America, The Beautiful

We’ve recently returned from a 3000 mile circuit of the Western United States, stopping to hike through many of our national parks. It was a phenomenal experience, one that is much better described by images than words. Along the way, we met some wonderful, interesting people, and developed a deeper appreciation of the land we call home. We also acquired first hand knowledge of the disastrous effects our economic down-turn has caused in small towns throughout our country. We have received a heritage of a great land. As we emerged from a thunderstorm driving into Moab, the clouds parted, a rainbow shrouded the peaks next to us, and the radio began to play the title song of this blog. Let these photos in the accompanying album be reminders of what we need to do in order to maintain this marvelous gift – America, the beautiful.
Be well,
J.
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10 Responses to America, The Beautiful

  1. Beth says:

    America is beautiful and I feel very privileged to have been born here. I am grateful each day for that.

  2. Jana says:

    What a great trip you had jorge! 3000 miles! I always wanted to do that! I\’ve seen some of the parks but I have way more to see.It is true. This country has a beautiful land with any kind of landscape you can imagine. I enjoyed your photos very much!What park is your favorite? And how long did it take you to do the 3000 miles? Have a great day! (I hope once the spaces are gone that you as well will move to word press)

  3. Neora Chana says:

    What a great thing to do! I remember feeling the same way during and after my road trip a couple of years ago. Have you given any thought to what you will do when Spaces quits hosting blogs?Take care.

  4. Hope says:

    Hi, by your photos looks like you had a wonderful time.. our country is indeed very beautiful.. we just have to start taking better care of her.. so how did you like Yellowstone Park?"it was so nice of you to visit me over at Blogger.. I was very surprised and very honored.. hope you stop by again sometime.. are you going to stop blogging or move over to wordpress?anyway.. I hope you have had a great summer.. and that this coming winter will treat you kindly..soft hugs always.. Hope

  5. Kathryn says:

    What a wonderful trip — I want to travel more, see more of our US. So many beautiful and inspiring things to see right in our \’front yard\’ – thanks for stopping by my msn place and saying hello!

  6. Kathryn says:

    (PS – sweetie comes out 11/1 – TG/SG are already out -thank you for asking!)

  7. Neora Chana says:

    I already have two blogs on Blogspot. ///neorachana.blogspot.com and ///hrhprincesstreasure.blogspot.com. Both are a bit different than the one here; I may start one more that will be more like this one. Hope you move to blogspot!

  8. Betty says:

    Hi Jorge,Beautiful photographs. Utah is spectacular! You, my friend, are quite the photographer.Betty

  9. Holy says:

    I had the humbling experience, during my daughter\’s choir concert, in which they sang a number of patriotric songs from turn of the century to now, of hearing God Bless the USA for the first time. People were singing it all over the place – it clearly seemed to be a This Land is Your land kinda song in terms of popularity – but I seriously had never heard it. Surreal moment as an expat. :), PS – my new site is http://www.soulsticity.org – come visit. And as always, thx for the vicarious travels. 🙂

  10. redvelvet says:

    Just thought I\’d stop by & wish you & your family a Merry Christmas!

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