How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same

Have you been to It’s a Small World at Disneyland? National parks are just like that to me, without the chlorine smell and relentlessly cheerful songs. Which, let’s be honest, are two things the world needs a lot less of.

Like Disneyland, with National Parks you pay your entry fee, get your map, and wander around looking at beautiful or interesting sights along the way. There’s no need to think too hard about where you’re going or what you’re doing – just follow the well-marked paths and enjoy. If only there were popcorn machines, the National Parks would be perfect.

How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same  If you go to the Painted Desert in Arizona, you have to see the Petrified Forest. (You really do – they’re right next to each other.) When I was there I took about, oh, 100 photos of rocks, but you’ll be glad to know I’m not going to post them all here. Because I’d like to still have readers after today. But I had to share some:

How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same

Like giant stepping stones.

How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same

See? Irresistible.

How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same

Fallen Soldiers

How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same

Hills like white elephants.

How National Parks and Disneyland Are the Same

No mouse ears in sight.

Enjoy the weekend, everyone. See you back here on Monday.

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2 Comments

  1. Manisha March 18, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

    Dave and I drove through here about a decade ago. It was raining and we didn’t have time to explore because we were rushed to get home (and were still quite a ways away from MN). Your photos brought back some lovely memories of that trip!
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    • deonne March 18, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

      Manisha – So glad I could help with the memories. I could go back to these national parks in the Southwest over and over, and probably will.

      Deonne

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