Sunday, September 27, 2009

America's Best Idea and Costa Rica Waterfalls

Tonight is the airing of the much anticipated PBS series "National Parks: America's Best Idea." But rather than being another travel exposition about the majestic and historically important reserves in our Nation, this documentary has been said to focus more on the human connection with the parks from the history of the National Park System to its influence that is still being felt around the world today.

As a matter of fact, I get the sense that this show has the potential of being one of the more influential educational shows in recent memory. At a time when the sour economy is forcing Americans to go back to basics (i.e. family, Nature, quality time, etc.), I can envision parents and kids watching this show together and instilling that sense of purpose and importance about our National Parks where we have something that everyone can share and pass on to future generations. I'm certainly going to check it out throughout this week. I'm sure I'll never tire of seeing Yosemite Falls or the Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River, which are sure to be in there.

On a different note, I noticed a blog that listed 12 waterfalls in Costa Rica. This country is definitely on our to-do list (gee, seems like this is a never-ending list). So while we try to figure out how to make this happen, the armchair traveling will have to do...

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