This time of year, many of us are thinking about what we are thankful for.
Some days that's harder than others, but one thing we can always be thankful for is the experiences our national parks make possible for each of us. I love this photo from the Wickes family who recently spent quality outdoor time at Wright Brothers National Memorial! (Pictured here: brothers Mason, Jonah, and Dylan)
Your OBX national parks have seen record breaking visitation over the past few months. Those of us who live here can honestly say we've never seen an "off season" quite like this.
While we love that more people are finding ways to enjoy our parks, this increase in visitors also poses challenges. Your national park staff have to find ways to manage more people with the same resources they've had in the past. So this year I am even more thankful than usually for our National Park Service staff who help each of us have an amazing experience in our parks even when they are stretched thin.
Our mission here at Outer Banks Forever is to support your parks in any way we can. This holiday season, I hope you'll consider a gift to support these special places and the people who have helped you and your family create countless memories.