100 years of NPS! Now, that’s quite something, especially given the great job they do. Moving to the US after a childhood spent in India and the Middle East, national parks and the role they play was something I only realized well into my adult life. Now I enjoy every chance to explore a new park on my list, especially since we’ve moved to California, which is basically national parks heaven I hear! One of the first national parks I visited was about 3 months into setting up home base in L.A – we went to Death Valley National Park and here’s a quick round up of the experience!
At the entrance to Death Valley National Park, started out sunny but still pretty chilly.
First Guanaco (did not know such a thing existed) sighting of my life at the San Diego Zoo.
With no major plans for July 4th weekend, San Diego presented itself as a strong contender for a weekend getaway and off we went. Just a 3-4 hour drive from Hollywood, and with plenty of AirBnB options in emerging neighborhoods like North Park, which was conveniently located close to the zoo and few other attractions we wanted to hit up, heading over was a no brainer.