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Msg: 533541
Sprite and Highlander Subject: Re: Philadelphia
Author: Sprite and HighlanderProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Aug 2, 2010 10:30 AM
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Reply to: Msg 527599 by Eidolon
Totally bummed. I was right in downtown Philly for the ComedySportz/World Comedy League Tournament and could've gotten a TON of these. Instead, I took my friends to hunt for the closest LB I could find, which turned out to not be there. :-( It was the only free moment we had, so I ended up with nothing...no boxes OR park stamps.
Msg: 559636
FungusWoman Subject: Free day at National Parks
Author: FungusWomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Oct 30, 2010 6:22 PM
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Read this message at work today and thought I'd share it. Pass the word!

What do Shenandoah National Park, the Vanderbilt Mansion, and Harpers Ferry have in common? They are all part of the U.S. National Park system and you can visit them all for free on Veterans Day! In recognition of current and former service members, the National Park Service is waiving all entrance fees to national parks on Nov. 11, 2010. Almost 400 of America's national parks will be open, including Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska, Cabrillo National Monument in California, and Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. "I invite everyone to take advantage of this opportunity and savor places that our veterans have kept safe for us," said NPS Director Jon Jarvis. The national parks hold something for everyone -- hardcore hikers and campers and people who like to explore history, take a leisurely nature walk, or simply pack a picnic lunch and get away from it all. In the parks, visitors of all abilities and interests can enjoy a holiday, often without making more than a short trip from home. For more information, visit www.nps.gov.

--klk/fw
Msg: 699216
S Subject: National Parks by National Geographic App Stamps
Author: SProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 11, 2012 5:21 PM
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Msg: 699234
Traveling Garden Gnome Subject: Re: National Parks by National Geographic App Stamps
Author: Traveling Garden GnomeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 11, 2012 6:23 PM
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Reply to: Msg 699216 by S
Wow! Thanks for the info. I just downloaded the app for free. I think Thera a road trip in my future!
~Traveling Garden Gnome
Msg: 699235
Subject: Re: National Parks by National Geographic App Stamps
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 11, 2012 6:24 PM
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Reply to: Msg 699216 by S
Just downloaded it! I hope they add more parks in the future. :) I love my National Parks passport. :)
Msg: 699264
Open Space Subject: Re: National Parks by National Geographic App Stamps
Author: Open SpaceProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 11, 2012 8:11 PM
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Reply to: Msg 699216 by S
very nice! I feel the urge to go carve some stamps now :-)
Msg: 699267
Four If By Sea Subject: Re: National Parks by National Geographic App Stamps
Author: Four If By SeaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 11, 2012 9:13 PM
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Reply to: Msg 699216 by S
Thosr are really cool! Thanks so much for posting.
Msg: 699278
Subject: Re: National Parks by National Geographic App Stamps
Author: Mini MouseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 12, 2012 4:15 AM
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Reply to: Msg 699216 by S
These are fabulous! Arches was one of my favorite parks. And I just got my NPS passport.
Msg: 744978
Subject: Other programs?
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2012 7:32 AM
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I have now officially filled up the pages in my Northeast and Mid-Atlantic sections. :) Once I fill up the "additional cancellations" pages I will have to buy a second passport. :) I am such a dork about this, but I love it.

Does anyone know of any other programs similar to this one? Massachusetts has a state park passport you can download and print, or just the individual pages. I printed the pages for myself (there are 6, I think) and the booklet to assemble for my nephew. He's only four months old but it's never too early. It's for kids, but... I am 33 going on 11 sometimes. ;) Ohio has a whole activity/coloring book you can download and print and one page has a checklist of all their state parks. I pritned that page even though I can only check off one park there. ;)
Msg: 744997
Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: lotusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2012 9:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
i filled up my book too! working on book two~
there is a new civil war passport book by the park service to get stamps at national parks that are relavent to the civil war. Also, PA has a passport book for the state parks and forrests, but you need to order the passport book online. Have fun!
Msg: 745022
BfloAnonChick Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: BfloAnonChickProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2012 11:32 AM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
There's a lighthouse passport book you can order. (Or purchase at some lighthouses.) When you fill it, you can earn patches. :-)
Msg: 745030
Granny Butterfly Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: Granny ButterflyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2012 12:11 PM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
I have found that now since I letterbox its simpler just to stamp it right into my AQ logbook. Then I have the pages around the stamps I found nearby!

But then I am old. : ) and don't want to carry a bunch of things.
Msg: 745065
Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: Purple Gem and Tou Ron RonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2012 5:48 PM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
I just got my national park passport in October while in the Smokey Mountains.
I had lots of fun getting some stamps and letterboxes.
I wish I knew of the passports books years ago, I want to go back to all the national parks we visited so I can get the stamps.
Msg: 745069
Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: tiggermamaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 19, 2012 6:16 PM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
I've started keeping my National Park passport in my Letterboxing backpack. They are addictive - and besides stamps, they have those cool stickers ;-)

~tigs(raising her dork hand)
Msg: 745141
IrishRef Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2012 8:11 AM
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Reply to: Msg 745065 by Purple Gem and Tou Ron Ron
Almost bought them several times when the kids were younger just so we could prove to them they had been to those places.

