I live in the flat lands, surrounded by cornfields. Just a couple of hours drive from where I live is heaven.
Where there are pristine beaches and lighthouses to guide a weary boatman. Trees are so numerous that the color is dazzling to the eyes in autumn. This sounds like a commercial, but that is what I experienced yesterday while on a "Vacation Day" in Michigan. Oh yes, I am silly, but I had a glorious time. Visions of children playing on the beach in summer raced across my mind. The calming sound of the waves rolling in to shore soothed me. A friend and I went to three cities and saw three different lighthouses. This was the first time I have seen one. It was amazing to me.
But the beauty remained. In the summer, I plan to return, not laden with heavy coats and bags, but free like a bird who sits for awhile until another spot looks enticing and then moves on.