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Friday, September 13, 2013

ELC's Top Nine Favourite Places on Earth

I've been so lucky. I've been to many, many of our 50 States. Haven't counted lately. But would ballpark 35. I've been to some EXQUISITE places in Mexico. Victoria, British Columbia. Costa Rica.

I've never been, however, to England (where my maternal ancestors lived). Nowhere in Europe, actually. And, at this point in my life, most of my traveling days--to exotic, faraway destinations--may be over. Long story.
Here, now, are my nine favourite places on Earth (this was hard...I needed it to be at least nineteen!):

1. Our country casa. On our hill (we can see for thirty miles!). In North Central Texas. From the moment we found Our Personal Heaven 13 1/2 years ago, I've not had one minute where I didn't feel at peace the moment I drive up our road. I always say this is where my soul lives. It's My Truth. My Serenity.

2. TLC's home. Where Little Leighton grows and changes and laughs and learns and gets deeper and deeper into my heart.

3. Maui. My Sweet Hubby (MSH) and I have been beyond lucky to have visited Maui four times in 35 years. We aren't true "beach" peeps. But we ADORE Maui. Wish I was there right now...

4. New Mexico. Ruidoso. Santa Fe. Taos. Red River. Love them all. Seriously love them.

5. Colorado. Estes Park. Durango/Ouray. Heavenly. Pure Heaven.
6. Destin/Seaside, Florida. Yep--MSH and I are Mountain Lovers. Seriously. Cross my heart. First. But, after Maui, this area soothes our stress. GORGEOUS.

7. Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Fun. Charming. Laid back. Memorable. AWESOME.
8. Whitefish, Montana. Near Glacier National Park. The sheer SPLENDOR gives me shivers.

9. Fredericksburg, Texas. Oh, oh, OH. Love, love, LOVE.

So many AWESOME cities I couldn't list. Because of this "9" thing. New York. San Francisco. New Orleans.

Thank You, Lord God Almighty, for all of the amazing places I've explored!