These past couple of weeks I’ve spent a whole bunch of time on the road. My husband and I drove from Minnesota to Tampa, Florida, to watch our son graduate college (yay!) and to bring him home. Two days driving down, two days in Tampa packing his belongings and attending the graduation ceremony, and two days driving home. Then this past weekend, we made another trek—this from Minneapolis to Fargo, North Dakota, only about a 3-1/2 hour drive—to see our youngest graduate college.
Yes, it was a lot of time on the road, but the United States is a beautiful country with diverse landscapes and so much to see, how could we be bored? Between the two trips we drove through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and North Dakota, and all had breathtaking vistas.
All that time in the car got me thinking…
Many of the places we traveled through would be perfect settings for a romantic getaway. The mountains in Tennessee, the sandy shores at St. Pete’s Beach. The Superman Museum in Metropolis, Illinois… Well, to some that would be romantic!
The Ozarks in Branson, Missouri definitely welcome romance.
As do the shores of Lake Superior.
And even the plains of North Dakota.
There’s beauty in all of it. Each area a masterpiece crafted by God.
Really, it’s a shame that people fly so much nowadays. You miss the wealth of diversity and beauty this world has to offer. My hope is, now that our home will soon be an empty-nest, that my husband and I will have more time to casually travel around our country and notice—drink-in—the artwork of God. I can’t think of anything more romantic!
Where would you drive for a romantic getaway?
(No flying or helicoptering allowed!)