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This Land is My Land

I love this country.  I love the foundation that it was built upon.  I love most of the places that I've been.  Although I can live without Cleveland and most of New Jersey.   So I was thinking, "what are my favorite places."  Do to my experiences this has an East Coast bias.

1) "Oh Auntie Em, there's no place like home."  I was born in a Woody Allen movie.  I love this city.  Whether it's the walk  up Fifth Avenue or having lunch in Bryant Park, or exploring Central Park or just marveling at the Chrysler Building,  it's all wonderful.

2) "With malice toward none, with charity for all..."  How anyone can not feel like Jefferson Smith, reading those words on the Lincoln Memorial is beyond me.

3)  Boston (exclusive of the Red Sox, of course).   You can walk this wonderful city,  which is good because driving in that city is crazy.
If I could go to college again,  I'd go somewhere in Boston.  It's young, it's alive, It's historic,  it makes me feel good.

4)  Portland Head Lighthouse.  I love Lighthouses and this one most of all.  There's something majestic about it.

5) Falling Water.  Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece. 

http://www.arch.mcgill.ca/prof/mellin/arch671/winter2005/student/sbouchard/architects.htm

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cathy_edgett
Sep. 27th, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
Ah, yes, I love this country too. I walk around singing, "This land is my land." I love New York city, also, and Boston and New England and lighthouses. I haven't been to the Portland Head Lighthouse or Falling Water, but I love Yosemite, the beaches, Mount Tam, San Francisco, my home.
jellomarx
Sep. 27th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
I should have listed Yosemite. I was there once 36 years ago. I remember renting a bike and riding in what may have been the most beautiful spot that I've ever seen.
cathy_edgett
Sep. 27th, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, I believe it is. I have been many places and yet it is what came to mind when I considered your words. It is a spiritual place and certainly lifts the eyes and the mind. You should come back and visit again and ride bikes there now. They have attempted to preserve it and it might not be that different than then. You could stay at the Ahwahnee or somewhere less expensive. :)

The tent cabins are fun too.
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jellomarx
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)
Guess woody Guthrie nailed iit
Absolutely.
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cathy_edgett
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Guess woody Guthrie nailed iit
I love the central coast, especially the wine. :)
jellomarx
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Guess woody Guthrie nailed iit
I can't take credit for this, but this is my home.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o6QKpNK9Cc
cathy_edgett
Sep. 27th, 2008 04:45 pm (UTC)
Woodie Guthrie did nail it. Yes, I do want to drive across the country one of these days, though I lived in Florida when I was 11 and 12, and then revisited about 18 years ago. I did not appreciate the changes. I don't think it is top of my list of places to visit.
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cathy_edgett
Sep. 27th, 2008 05:43 pm (UTC)
It is a unique place. I was just surprised at how commercial it has become and how much conspicuous wealth is on display, and obviously I saw only a small strip. We had been out at sea on an Oceanic trip to study the dolphins, so had come from the Bahamas and the shock of Fort Lauderdale after many days of sunrises, sunsets and peace is probably an unfair test.

I loved the two years we lived there and well remember Key West and St. Augustine.
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