or 85 years, Joy Ryan had been grinding away at life—raising a family, working nonstop at a minimum-wage job, making ends meet, wrestling with the loss of family members—and rarely left her small hometown of Duncan Falls, Ohio. She’d never seen a mountain range before, just in the movies.

That all changed one night four years ago. Joy was on the phone with her grandson Brad, who was stressed over his veterinarian program at Ohio State and coping with news of a peer who’d just committed suicide. After some back and forth, Brad took her by surprise and suggested, “I think it’s time we go see some mountains.”
https://www.outsideonline.com/240171...-national-park

I would like to visit all the 61 national parks at some point, but admittedly I have a very long way to go. Has anyone here been able to do this?

I wish Grandma Joy best of luck in her adventures!!!
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Old 14 September 2019, 15:57
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Bless both their hearts. It nice to see someone of advanced age still able and willing to get out there and do things and it's nice to see someone spending the time and energy to help them do it.
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Old 14 September 2019, 20:44
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I would like to visit all the 61 national parks at some point, but admittedly I have a very long way to go. Has anyone here been able to do this?
I had to count them. I've visited 16 so far.

It is definitely one of my travel goals.
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Old 15 September 2019, 20:55
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This story warmed my heart, so I wanted to share.



https://www.outsideonline.com/240171...-national-park

I would like to visit all the 61 national parks at some point, but admittedly I have a very long way to go. Has anyone here been able to do this?

I wish Grandma Joy best of luck in her adventures!!!
Sounds like an awesome road trip - hitting all 61 parks.
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Old 16 September 2019, 07:23
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That's an awesome story! I have 7 under my belt but would love to do all 61
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