Monday, February 11, 2013

Quote of the Week

It is day 11 of the 30 minus 2 days of writing hosted by Nicky and Mike of We Work For Cheese.  Today's prompt is "Road Trip".  Visit Nicky's page to see where everyone else is going.

The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land.   - G.K. Chesterton

The world is full of amazing places, and we often seek out the foreign and exotic, yet some of our greatest adventures are right in our backyard.  A road trip is a great way to see your own country through fresh eyes.

This was taken in Cherokee, NC last fall.  I believe this is the Hiawassee River, which is a tributary of the Tennessee River.


  1. This is so true. :) M and I often go on little road trips in and around Turku, just drive around and see if we can find beautiful places we've never seen before. :)

  2. Beautiful!!!! Bet it was a great trip!

  3. I'll see your G.K. Chesterton and raise you a George Carlin: "What does it mean to pre-board? Do you get on before you get on?"

  4. Very pretty shot. Reminds me of areas around here.

  5. Very pretty picture. I have traveled a lot of places but I agree that some of the places nearby are among the most beautiful. Be cause we see those places more often we take them for granted.

  6. Hey Linda! That looks so lovely there; I'll add it to my list! Indigo

  7. So many places to see. I particularly enjoy taking visitors on a local road trip and playing tour guide.

  8. It's quotes like that which make trails such as the Appalachian Trail something to seriously consider. Though I guess that would then be a "Foot trip."

  9. With a couple of notable exceptions, I have more fun jumping in the car and driving the back roads and byways in my home state. Great observation.

  10. I wish I felt that way about Colorado. I've basically lived here forever, and I'm sick and tired of it.

    Beautiful photo, and I love the quote!

  11. For me these day, a road trip is from Santa Barbara up the coastline to San Francisco to see family. I can't imagine a foreign land more beautiful. Yep. There's no place like home.

  12. There's a lot of truth to that quotation. Great picture, too. Thanks for sharing this one.

  13. It's true Showing a friend around who has never visited before is a good way to see a place through fresh eyes.

  14. I would LOVE to have an RV and travel across the country when I am retried. Perhaps do it during the winter months and hit every good old restaurant I find.... it would be amazing!

  15. Over the holidays, this is exactly what Jim and I did. We drove some of the back roads between NFL and GA. I must say, the roads up here are some of the prettiest I've ever seen. Many of them are canopy roads and it's amazing to see the old tree arch across to touch each other, like old friends.

    Thanks for sharing this quote and your take on it:~)

  16. Ziva- That is such fun!

    life in the mom lane- Thanks, it was!

    nonamedufus- He could definitely crack me up.

    laughingmom- Thanks.

    Cheryl- So true.

    Indigo- Indeed, I'd like to go back sometime.

    Mike- So many places, so little time.

    P.J. Doesn't really matter how get there as long as you go.

    Cheryl- The back roads can provide the best scenery.

    MikeWJ- I've never been to Colorado, so I expect I'd find it beautiful and very interesting.

    Jayne- That sounds like a pretty good trip to me.

    KZ- Glad you liked it.

    Anji- Yes it is. A friend showed me around her new town and it was lovely.

    Katherine- I travel for food, too.

    Sara- I love tree tunnels, too.

  17. "it is at last to set foot on one's own country as a foreign land."

    Ah yes. True, indeed. I discovered that while driving Cross Country from NJ - CA many years ago.


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