Dear friends and family,
Today I am reporting about our experiences from days 6 and 7 of this trip. Yesterday (day 6) was all about reading the book below, which Bill highly recommended to me. I would need to write the longest post to explain the impact that this book has had in me. I read it during the trip from From Santa Fe to Denver. All I can say is that everyone who wants to understand the history on this country, needs to read it.
Burry my Heart at Wounded Knee is about the devastated story of what really happened to the native native american Indians in this country. It is painful but important. This book has taught me not only about what the indians had to go through in the past, but about their wisdom and deep understanding of nature. Their wisdom is something that I want to take with me to the new life that we are about to start in Upstate NY.
It is beautiful seeing how the landscapes change from one state to the next. Look how beautiful all the green that we found in Denver.
Then, what an unexpected surprise! We stopped for some lunch and guess who we saw? The three little pigs! Or maybe it was the Mom with 2 of the little pigs. Maybe the 3rd one was at the restroom when I took the photo. I am happy to report that there was no bad wolf around. Anyway, let me say that after all the things that I have learned from Steve Wastell about wolfs, I am not afraid of them anymore. Wolfs are in fact amazing creatures. I invite you to visit Wolf Connection to learn more about what Steve and his team do for these animals.
OK, now this is day 7 in Kansas City. We got lost trying to find a gas station. That was the best thing that happened to us because then we ended up in this semi-abandoned place. It was so beautiful.
Whoever we encountered in this place said hi to us. I have been missing that for years. Something I love about the countryside is how friendly people are.
So we finally put gas in the car and kept going. When I saw the landscape in the picture below I had to ask Bill to stop the car. I couldn’t believe the colors! It was all gold, like a fantastic place.
Then we went back in the car and it started to rain. The cherry on top was the rainbows, not 1 or 2, but 3! We saw 3 different rainbows! Bill and I felt like kids again. Diego and Natalie didn’t feel like kids because they are real kids so they were jumping in their seats with great excitement. Nature has been really nice to us during this trip. It has been surprising us with all kinds of visual gifts.
After reading Burry my Heart at Wounded Knee I appreciate this planet even more. I am extremely excited about the fact that very soon we are going to start a new life surrounded by nature.
Now I want to send you my love and appreciation for joining me in this trip. Good night!
PS: Tomorrow we start our long trip to Chicago.
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And dear Elsa please accept my love and appreciation for your sharing the joy of your trip with us!
Hi, Betty! Accepted! 🙂
Elsa Mora recently posted..Road Trip from California to New York (Day 6 and 7)
oh my! we just went to montana and saw such greenery and a little mining town. i love small places like that! and i just watched the movie of the same name-i’m assuming it’s related but i will have to do some more investigating. i discovered the photography of Aaron Huey last year through his work with Nat. Geo. on an article about the poorest places in America. one of them being the Pine Ridge reservation. i followed his journey and investigation- honorthetreaties.org. i feel so frustrated when i read this history. i hope that we will continue to learn and recognize our mistakes from this past.
just looked up the book! I will have to read it now as it covers much more than the movie.
I’m listening to the most beautiful piano music as I read your post, it fits very beautifully with your wonderful images, like I’m sailing along in the car..! Wishing you many more rainbows..
Hi Elsa, I haven’t been around for awhile but I chose a great time to return–I’m loving the account of your cross-country trip. Charlotte
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Love your posts. Last summer we traveled PA to Colorado Springs. Stopped in many places along the way. It was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your travels, and blessings for continued safe travel and for many learning experiences along the way.