I think the best thing about traveling the world is gaining an increased appreciation for what you have back home. I don't just mean that in a "home sweet home" way. I mean that, after visiting over 35 countries on 5 continents, I truly believe there is nothing in the world you can't find right here in the United States. I've burned incense in Buddhist monasteries and seen a Zoroastrian sky burial, but I felt equally out of my element touring the Salt Lake Tabernacle. I've seen Scylla and Charybdis, Caribbean beaches -- the water of our lakes is just as blazing blue. We have ruins, monuments, and little immigrant grannies cooking the most exotic food you could desire. It's all here..you just have to know where to look.
And nowhere is the sky so big.
Thought I'd share some pictures -- I'm struggling with this meager app, so apologies in advance.
|Jackson, WY: view of Grand Tetons national park|
|Bear Lake, ID -- you can't really tell, but the water is this awesome turquoise shade|
|Mmm ribs. Giant, juicy ribs.|
|Under an arch made of antlers, Jackson again|
|Garden City, UT: signature fresh raspberry shakes right after crossing into Utah|