Sightseeing

When we begin to sightsee, who knows where the sight we see will be.

It is nice to buy things (and many things we buy are necessities), but most things we buy come and go. Memories on the other hand usually stay with us our entire life.

Build memories for yourself (and your family if you are so blessed). Go sightseeing. There are so many sights to be seen in this world. You might begin your sightseeing adventures close to your home (or not). The decision to go somewhere is up to you (and your budget).

Look for things that interest you. Interests may take you far and wide.


We were out “sightseeing”, about to cross the Astoria-Megler bridge northbound when this picture was taken. We would leave Oregon and enter into Washington State on this bridge. We were headed for the lighthouse at Cape Disappointment in Washington State USA.
This bridge is in the top four scariest bridges for truckers in the USA. It is a steel cantilever through truss bridge (cantilever closer to the Oregon end of the bridge, through truss closer to the Washington end of the bridge).
What a site it is to see.
This bridge was built to withstand 150 mph (240 km/h) gusts of wind.
The main span is 1,232 feet in length, making it the longest “continuous truss” in the nation.

Some sites you might enjoy include the ocean for it’s vast and ever changing beauty, walking attractions full of flowers, shrubs, trees and wildlife, shops along an old or new city street, waterfalls, lakes, mountains (and more).

The Pacific Ocean as seen when looking left from the wooden deck platform over the Jetty at Fort Stevens in Hammond, Oregon USA.

There are more waterfalls in our world that can be seen by a person in their lifetime. They are all so unique, all varying in beauty, shape and size.

This is just one of many waterfalls that can be seen along the Historic Columbia River Highway (picture taken from I-84 while we were traveling west).

Most (if not all), states in the United States have magnificent gardens that you can go visit. Wherever you go, check and see if there is a garden nearby that is available for you to visit.

Beautiful Dahlias as seen in The Oregon Gardens in Silverton, Oregon USA.

I believe that all of the states have aquariums and zoos that people can visit. Many places you may go to may have exotic birds and animals for you to see.

OK, maybe this isn’t an exotic animal, but you could go see lots of them if you go to the Wildlife Safari in Winston, Oregon USA.

Last time I checked, there are more than 160 volcanoes in the United States. I am lucky in that respect as there is an active volcano in Washington State in the USA that I can go see whenever I want to (at a distance).

Simply saying it is an active volcano might be an understatement because it is listed as the 2nd most dangerous volcano in this country.

Mount Saint Helens in Washington State, at the time of the picture, it was covered in snow.
Mount Saint Helens has a lava dome that is currently a thousand feet high. The mountain also has a glacier that is approaching the size of the glacier that existed just before the mountain exploded in 1980.

I’d love to go to Mount Saint Helens in Washington State USA, Yosemite National Park in Sierra Nevada California USA, The National History Museum in London England, Crater Lake in Southern Oregon USA, The Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey California USA, The Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay British Columbia, The Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona USA, The Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum in San Jose California USA, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in Boston Massachusetts USA, and the Louvre Museum in Paris France.

My list of places I’d “Love to go see”, will change over time as I will go see many of the sites on my list (and I will add new sites I want to see).

Think of someplace or thing you would like to see (either local to where you are or not). Make a list, make a plan and go see those places and things. Make a memory for you (and yours).

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