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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Have Snowshoes Will Travel

Watching the news this morning as every station is reporting yet another winter storm hitting the east coast I got to thinking about where I would like to be today....this snowy cold day in late January.  You would think that my first thought would be somewhere warm; maybe Mexico or southern Florida but my mind wonders to the east and the snow.

I love New York City but not today, Boston and the Commons must be beautiful today but nope not for me.  Philadelphia really got hammered and as much as I love Philly Cheese stakes they just aren't that appealing if I have to trudge through more than a foot of snow just to find out that there is no power today and therefore no cheese steak.

Today if I could travel anywhere without thought of delays and being stuck on an interstate trying to get into the city where would I be?????

Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia

I have never experienced such a moving and tranquil moment as being at Arlington after a snowstorm.  It is without a doubt something you will never forget if you are ever lucky enough to find yourself amongst so many who gave their lives to protect us on a winters day.





















Photos borrowed from the Arlington National Cemetery Photo Gallery

6 comments:

Designs on 47th Street said...

Char, your pictures shown are indeed beautiful. I'm sure it would be a very moving experience to see this snowy scene in person.

Donna

Cathy said...

Gorgeous! Steve and I would love to visit Arlington National Cemetery.

Jo said...

I have visited Arlington, but not in the snow, this is beautiful.Thanks for sharing.
~Jo
LazyonLoblolly

ShannonPinNOLA said...

Those photos are just beautiful. I've only been to Arlington in the spring and it was exremely emotional. I can only imagine what it must be like surrounded by snow and quiet.

Marlis said...

beautiful photos. I think a world covered in snow just makes everything alright. I can imagine how moving it must have been to be there in such beauty and silence.

SavannahGranny said...

This is so beautiful. I know what you mean about the feeling you get when you are in a place like this. We were at Omaha Beach and Normandy on election day last November. It was very somber. You could feel the spirit of those young men. I will post about sometime. Hugs, Ginger