If a foreigner were to spend a week or a month traveling your home country with you, where would you take them? What sights would you tell them to be sure to see? –Tina Schell

I think before I do that, I might need to know more about you.

Why are you traveling to the US? What motivates your visit?  Is it our large cites?  Maybe the seduction of the Wild West? Perhaps the fascination with our national parks, the diversity of our landscape, and our seasons. Is adventure is on your mind, or a trip to encompass baseball parks? Instagram coolness?

Tell the truth. You just want your memories of what happens in Vegas, to stay in Vegas, don’t you?

We have it all. Give it a month, find your fun, and plan your next trip. The United States is a vast and intriguing place. You will return, I promise.

A good place to start your journey might be with a meander across the country.

Route 66 was one of the original highways across the United States. In the 30’s, it was considered the shortest, and most scenic route beginning in Chicago and ending at the Santa Monica Pier in California.  Today you can still see remnants of America’s past on the byways. 

Stay at the Wigwam Motel in Holbrook, AZ., and/or enjoy the burros that roam the streets of the old mining town of Oatman.

If it is a Wild West adventure you are looking for, I am your girl. My chauffeur is included. It is here we spend time finding our way off the beaten path, searching for ghost towns, and the best kept secrets Arizona has to offer. The Secret Wilderness of Sedona is paramount.

If it, is indeed, that rugged beauty that continues to tempt you, it’s hard to beat Utah’s national parks. Arches, Bryce, Canyonlands, Capital Reef, and Zion are collectively know as the Big Five.

Mother Nature is a master sculpture and in no place is that more evident than at Arches National Park.-Payne

Bryce: Wherever you stand, be the soul of that place. Rumi

Canyonlands: Because when you stop and look around, life is pretty amazing.-Dr. Seuss

Cathedral Valley/ Capital Reef: I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral. -Stevenson

Zion: Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings -Kubler-Ross

And if you insist on going to Vegas, I will drop you off. I have things to do.

I DON’T KNOW WHERE I AM GOING FROM HERE, but I promise it won’t be boring.

Wind Kisses, Donna

I look forward to seeing what Home Sweet Home means to you. Remember to link to Tina of Travels and Trifles original post here and use the Lens-Artists tag to help us find you.

Thank you to Jude, of Cornwall in Colour for last weeks challenge, Texture. The challenge was fun, and to see the vast interpretations from around the world, intriguing is what comes to mind. Next week, Patti of Pilotfish will host the challenge, as we look at DIAGONALS in photography.

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