America, The Beautiful
From the spruce forest of the interior of Alaska, to the windswept prairies of South Dakota, and on to the skyscrapers of New York City, I spent the last month traveling over 8500 air and land miles. The United States is a huge country with diverse and sometimes crazy land and cityscapes. I am lucky enough to have family living in many parts of the country. I flew to Fairbanks (North Pole), Alaska, then on to Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I drove with one of my sisters from Sioux Falls to New York City. I took the train on the last leg of my journey back to Alexandria, Virginia. Blogging was low on my agenda because I love spending time with family and enjoying what this vast country has to offer. I attended two high school graduations, went camping, explored an eccentric sculpture park on the prairie, and visited the library of a 19th/20th century financier and art patron. I topped off my month-long journey by experiencing (yes, not just seeing) Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly. The Divine Miss M is always an experience.