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Valentine’s Day: Our Beautiful, and Romantic, National Parks

Valentine's Day greetings from some of the love-liest places in the USA

Happy Valentine's Day to everybody, but most especially my wife Nita!  We got engaged a little over three years ago in one of our country's great National Parks, in our case the home of the world’s most famous Portuguese Water Dog (read our story here).  That made me a natural candidate to promote this great new video from the good folks at the Interior Department highlighting some of America's epic National Park engagements.  For those mulling locations for that most special and anxiety-filled popping of questions, I can't recommend them highly enough, and they hold up very well in subtle "whose engagement was better" contests.

Of course they’re also beautiful and romantic for first dates, fifth anniversaries, or random weekends when you can’t think of what to do.  Check out to get started , and here’s the page for the White House if you find yourself nearby.

For more Valentine's Day engagement intrigue, here's another charming and bipartisan story about engagements at the US Capitol, which may not be a National Park, but is on the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places -- which is still pretty good... I guess.  (Just kidding.)