On a colorful Autumn Saturday we decided to drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and hike a few trails. Two days later our four generations under one roof was over. Catherine Solonynka passed away peacefully at the age of 93. Without her living with us, our quest to visit all 59 American national parks probably would never have happened. Today is All Souls’ Day and we dedicate National Parks Shutdown – Episode 60 to her.

Catherine Solonynka