At the start of a trip to a national park or related site, you are prepared for what you think might happen, but as everyone can attest, the journey you actually take is often unexpected. These unplanned events that you have no control over give you new insight into the world around you. This accidental beginning is a necessary one. The family trip, group activity, or impromptu stop will warrant your participation regardless of how you might feel about it initially. It may not be apparent right away, but you will grow from the experience and learn something completely different.