**I know everyone is going to call me a geek for this post, but oh well. I am who I am.
This summer I acquired a new interest/ addiction (some might call it)~ The National Park Passport Program. This program was launched in 1986. It includes a passport book that lists all national parks in the United States and U.S. territories, and provides space for ‘cancellation’ stamps which can be found in almost every national park in the system. Stamps are also available at some state parks, (i.e. Mount St. Helen’s). A set of adhesive-backed stamps is produced annually, which features one park from each of the nine geographic regions of the program and one national stamp. The photos used on the stamps are taken by park employees and volunteers and are selected through an annual photo contest, (a contest I will find a way to enter).