“Hospitality means primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.” ― Henri J.M. Nouwen
“If a foreigner were to spend a week or a month traveling your home country with you, where would you take them? What sights would you tell them to be sure to see? Where have you found some of your own favorite images? What is it you truly love about where you live, or places you’ve seen in your home country?” ―Tina of Travels and Trifles sets our Challenge this week.
If I were showing a foreign visitor what I like about my home country, I think I’d ask what my visitor was interested in exploring and hope that we could agree on some beautiful outdoor places (like National Parks) that would make good road trip destinations, as well as some nearby walking trails, restaurants, museums, and music concerts. I think that would be a relaxed approach, without any pressure to see the most iconic of places. I’m not a fan of crowds, you see. Hopefully, my visitor would forgive me for not including New York City…unless a really good Broadway musical enticed me.
Love the welcome to Oregon sign 😀 😀
Thanks! My daughter-in-law made it: a talented artist.
LOL, I should have mentioned Broadway which as you say can be an excellent reason to visit NYC!! I’m rather with you re where I’d take a visitor but I might also suggest they go (without me) to San Francisco, NYC and maybe LA just for the fun of it!
LOL – I would suggest they skip LA completely! I lived in LA county for 11 years. I think it’s most remarkable feature is the car culture and freeways. Nothing is centralized, even the famous entertainment industry is mostly off-site now.
Great photos, great variety, from desert to dessert. 🙂 STUNNING sunset.
🙂 I like that desert to dessert…good observation!
I love the one with the red car, well spotted!
That’s my little Prius, on our adventure moving 2000 miles from Wisconsin to Oregon! Your post covers not one but two amazing countries. So beautiful and impressive!
Red cars, yay! I have one too 🙂
Thank you for you comment on my post, you’re too kind.
Thank you, Priscilla, for the lovely pictures & the thoughts that go with them. With my love to you and your sibs! Aunt Sandy
My love to you and your family, Aunt Sandy! ❤
We’re trying to decide whether to go to NYC to see a show. So much Covid! Anyway, great photos!
That’s the advantage of a hypothetical visit, I guess. 😉 Thanks!
Great photos for this challenge Priscilla. That sunset is truly amazing.
Im with you on the crowds. There is so much to see and explore with out doing what everyone else is lined up to do. I love the autumn with “Madeline” in the water. Oregon is a lush and inviting place.
Thanks for sending a kindred message! “Madeline” was actually docked where the tours of the Apostle Islands in MN were to embark.