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Grandmother and grandson visit 62 national parks on adventure of a lifetime
Brad Ryan, 42, and his 92-year-old grandma, Joy Ryan, decided to go on a trip of a lifetime and tick off every single one of the US’ 63 national parks.
The national park project began spontaneously seven years ago. Brad was stunned when his grandmother — who he knew was deeply fond of nature — told him she’d never seen a mountain in person.
So he asked Joy — then 85 — if she would be interested in a road trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Her response: “What time are you picking me up?”
The pair have very nearly crossed every single national park off their to-do list. The one left is the National Park of American Samoa.
“I wanted to be able to offer an opportunity for my grandmother to see that first mountain,”Brad said. “And she finally got to start living the life of adventure she had always been waiting for, and deserved.”
tick off：動詞片語，（在清單上）勾掉。例句：Peggy was busy ticking off wedding preparation last month.（佩琪上個月忙著婚禮籌備。）
spontaneously：副詞，自發性地。例句：The audiences of pop concerts always chorus spontaneously.（流行演唱會觀眾總是自發性地合唱。）
be fond of：動詞片語，喜愛。例句：Tom is very fond of The Eiffel Tower.（湯姆非常喜歡艾菲爾鐵塔。）
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