Books take you places … especially travel books. I spend a lot of time in my chair at night knitting, binding, or crocheting blankets and I’m usually watching something on my iPad or listening to an audiobook. Right now, it’s an audiobook called Dear Bob and Sue, about a couple’s visits to all 58 National Parks. Some I’ve been to and many I haven’t but it’s bringing back many memories of visits to state, local, and national parks, historical sites, and monuments. Sometimes I’m amazed at how lucky I’ve been to be able to travel and see so many places in person.
I keep my phone nearby (I’m listening to the audiobook I borrowed from the library on my iPad on the Overdrive app) and look up sites that sound interesting as I listen to the book. I probably won’t retain much information but I find it very interesting and entertaining to hear about the sites.
And of course, it brings to mind our many trips including our South Dakota road trip with the boys and Becky 11 or 12 years ago. It was one of our favorite family vacations! And yes, we drove across the state line briefly to visit Devil’s Tower.
There are so many beautiful and interesting places to visit in this country and I’m grateful I’ve seen many of them.