There Is Not Much Quite Like

27 Feb

While walking on the treadmill, I started thinking about how lucky I have been. That luck has come in numerous ways, but I was specifically thinking about travel. My mind went to some of the great places I have visited and the great sights I have seen.

There is not much quite like…

drinking wine in the chateau of Inglenook Vineyards.Honeymoon 016

catching the sun set over the buttes of Monument Valley.West 2010 232

hearing the water break on the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

leaving an offering at the grave of Wild Bill Hickok in Deadwood, South Dakota.

watching the Potomac River flow behind George Washington’s home at Mount Vernon.

feeling the power of water rushing over Niagara Falls.

zip-lining through the trees of north Georgia.

climbing the mesa at Ghost Ranch and looking the landscape often painted by Georgia O’Keefe.SONY DSC

sitting on the porch of the Old Faithful Lodge and watching buffalo roam through the geysers.

lying in the grass of Jackson Square and eating a beignet from Cafe Du Monde.

floating down the Rhine River and looking at the castle ruins passing by.

staring at the presidential faces of Mount Rushmore.

playing Blackjack at a Las Vegas table and watching the chips come and go.

touring Graceland and seeing The Outlaw Josey Wales playing in the TV Room.

hanging out on a beach in Cancun and watching my stepdaughter play volleyball.Cancun - Volleyball

strolling through the Vatican and trying to get a glimpse of the pope.

reading a book by a pool in Costa Rica.

climbing a waterfall in Jamaica.

being mesmerized by the killer whales and bald eagles in Glacier Bay.

dancing to “Me and Mrs. Jones” in a nightclub in Chicago.

standing in silence at the bombing memorial in Oklahoma City.SONY DSC

trying to see the tops of the Giant Sequoia in California.

driving through Hereford, Texas and passing thousands of head of cattle.

betting on Jai Alai in Florida.

lounging on the couch and watching television with my wife.

11 Responses to “There Is Not Much Quite Like”

  1. Pam Tomlinson February 27, 2014 at 02:40 #

    Larry wants to know why you failed to mention your weekend in Cleveland, OH at the Comealot Hotel?

    Pam

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    • Rick February 27, 2014 at 03:17 #

      That doesn’t rank high on the list.

  2. Manu Kurup February 27, 2014 at 03:57 #

    There are no better ways to put together the best places in your country, Rick

    • Rick February 27, 2014 at 04:13 #

      Thank you. I threw a few other countries in there, too.

      • Manu Kurup February 27, 2014 at 04:17 #

        Like Olives in a Subway Salad. 😛 Yeah, you did,.

  3. Andrew Petcher February 27, 2014 at 05:55 #

    That is a great list – you are a lucky man!

    • Rick February 27, 2014 at 13:44 #

      You are right, and I realize it all the time.

  4. El Guapo February 27, 2014 at 21:53 #

    …like taking a moment to sit and just enjoy the moment, wherever it may be.
    (Which is nicely summed up in your last entry.)

    • Rick February 27, 2014 at 22:27 #

      Thank you. All places are good for that.

  5. jcalberta March 20, 2014 at 16:40 #

    Travelling … an education you can’t get in a classroom.
    But be prepared for some Culture Shock.

    • Rick March 20, 2014 at 18:43 #

      It is the best way to learn.

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