Thursday, April 26, 2012

A to Z Blogfest, Around the World in 30 Days - West Virginia

When the Passenger to Paradise was considering her blog for the letter "W" for Around the World in 30 Days for the A to Z Blogfest, she hesitated. She thought about Wien (Vienna, Austria), then remembered she'd probably focused on Vienna in last year's blogfest.
What to do?
"Mountain Sunset" MMSikes
Then she thought of West Virginia--a state she's passed through many times and a state with Hilltop House, one of the hotels she spotlighted in her coffee table book, Hotels to Remember. It is a destination that during her childhood, her grandmother spoke of many times. There were many relatives living there, including her great-uncle, inventor of his own cameras that he used in his photography business. Uncle Ben Gravely also invented a tractor that developed into the Gravely Tractor Company. Her grandmother was especially proud of her brother and talked about him so much that West Virginia became a special place in the Passenger's memory. It was special, not because she'd been there but because the rugged mountain state had become an iconic dream inside her heart!

Do you have a place that perhaps you've never visited but is special for you in some amazing way?

4 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Special place I've never visited... outer space!

Monti said...

Wow, Alex, with them looking for gold on the asteroids, you might get involved in the first gold rush there!

The Golden Eagle said...

Ditto to Alex. Space, the final frontier, will always have a special place in my mind. :)


The Golden Eagle
The Eagle's Aerial Perspective

Monti said...

Thanks, Golden! I am so sorry that the space program appears diminished!