Why I Am Grateful to Live in America (Part Two)

By | January 17, 2017

It’s day 10 in my 365-day goal to express gratitude for all the wonderful things in my life, and today I want to continue talking about America. I love this country. I love the people, the history, and more than anything else: the geology. America’s diversity is not limited to its hundreds of cultures living (almost) harmoniously together. It’s also incredibly diverse in the number of ecosystems, geological regions, climates, and elevations.

Last year we took a trip across the United States, and on the way, we visited almost a dozen National Parks, where we as a society save for all future generations the best geological wonders we can find.

Here are some of the places we saw:

Yosemite National Park. Most beautiful spot on planet Earth.


Big sky. BIG BIG sky. Goes on forever. 


Mountains that look like people? I love this country!


From sea…


…to shining sea.

Whenever I feel blue, or depressed, or long to be somewhere other than where I am, I remember all the places I’ve been, and I warmly remember with much gratitude that almost every place I’ve loved visiting has been in the United States. Damn I’m glad I live here!

If you want to learn more about the places we went in 2016, please check out my other site, Nomad in America.


This is post 14 out of the 1000 I’m trying to post during my 48th year. Come check out my progress at the Chaostician page!

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