A Visit to Some National Parks


I have never been to any national parks.  I know that this is something lacking in my travels and I hope to soon rectify it.  I have seen pictures of some parks and they seem to be calling me to come.  At the Lancaster quilt show there was a special display of nation park themed quilts that also fueled my desire to travel.

Here are some of those quilts.  Hope you enjoy them.


Let’s start with a visit to Yosemite National Park.  I can picture the clear blue sky as a backdrop to the mountains.



From Yosemite we travel to the Great Smokey’s.  I like traveling roads that go nowhere.  Always makes for an interesting ride.



Before we leave the Great Smokey’s let’s take a look at the magnificent sunset.



We now head to Saguaro National Park.  The orange sunset and cacti would be something to see.



Next on our list is Yellowstone.  Would love to see the buffalo roam.



Bryce Canyon offers amazing rock formations.



What would a trip to a national park be without seeing some of the wildlife?  Here is a prairie dog enjoying the sun at Bryce Canyon.



And to close our national parks tour here is a snowy owl at Acadia National Park.



As I said earlier, these quilts make me want to travel and see these places for myself.  Hope to one day do that.


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12 responses to “A Visit to Some National Parks

  1. I highly recommend visiting national parks. I’m surprised no one did the Grand Canyon. What talented folks to take fabric and recreate scenes from nature.
    On another note, I have a friend who wants to go to NYC and see a production on Broadway but also stay near the theaters. What hotel is it that you always stay in? Also, could you throw in a restaurant or two that you favor? Thanks! 🙂

    • Unlike our cross country road trip we are thinking of flying to one place, renting a car, and seeing the sights. I would like to start with the Grand Canyon.
      As far as NYC, we like staying at the Marriott Marquis on 46th and Broadway. It is pricey ($600/night) but it is central to the theatre district. Some places we like to eat:
      Lunch –
      Pergola Des Artistes on 46th street
      Europan Cafe on 8th Ave between 43rd and 44th streets
      Dinner –
      Cielo at the Mayfair 242 W 49th S
      Rosie O’Grady’s 800 7th Ave

      Also, if they go to playbill.com, click on the menu and scroll down to restaurants there are lots of good choices there. Hope this helps.

  2. Erika Haak

    I really, really hope you get to some National Parks soon! I have a file of all the things we did in Maine and Acadia NP. I could tell you all about Zion in Utah and we did The Great Smoky Mountains. I also loved Everglades NP. This summer we are doing Badlands, Yellowstone, and Grand Teton. Stay tuned on FB for photos!

  3. Each time I scrolled to the next photo I said, “That’s my new favorite!”. The craftsmanship is exquisite.

  4. These quilts are amazing! Yosemite is my favorite. There is something very majestic the way that the quilt was made.

  5. I am always amazed at the quilts you share. Especially since I just finished a baby quilt and it looks nothing like these. What a wonderful craft work!
    Have fun going to the National Parks – a perfect thing to do!

  6. Terje

    You have surprised me over and over with the quilt art. There seems to be no end to the surprises. I love it!

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