Wednesday, July 19, 2017

America Is Beautiful

Yesterday I posted 7 States, 5 Motels, 2 Cars and 1 U-Haul as we moved our son and his family from Washington to Texas. Here are a few thoughts that I took away from the trip.
1.  I would have never survived the Oregon Trail in a covered wagon. As I looked out the car window I couldn’t help but think about what the pioneers must have endured as they trudged across the mountains and valleys. They were so brave and determined.
2.  The words to America the Beautiful are some of the most accurate of any song.
3.  The political landscape of our country might be a mess, but the actual landscape is breathtaking.
Here are a few more photos from our trip.
I hope that you enjoy them.

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58 comments :

  1. I totally agree with you Melissa! There is absolutely no way I would have been able to travel in a stagecoach! I have difficulty in a car...that's the reason we ended up with the RV!

    Your pictures are gorgeous...SO, SO many beautiful scenes along the highway!! I can never understand why people always want to go overseas...there is so much to see here that one could never see it all!

    I am glad y'all had a safe trip!!

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    1. I always think about how people must have felt traveling and exploring the country during the pioneer days. I'm glad I was born after the air conditioner was invented! LOL! It is really beautiful to travel the highways and byways of the U.S. There are so many places that I want to see here before I would ever go overseas.

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  2. Beautiful is right! How nice you got to see all this.

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    1. I was thrilled to go along for the ride!

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  3. Mom says the whole world has so many beautiful spots it is impossible to choose a favorite. Life is beautiful!

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    1. I'd love to travel in the northern states. We have been to both coasts but not in your area.

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  4. Oh yes, what BEAUTIFUL scenery, I do hope to visit one day
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. We would be honored to have a princess visit ♥

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  5. Lovely photos! The US scenery is amazing and so diverse!

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    1. It changes so drastically from state to state! I love traveling. ♥

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    1. Thank you! We went through some gorgeous areas.

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  7. Such spectacular scenery. Thanks so much for sharing. That waterfall was a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

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    1. I love waterfalls. That is at the Snoqualmie Falls in Washington.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. We need to visit your area of the country next.

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  9. I often ponder about the people who traveled all this roads many moons ago... they were heroes somehow... no clue if I would survive such a trip on a prairie schooner ... it has no A/C ;O)))

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    1. I wonder about our forefathers every trip that we take. I can't imagine how scary it must have been back when the country was young and wild. I'm with you on the A/C ☺

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  10. Beautiful indeed ! And what diversity ! Purrs

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    1. It was crazy going from the mountains to the desert landscape!

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  11. America truly IS beautiful! Thank you for sharing these with us! DakotasDen

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    1. It fills me with pride each time we travel through it.

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  12. Wow! Those falls are massive
    Lily & Edward

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    1. They were so pretty! I love waterfalls.

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  13. we always think of our brave ancestors in covered wagons when we travel ..we so agree with you

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    1. I'm glad that I'm not the only one. I don't think that I'd have made a very good pioneer. ☺

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  14. I love the photos, Melissa! I would enjoy knowing where each photo was taken.

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    1. Thank you, Rachele. The waterfalls are the Snoqualmie Falls in Washington. The others are in Oregon and the hole in the rock is in Utah.

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  15. We often wonder why people don't take a better look at our beautiful country!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. You have seen some beautiful areas in your wheelie house too. I always enjoy your photos.

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    1. Thank, Kinley! We are ready to explore Texas with our grandbaby now!

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  17. I agree wiff you 100%. It is beautiful.
    Wags,
    Ranger

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    1. Hi ya, Ranger! Thank you very much! America is so beautiful ♥

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  18. Beautiful!!! looking at your route, you turned down to Utah before reaching our side of Idaho
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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    1. We stayed on the interstates most of the time. I thought of you while we were in Idaho and would have loved to meet you. ♥

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  19. Gorgeous! I have old friends in the states who always say 'we want to travel in the US before we go overseas'. I always say 'Do it, there is so much out there...don't just use it as an excuse.'

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    1. There are so many incredible places to explore. We haven't been to a lot of the states but would love to visit all 50.

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  20. Stunning photos! I've always said there are so many beautiful places here in the US, why would you want to go anywhere else. ~Island Cat Mom

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    1. I want to travel from sea to shining sea!

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  21. Oh wow, that scenery is breathtaking! I don't think I would ever want to leave. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I wish we could have explored more places but we were anxious to get them moved into their new place. ♥

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  22. We agree, beautiful pictures! Mom felt like that driving to Nevada from Chicago, so much to see! Love Dolly

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    1. I've never been to Chicago but would love to visit one day!

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  23. Oh YES! There are so many BEAUTIFUL places to see in our most FABulous country! I looooves your photos!!! Waterfalls are always a fav of Ma's!!!
    Kisses,
    Ruby ♥

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  24. Wow! Those are some great photos!

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    1. Thank you, Cupcake ♥ It was a beautiful trip.

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  25. Hi! Wow, you must have had a wonderful adventure! Mom asks it your first photo is of Snoqualmie Falls in Washington? Mew Mew! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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    1. That IS Snoqualmie Falls! Isn't it fabulous?

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  26. Photos like that remind us of one of the reasons we love our country so much, in spite of all the turmoil. I'm sure it was a long trip, but I'm glad you got to enjoy some scenery along the way. ♥

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    1. It is a beautiful serene landscape. Now, if the humans would just cooperate! LOL!

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  27. WOW. I've been in Florida so long that I forgot how beautiful the desert is. The color palate is so different. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. It truly is incredible! I loved watching the landscape change from the mountains to the desert.

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  28. America truly is a stunningly beautiful place! I love all the vast diversity of beauty and terrain, from beaches to mountains & everything in between. I'm cracking up at your comment about the pioneers, LOL, I would NEVER have survived either!! Your photos are extraordinary, thanks for sharing them.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Can you imagine the two of us in a covered wagon? ROFL! The landscape of our country is incredible! ♥

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