So this week's writing prompt at Mama Kat's is to write about the seven wonders of your life. I've been to a handful of other countries, but I really feel like some of the sights I've seen traveling my own country have been just as marvelous as anywhere else (course, I haven't been to Europe...yet!). So I decided I would focus on sights from America only when I picked my seven. One of my personal goals is to one day visit all 50 states. I've hit the majority of them, but I still need to visit Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Minnesota, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and North Dakota.
Here are my 7 wonders -
Florida Keys - in January!
Nothing beats the mild weather, sunny skies, and blue waters of the Florida Keys in the middle of the winter. This is me with my youngest brother John. Quite obviously, the pre-kids body. Sigh.
The Kelso Sand Dunes in the Mojave Desert, California. They make a boom sound when you slide down them, and they are surreal with their towers of white.
Read more here.
Big Bend, Texas. Because where else can you find ghost towns, western towns, have dinner with a felon, and fjord the Rio Grande? Read the full post, if you want, here.
Zion, Utah. Gorgeous red rock and incredible hiking.
Read more here.
The Appalachian Trail - I have to be partial to my own backyard of course.
You can read more here.
The Grand Canyon
I have tons of pictures. And I could put up a picture.
But let's face it.
It wouldn't do it justice.
You can't invoke that kind of awe with photos or words. You just have to go.
And the seventh wonder? My three boys, new to the world. The biggest wonder of all.
What's the biggest wonder you've set eyes on?