Senior Deal

We’re planning a trip to the Grand Canyon this fall (#21 — 101 in 1001) so we’re starting to research the details of the trip.

There are lots of options out west for fabulous sightseeing.
There are lots of options out west for fabulous sightseeing.

I learned that Grand Canyon is actually a National Park which, like most National Parks, charges a fee.

My lifetime senior pass.
My lifetime senior pass.

The National Park Service offers a Lifetime Senior Pass which allows me and 3 other people or my vehicle and all occupants to enter any U. S. National Park.

Price structure for Fort McHenry National Park.
Price structure for Fort McHenry National Monument.

Price of the pass — $10!

Fort McHenry sits up on a hill overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Fort McHenry sits up on a hill overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.

We visited our closest local National Park — Fort McHenry  — to purchase it.

At the end of the film the screen raised and we could see the Star-Spangled Banner out the window while the National Anthem was sung by a men chorus.
At the end of the film the screen raised and we could see the Star-Spangled Banner out the window while the National Anthem was sung by a men’s chorus.

While we were there we watched an informational video on Fort McHenry’s role in the War of 1812.

Charlie at the far end learned to fold this 17' by 25' flag.
Charlie at the far end learned to fold this 17′ by 25′ flag.

Then Charlie got in on the action of folding one of the large Star-Spangled Banners kept at the Fort. So great to visit a famous place in our own backyard.

Do you have a favorite National Park?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

5 thoughts on “Senior Deal”

  1. That will be fun! My husband and his family are national park aficionados which means my daughter and I have been brought into this obsession as well. they certainly are beautiful! Enjoy your trip!

  2. We just got our senior pass (at downtown Seattle’s Klondike Museum (a nation park!). The Grand Canyon is one of my favorites … been there several times and always want to go back for more! We may head back to the Southwest this fall, too.

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