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Wow, your husband is really into it! I love that.. as a major camper myself in so many

of the states I've lived in.

I was really excited back in New York when I got my life time free pass for getting into the National Parks!

And, with all my camping.. Ranger Johnson has still brought a whole new perspective to my experiences and memories.. they're more vivid and alive.

What a serendipitous encounter seeing that on The Obama Diary.. and you brought even more so with your research and sharing the VID!

You know the Obamas love hiking~ Bonus~ The Obama family hikes on Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park, Maine, in July 2010..

I was there in September 2005.. on a camping trip through the Northeast and the Maritime Islands in Canada!

Kind of Blue

You're most Welcome, lovemydog..

to Ranger Shelton Johnson and his well deserved Interior Award for Superior Service!

And, the great outdoors..

Thank you for being on the right side of history, Randy.

Those who make anonymous, cheap ignorant, pot shots @ President Obama are on the junk pile.

It's been this way for a long time now.. but, too bad for them. The President is popular and appreciated in our Country and has accomplished exponentially more than a certain candidate ever has or will.

I know how pissed you are.. I get pissed too.. and then I remember the damn bubble that is DU and this is reality..

Obama's Not Selling us OUT! LOL ROFL and, anyone who spouts that doesn't have a gd clue.

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"We can never say it often or loudly enough: Immigrants, and refugees, revitalize and renew America." —@POTUS
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Congrats @Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson! He received @Interior Award for Superior Service

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Congrats @Yosemite Ranger Shelton Johnson! He received @Interior Award for Superior Service http://parkb.it/1RTSVN2
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December 16, 2015 - Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson receives this award in recognition of his passion for connecting minorities to parks, his meticulous research that forms the basis of his innovative interpretive shelton johnson yosemite 05601 credit sierra sun timesprograms, and his superlative ability to articulate powerful messages for the National Park Service.

Park Ranger Shelton Johnson may be the National Park Service’s most recognizable employee. He is particularly known for bringing the Buffalo Soldiers to life, and for his appearance in the Ken Burns’ film The National Parks.

An employee of the National Park Service since 1987, Ranger Johnson has always been a worldly and articulate advocate for minorities and national parks. His multi-ethic background and love of national parks magnifies his effectiveness as a messenger. Shortly after he arrived at Yosemite, Ranger Johnson uncovered the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, an African-American regiment that protected Yosemite. His research is the foundation for his portrayal of Buffalo Soldier Elizy Bowman, and was instrumental in the creation of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldier National Monument. Ranger Johnson’s mastery as a storyteller is highlighted in The National Parks. Wearing his park ranger uniform, he described an encounter with bison while delivering the mail one cold winter day in Yellowstone, culminating in the explicit message that experiences in national parks can make “a single moment can last forever”, and the implicit message that these experience are available to people of all ethnicities.

Because of his role in the film, Ranger Johnson was invited to attend a screening with President Obama. Ranger Johnson is fearless, taking the initiative to contact Oprah Winfrey, one of the most influential African Americans in the world, and inviting her to camp in Yosemite Valley. Ms. Winfrey accepted, turning the adventure into two segments of her show. His goal was that if more people of color know about the National Parks they would be inspired to visit and thoroughly embrace these national treasures. His letter to Ms. Winfrey convinced her to make it her goal, too. For all of these reasons, Ranger Shelton Johnson is granted the Superior Service Award of the Department of the Interior.


This is the first I've heard Ranger Shelton Johnson and what an awesome advocate he is for our National Parks for so many brilliant reasons.. not in the least for bringing minorities into the mix of our beautiful Parks!


Shelton Johnson, a Detroit native and University of Michigan graduate, has been a park ranger since 1987. Johnson has spent the last 20 years of his career as a National Park Ranger at Yosemite National Park. Johnson is best known for telling the story of the Buffalo Soldiers in the Sierra Nevada. Johnson was featured in Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning 2009 documentary, The National Parks, America’s Best Idea. Following his documentary appearance, Johnson was a guest The Oprah Winfrey Show. Johnson was invited for a special screening of the documentary at the White House and a meeting with US President Barack Obama.


"Hey Girl Time for Lunch?.."

Two "bad asses"!

Dec 17: Wendy Davis campaigning in IOWA for Hillary today

Hillary for Iowa ‏@HillaryforIA 5h5 hours ago Des Moines, IA

"When women do better, families do better. And America is stronger." – @wendydavis in Des Moines

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Iowa for Hillary!

[font color=blue]Hillary's Group~Mahalo~[/font]

lol.. sorry, I meant close in proximity.. to get a pic like that.. but, hey "once a year" would

be great!

He's coming to Hawaii with his family Friday as you know. Random pic in earlier years..

Hillary and PM Justin Trudeau are going to get along great together.. Just like him and

President Obama!

President Obama and PM Justin Trudeau.. Historic!

Under new leader Trudeau, President Obama may start hailing 'O Canada'

MONTREAL — Canada's surprising election of the Liberal Party's Justin Trudeau as prime minister means both the United States and its northern neighbor can expect increased cooperation during President Obama's last year in office.

"I think Justin Trudeau is certainly going to reach out to Obama," said Donald Abelson, political science professor at Western University in London, Ontario. "They share a lot of similar interests in terms of protecting the environment and advancing certain progressive policies on the world stage."


I was Happy Dec 8th .. LOL


An OP based on a lie can get as many Recs as they are desperate to give it.

It was stated with absolutely no proof..

Well, here's my proof that it's not true..


Thank you, Cali!

Mahalo, ucrdem.. that's a beautiful message~

Same to you~

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