Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day


WalkwayGoesAway, originally uploaded by carolsLittleWorld.

Today is a special day in the United States-it's Veteran's Day. To all of those who served, are serving, and will serve, we would like to take this opportunity to give you a big shout out. Thanks for all that you do. Freedom is not free.

As a blogger who sometimes travels, I get a lot of hits from folks overseas. A lot of my "top 10" lists, for example, are popular, because service men and women, stationed overseas, type the name of their hometown into a search engine (when they are lucky enough to get a little computer time) and search for what's happening in their hometowns. Either that, or they are about to go somewhere, about to be move around, and they want to find out what's there. Today, as a sort of shout out and thank you, I thought I would post a list linking to my top 10 lists-so that you could more easily find your destination of choice.

Some of my more popular lists are:
Top 10 List Venice Italy-click here for that.

Top 10 List New Orleans-click here for that.

Top 10 List Kona, the Big Island of Hawaii-click here for that.

Top 10 List White Sands, New Mexico-click here for that.

Top 10 List Santa Fe, New Mexico-click here for that.

Every time I travel, as soon as I get back, I like to post a new top 10 list-a list that consists of the top things I've learned while I was away. After completing school, I decided that travel would be the best way to learn-I still feel that way. It's a good way to learn-you can learn a lot about a culture, a people, a place, by going to visit it, and not just reading about it in a book.

So, to those overseas this Veteran's Day, we wish you not only a big shout out and thank you but, almost as importantly, a big stay safe and happy travels. You never know where life's path may lead, but travel is as much about enjoying the journey as it is about finding a place called "home" again.

Until next time...

4 comments:

mythopolis said...

It is a sweet tribute to those who serve, and I thank you.. Mostly, today, I remember my step father talking of being a medic in WWII, It was not like 'Mash'. It was being in a tent trying to tie off arms and legs. About blood spilling so fast, it covered your shoes before you could stop the flow, that is what I remember today, the stupidity of it all.

KalaMarie said...

I too believe that traveling gives a person a perspective that they cannot gain from a book or film. I've traveled to all 50 states and been on six continents - your idea of compiling a top ten list is fabulous. Which I had thought of that before!

Scriber's Web said...

I love, love, love your top 10 lists. They are simply amazing!

Carol said...

Mythopolis, from what I heard as well, very little about WWII was "pretty" in the TV sense. But, I do think it's important for things like MASH to be around, because they can help the younger generation understand a little about history and maybe prevent the future from repeating the past.

KalaMarie-It's great that you have traveled so much. One of my dreams is to go to all 50 states. That's why I went to Hawaii-at first, I just wanted to sort of "check it off my list" but then, after visiting, WOW! I'm sure there are many states like that too, places I've not been yet. And, you're welcome to use the top 10 idea all you want-it's very popular in "blog land" and gets a lot of hits, though that's not why I do it for my traveling adventures (obviously.)

Scriber's, Thanks! I love writing them and they serve as a good reminder of the places I've been.