Sunday, 1 July 2012

Verstaile Blogger Award


Firstly thank you to everyone that commented on or tweeted me about the somewhat thought provoking comparison between religion in the UK and the USA. It took me a while between writing and publishing the post because I wanted to get it just right. I hope I didn't offend anyone, and that was never my intention - I just wanted the space to remark from my own experiences the place of religion both within my home country and the US.

On a less controversial note, Charis [make sure to check out her blog because it's fab] awarded me the versatile blogger award and like her, I thought I'd do my own take on the 7 things about me tag [because I'm sure I've done it somewhere else in these three years of blogging]. Instead I want to share one of my Pinterest boards - seven places I want to visit in the old US of A. 

Grand Canyon - talk about amazing landscapes.
Williamsburg - see where the settlers first landed and lived
San Francisco - After seeing Joe's photographs of the city it just looks amazing

Washington D.C - the White House, the Washington Monument and the cherry trees
Yellowstone - We're natural history geeks - it's a must 
Las Vegas - because you just have too

 Michigan's Upper Peninsula - an understated part of America

Where would you love to visit in the US?

21 comments:

  1. Congrats on the award!! How exciting. I also would love the visit the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas, two places on my to-visit list for sure. Yellowstone is fantastic though and if you get the chance visit the Badlands :]

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    1. We have wild dreams of road tripping to Yellowstone and stopping off in South Dakota to see the black mountains [I'm also a big Calamity Jane fan so I really wanna see Deadwood!].

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  2. Gorgeous pictures! Such a huge country and so many fab places. For me it would be San Francisco, San Diego, Portland, New York and New Orleans and also a massive road trip calling in on all my blog buddies (including YOU) along the way! x

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    1. Our friends out in San Fan visiting family at the moment and keeps sending so many photographs back oh my it looks a stunning place! There'll always be a cuppa tea waiting for you if you ever head to the Mid West!

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  3. Hi Rachael,

    Yes,Yes,Yes, visit the Grand Canyon while you are still young and can make the trip to the bottom. It is so AWESOME!!!!!!!

    Get reservations for Mule Rides into the Grand Canyon. Ride down into the canyon and stay overnight at the Phantom Ranch. The ride down on the sure-footed mule is about 10.5 miles (5.5 hours) a challenging trip. Brief stops are made to rest the mules every 30-45 minutes during which time you can enjoy the beauty of the canyon or take pictures but not dismount.
    To see the real beauty of the Grand Canyon you must see it with your own eyes.
    Our parents live close to Valle,Arizona located 30 miles north of Williams and 30 miles South of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon at the junction of US Highway 180 and US Highway 64. So we fly down there and visit our parents and we usually end up at the Grand Canyon. We always see something we missed before.
    Interesting post. Hope you are having a great weekend!
    Love, Joan and Joann
    xxxx

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    1. I can imagine, it looks such an outstanding place to visit and would certainly be very memorable!

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  4. Ooooo I also want to visit the Grand Canyon, Washington & Las Vegas (I actually want to get married in LV;))
    I'm hoping to go on one of those treks in America in a few years that covers all three of these places but I don't think I'll be able to afford that one:) I can definitely dream about it though!
    Hope you visit them all one day xxx

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    1. I would imagine it might be cheaper just to do it yourself, motels and eating out here is pretty cheap!

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  5. Oh what gorgeous pic's!!!! All those places will be amazing to go to. San Francisco is a must, such a fabulous city.
    Congrats on the award.
    Love v

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    1. Its not a city I know much about, I think i'll have to read up about it!

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  6. I've been to a few places in America but New Mexico was by far my favourite - the night sky was out of this world. I'd love to go back there and see it again.

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  7. I'm with you on Washington - especially in cherry blossom season! I'd love to do a Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi road-trip... And see Vermont in Autumn. And Alaska. And Colorado. And Chicago... too many places, not enough time! We did San Francisco up to Seattle via Portland earlier this year, awesome trip. San Francisco was cool, but Seattle remains my all-time favourite!

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    1. Yeah we'd want to visit in the Cherry blossom season although I think we'd have to make two trips seeing as we want to visit so many of the museums there! Chicago is a great city - fell in love with that city the moment we got there.

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  8. i love vegas! and i need to go visit washington dc soon. i've driven through it and actually gone shopping in the suburbs, but never gone to the city, despite the fact it is like 2 hours from me.

    it really wanna make it to texas soon!

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    1. I could see Texas as being fun and probably really different from what i'm getting use to here in Michigan!

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  9. It looks like you chose a beautiful collection of places to visit. I hope you get to see each and every one!

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  10. they all look beautiful. My boyfriend is going to vegas next month, I am a little jealous! x

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  11. I've been to both the Grand Canyon and Williamsburg ... neither disappoints and I would go back to either in a millisecond! xxCat

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