I simply stamp into my logbook.
Msg: 745142
IrishRef Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: IrishRefProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2012 8:16 AM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
YES. West Virginia has the VIPP (Very Important Park Person) program. Each state park and forest has a stamp of the park name located usually located at the visitor center. They often are in little brown birdhouse shaped boxes attached to the visitor center so people can stamp even when the building is closed. Resort parks are located in hotel desk area.

If you collect specific set plus so many random ones you get a really comfortable jacket and membership as a VIPP.

Also has a hiking club for miles in state parks/forests which earn a hiking stick and stick shields.
Msg: 745148
Azroadie Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: AzroadieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2012 9:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
Arizona has a Route 66 passport book program, which you can find at many sites along the "Mother Road". Also, Arizona has a state parks passport book program (if you can still find a passport book, they are scarce), but the stamps are still available at the state parks. Arkansas has a Civil War sites passport book program. California has an historic sites passport book program (and again, if you can still find a book to acquire), but most of the stamps for it are still available at the sites. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service has a very nice passport stamp program for their national wildlife refuges. They have published their own passport book; however I use my national parks passport book to stamp them in.

I have a website listing and illustrating the national parks passport stamps that I have collected:

http://nostalgia.esmartkid.com/passportstamps.html

Luckily, I started collecting the stamps in 1986 when the national parks passport stamp program was started by Eastern National Parks Association.

If you are serious about collecting many national parks passport stamps, I strongly urge you to purchase the larger "Explorer Edition" passport book. You can keep adding new pages to the book as you fill up regions (sections) of the book. I like taking a page out of the book and placing it on a flat surface when I am at a stamping station -- you can get a much better stamp impression.

- Azroadie
Msg: 745218
Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 20, 2012 3:13 PM
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Reply to: Msg 745148 by Azroadie
That's your website? I have been looking at it quite a bit lately to make sure I don't miss anything when I go to a new area!
Msg: 745304
Roadrunner Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: RoadrunnerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 21, 2012 7:30 AM
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Reply to: Msg 744997 by lotus
I've looked online and cannot find the civil war passport book. Can you provide more information?
Msg: 745709
Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: lotusProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 23, 2012 1:58 PM
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Reply to: Msg 745304 by Roadrunner
Here is the info for the book:
http://passport.eparks.com/store/product/90743/America%27s-National-Parks-Civil-War-Handbook/

I bought mine at gettysburg but I am sure you can get it at any civil war site.
Msg: 746135
Roadrunner Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: RoadrunnerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2012 10:47 AM
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Reply to: Msg 745709 by lotus
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Thanks. My mistake was looking for a Civil War passport book not a handbook with spaces for the cancellations. I'll have to get one and see how many Civil War sites I can visit next year.
Msg: 748162
Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: BrandyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2012 1:47 PM
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Reply to: Msg 744997 by lotus
My Pennsylvania passport arrived in today's mail! I am so excited, because even though I live in CT, I visit PA a couple of times each year to see my dad. I may have to start taking more creative routes in order to stop at some of these spots. ;)

Now I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of my lighthouse passport!

--Brandy, who likes lists. ;)
Msg: 772327
Caitlan Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: CaitlanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 26, 2013 2:21 AM
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Reply to: Msg 745148 by Azroadie
Thank you for posting your blog! I was lucky enough to go on two leisure cross country road trips last year and was only able to find a stamping station at yellowstone.
Msg: 849705
photopam Subject: Not a national park but still neat!
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 26, 2014 6:05 PM
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Somehow I stumbled upon this web page for a cancelation collection in Spain.
http://www.travelwithachallenge.com/Spanish_Walking_Tour_Passport.htm

Thought I'd share. Wasn't sure where to post, so I thought this was the best place.

Enjoy your trip to Spain! ;)
Msg: 849770
lepaggoth Subject: Re: Not a national park but still neat!
Author: lepaggothProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 27, 2014 2:13 AM
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Reply to: Msg 849705 by photopam
Looks very neat!
Msg: 849785
photopam Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 27, 2014 5:16 AM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
Found this: http://www.sameerhalai.com/blog/the-27-stamps-of-seattle-public-library-passport/
Looks like it has been discontinued, but the libraries might still have the stamp. Doesn't hurt to ask if you visit. :)
Msg: 849786
Jaxx Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: JaxxProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 27, 2014 5:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 849785 by photopam
This is my favorite passport program:

http://www.uslhs.org/passports.php

Jaxx
Msg: 849789
Granny Butterfly Subject: Re: Not a national park but still neat!
Author: Granny ButterflyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 27, 2014 5:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 849705 by photopam
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Very intetesting.
Msg: 849954
photopam Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: photopamProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: May 27, 2014 6:50 PM
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Reply to: Msg 744978 by Brandy
Here's one I came across for Florida state parks:
http://www.floridastateparks.org/thingstodo/passport.cfm
Msg: 878164
trpecogis Subject: Re: Other programs?
Author: trpecogisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2014 3:03 PM
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Reply to: Msg 849954 by photopam
I have that one :-) It is nice. It even has a pocket in it so you can keep you annual park pass in it.
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