Dear America: The Vs and Ws

Sunday, November 13, 2011

I went skiing for the very first time with a friend from college in Vermont last year. Vermont has a reputation for being really quirky and offbeat, which I found to be true, but I loved every bit of it. The winding roads were beautiful, the quiet was relieving, and something about the experience brought the free spirit out of me. I hadn't had so much fun in a really long time ... it was just one of those moments in time that is completely unable to be replicated.

Of course, we went to the Ben & Jerry's factory

Saw the Tony Lee Thomas Band at the Wobbly Barn

Disturbingly large frost-spiders!

I spent a couple days in Seattle, met up with a friend I made online when I was a teen (hi if you're reading this!), and drove to Vancouver from Seattle. Washington is a stunningly green and lush state. The air felt fresher out there, and life seemed to pass in a crisp and clean way ... sort of in real time, as opposed to much too quickly or slowly like it often does in New York City and other parts.


Mt. Rainier

I love this

Fog in Fife ... I've never seen anything like it!

I saw so much of Wyoming, driving from Colorado and South Dakota through to Montana and back ... the highways there were purple, and the drivers were a little ... lax. I nearly died at least once. But still, Wyoming has Yellowstone and Grand Teton Parks, among other things. I think in this case, pictures are worth a thousand words, so I'll let them speak for Wyoming.

Shoshone National Forest

Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole

Now only New York is left ... probably the toughest state for me to pin down in words.

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  1. Hi :)

    Some fantastic photos in this post. Makes me really ache for the Pacific Northwest!



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