Saturday, December 22, 2007

This Land Is Your Land

As I write this, we are in the final preparations for our trip. December 27th is the big day--after the trash goes! We figured three months sitting in the trashcan would be an experiment, the outcome of which we were not interested in viewing.

The title of this blog is taken from a Woodie Guthrie song that I have always loved, This Land is Your Land. I like it for its upbeat toe-tapping rhythm, and also, I love the message. When I chose the title, I did a search for the lyrics. As I read them, I was surprised at how completely Guthrie was able to touch on America's geography, her culture, and her people. If you are interested, you can see for yourself at: http://www.arlo.net/resources/lyrics/this-land.shtml. As we travel, I may make reference to lines from the song as we see other things, beyond the Ribbon of Highway, that are relevant to our adventure. Politics aside, I believe fortune smiled on me the day I was born an American citizen, and I'm glad that I am able to call her beautiful landscape my home.

I hope you will enjoy the pictures and the narrative to come because, after all, this land was made for you and me.