Van Gogh in the Heartland

DSC_0220DSC_0221“Not All Who Wander Are Lost”  I have a T-shirt with those words printed on it, and for me they summerize accurately how I like to travel.

I have been away for several weeks, and recently made the trip back home to Wyoming.  I like driving, and prefer driving on the roads less traveled.

The out-of-the-way roads and highways seem to usually win over the busier interstate. There is a re-connectiveness to America as I pass through the countrysides, and towns, and I always seem to glean some artistic inspiration along the way.

The news programs are full of negativity about our nation,…..bickering politicians blaming the apposing side for failed this, and failed that in our country.

My recent road trip was like a breath of fresh air, and a good reminder to me that whatever mess is on Capitol Hill, it does not represent the rest of us.

I found America to be well and thriving. The farmers were in full-on harvest mode, the children were waving from the school buses, the main streets were lined

with pumpkins and scarecrows, the football teams were on the practice fields, and it seemed every community had it’s unique calling card,…which brings me to Goodland, Kansas.

Goodland is a place I would have expected sunflowers, but not Van Gogh’s sunflowers, but there they were,… let’s just say bigger than life.

I hope sometime soon you will have a day to wander, and may the sights you see give you inspiration.

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