Because of its size and diversity the United States is hard to define. We are a melting pot of many cultures, cultures that have adapted to our physical diversity and landscapes.
Recently I have had the opportunity to share some of our countries diversity with my granddaughters.
We traveled to Washington DC, our nation’s capitol. We explored some of the history of our country through its magnificent monuments dedicated to those that made our country as great as it is. The architecture we saw was unique and diverse as were the people; people that had adjusted to the highly populated area of our government center.
Later we traveled to Niagara Falls to wonder at the splendor that of which nature had provided us. The thunderous rapid water was a site to behold.
We continued to travel and drove with just a small sample of our nation’s breathtaking green mountain ranges, The Appalachian Mountains.
As we drove further south into the warm southern states we encountered some of our country’s magnificent pristine beaches. Along with the heat we encountered the people that have adjusted to the heat with a slower paced lifestyle.
Unfortunately we didn’t have time to cross the country and explore the deserts, plains, canyons or the glaciers. That also means we couldn’t visit with the people that have adjusted their lives to fit into that geographic area.
Yes, we saw a lot and it let us appreciate more of the United States. It is truly a big country with a lot to see and do.