Arches National Park. As you’re mapping out your travel plans, keep in mind our national treasures; our national parks. I’ve often said I would love to pack the car, plot a map course and just take off to explore each and every national park. We have definitely visited our share but we still lag woefully behind. And, I don’t remember a more relevant time than right now to pay attention to our parks.
I’ve always said that walking in the path of those who came before us is by far the best lesson travel can teach. And, graveyards, in particular, are treasure troves of stories. Walking across a civil war battlefield in Franklin, TN you’ll learn the story of Matilda Lotz, or Glen Worthington whose civil war story unfolded near Frederick, MD. These are moments frozen in time.
If you’re of a certain age there’s a pretty good chance you grew up with a copy of The Vermont Country Store catalog in the house, or maybe you discovered it as an adult. Either way, the catalog is filled with pages of wondrous treasures that find one happily reminiscing and thinking, “Oh, I remember those!”
The best testimonial I can offer about visiting Vermont, in the autumn, is that I’m already planning our next visit. That’s how much we enjoyed ourselves. Heck, I’m betting Vermont is beautiful pretty much year round, but there is just something amazing special about autumn. Maybe because it’s my absolute favorite time of the year, or maybe because it’s the glorious colors of the fall foliage, or maybe because it’s just Vermont.
“Ice cream is the perfect buffer, because you can do things in a somewhat lighthearted way. Plus, people have an emotional response to ice cream; it’s more than just food. So I think when you combine caring, and eating wonderful food, it’s a very powerful combination.” Jerry Greenwood
I’m not sure there is a better way to see the New York skyline than from the deck of a boat slowly cruising along on the Hudson and East Rivers. An even better view of the skyline is at sunset, on a cruise, on the rivers; it’s really pretty. And, it’s something quite special to pass by Lady Liberty with the sun slowly setting behind her.