MFRW Authors are chatting this week about the most beautiful places they’ve visited. I’ve visited a lot of amazing places, but the first beautiful place that pops into my mind when I think Most Beautiful is…
Maybe it’s the abundance of sheep and scarcity of humans. Also, the rolling, super-green countryside, and the friendly, laid-back inhabitants.
A Driving Trip on the Wrong Side of the Road
Way back in the BC (before children) days, we had a spur of the moment opportunity to visit New Zealand for ten days when I went there on business. My husband picked up a roundtrip ticket and a guide book and joined me there a day later.
We rented this little Honda City, a munchkin model that was never sold in the United States. This amazing little car went about 40 MPG. After I almost got us killed in a city roundabout, my husband did most of the driving.
This was also in the days when we traveled with disposable cameras and had no clue whether the pictures were any good until we picked them up from the drugstore.
So we don’t have a whole lot of good pictures. Here’s a shot of a younger me at a sheep-shearing show we attended. (I’m the one in the black jacket with the black dog looking over my shoulder.)
Another reason I don’t have a lot of pictures is that I’m married to a man who won’t pull the car over for a great shot. Thus, one of the greatest pictures I have of New Zealand exists only in my memory. But what a picture!
While we were making a circuit of the North Island, the road curved east with a view of miles and miles of rolling green hills dotted with sheep, and no other humans around. When I do one of those guided imagery meditations where you think of a beautiful, peaceful place, that’s my go to image!
What about you? What’s the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
Hop along with my fellow MFRW authors and see what they have to say on this subject.
Image credits: landscape, Wikimedia Commons; all others, the author