Tuesday, February 03, 2004

I'm a Travelin (wo)Man Part Deux
I have traveled a lot. But remember, I am an Army brat that married an Army man. So I have spent the better part of my life traveling. Make's it kind of hard to put down roots though. Also many of the states are just pass throughs. For instance New Jersey, I have no idea what New Jersey looks like, we passed through there on our way to the airport. I do remember the Holland Tunnel. That was scary as all get out to a 4 year old!
It would be difficult to pick just one favorite place. Washington state is simply beautiful, but it's wet on the west coast and cold on the eastern side of the mountains. Oregon is beautiful, but again very damp. Alaska is awesome, but cold as the dickens in winter, which is more like 9 months instead of 3. California is nice, but way too many people, and there's that whole earthquake thing. Nevada, New Mexico, and Arizona are hot and dry. Lots of wide open spaces there, and in Texas too. Texas by far was the biggest surprise to me. I don't know exactly what I was expecting but it wasn't the big, busy cities that I found. Dallas, Houston, and Austin are all big, REALLY big. Sooooo many people, and so many things to do. There is this huge lake just north of Austin ,well I think it's north. It's amazing. We drove around it and it took forever, but the scenery was lovely. The coast of Texas is like none other I have visited. Very different. Ohio, and Indiana are very similiar. They have nice weather. Moderate in the summer and not too cold in the winter. And that's just the US!!!
I don't remember too much about Europe because I was little when we were there. Except when we were in Germany from 1988 to 1991. Germany, and Austria are so beautiful. The mountains are amazing. The grass is incredibly green. Everything seems to be fresher, and cleaner. The air is sweet. The people are kind and friendly. I visited a friends family in Austria at their ski lodge and it was breath taking. Sitting out on the deck , sipping wine, with cheese and bread, looking out at the mountains was the most amazing, relaxing time I have ever spent. They have such a laid back easy lifestyle. This would be the perfect place for someone who wants to just 'get away from it all'. Those are some of my fondest memories. I guess if I had a favorite place that would be it. As far as 'in country', I suppose I'd have to say Colorado, or maybe the coast of Georgia. But that's just one womans opinion.


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