As we made our way from the west coast to the east coast, I tried to snap off pictures along the way. One of the most incredible things to me is that every time we would cross over from one state to the next, you could immediately tell that the landscape was slightly different.
If you scroll through these pictures quickly, you can experience the same phenomenon.
North Carolina. (again).
While getting here took a long time, I'm so glad that we drove. I've driven across the country five times now, and in my opinion, there's no better way to see this beautiful land. Nor is there a better way to appreciate just how much our forefathers have accomplished. Consider, it was less than 200 years ago that people were risking (and losing) life and limb in an effort to make it from one side to the other. It might take years for them to make it all the way across the continent ... if they ever made it at all. And yet, we covered that entire distance in less than a week while watching movies, enjoying an air conditioned car, and learning how to text message.
We live in an amazing country ... in an amazing time.