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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


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.


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.

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