Sunday, September 20, 2015

THE 26 MOST SCENIC ROADS:  Except For Two, Been There, Done That!

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TO ME, THE AMERICAN DREAM IS BEING ABLE TO FOLLOW YOUR OWN PERSONAL CALLING.  TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO IS INCREDIBLE FREEDOM - Maya Lin

THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED - Mark Twain


THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY
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I've just read an article on the 26 most scenic drives.  I have driven all except one in Alaska and one in Puerto Rico.  A nurse friend bemoaned that she couldn't afford to go to the beach.  Her children are grown, her husband has a good job.  How very sad!  Just plan what you want to do, set a date, save the costs, and do whatever.

THERE IS NONE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO WILL NOT LISTEN - Neil Gaiman


NORTH SHORE LAKE SUPERIOR
Route 161 along the north shore of Lake Superior.  I not only recall this exact spot, I remember when they built this bridge to eliminate a dangerous curve.  About a sixteen hour drive from home, I have been over it at least two dozen times.  I go about two hours further east and turn north on a gravel road until the road ends, put the canoe in the water and start paddling.  Anyone who is interested can do this with planning.

SETTING GOALS IS THE FIRST STEP IN TURNING THE INVISIBLE INTO THE VISIBLE - Tony Robbins


MONTANA
I would think everyone would enjoy this beautiful drive on the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park.  I have been there many times.  Among the many fond memories is the celebration of my daughter, Kimberly's, seventh birthday.  Although we had brought her present, a watch, from home, we needed a birthday cake.  Not able to find one in this isolated area, we used a large doughnut with a candle, which turned out to be a better memory.  It is a long drive from Ohio but it only requires time and planning to enjoy what truly is an amazing drive.

A GOOD PLAN VIOLENTLY EXECUTED NOW IS BETTER THAN A PERFECT PLAN EXECUTED NEXT WEEK - George S. Patton



WASHINGTON STATE
This most beautiful drive is on the west side of the mountain range.  On the eastern side of Washington, it is all dessert.  My last trip to Seattle was by air on the way home from Maui.  Although I had been in the area many, many times, my wife, Julie had not.  We toured the country for three months once but it was the year Mt. St. Helens blew her top and the Northwest was closed.  From Ohio this is a multi day drive but so worth the effort.

THE SECRET OF GETTING AHEAD IS GETTING STARTED - Mark Twain


MASSACHUSETTS SHORE LINE
This picture does not do this north eastern state justice.  My wife and I visited it in 1990.  We drove to Portland, Maine, took a motel room and did day drives throughout the area.  Arcadia National Park was beautiful.  We also visited the L. L. Bean store a number of times, once at 3:oo AM.  What fond memories, including lobster sandwiches at MacDonalds.

WELL DONE IS BETTER THAN WELL SAID - Benjamin Franklin


THE CANYON LANDS OF UTAH

Bryce Canyon and all the canyon lands of Utah, are beyond belief.  From there on down into the Painted Dessert of Arizona, our country is unique.  See this with the Grand Canyon National Park, another wonder of the world.  Do not miss out on such experiences.  I haven't.

NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE.  THE WORD ITSELF SAYS I M POSSIBLE - Audrey Hepburn (I once shook hands with Audrey Hepburn)


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Been There Done That
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BEING A FREE AMERICAN

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

2 comments:

Mark Pierce said...

Loved taking many of those trips with you!

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