Monday, September 2, 2013

Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road!


"Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road.
Healthy, free, the world before me.
The long brown path before me leading me wherever I choose.
Henceforth, I ask not good fortune, I myself am good fortune.
Henceforth, I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing."

~Walt Whitman~
from "Songs for the Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure"

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I didn't have much time to write a post today and so I thought I would share a photo Gregg took of a mural inside a restaurant we visited in Boulder, Colorado a few days ago.  It seemed appropriate, especially as I saw the two figures making their way up the road.  I also found a few lines from a Walt Whitman poem.

We left the Grand Teton Mountains this morning and are heading for Glacier National Park.  

23 comments:

Mimsie said...

That mural is a sheer delight and those sunflowers!! Beautiful.

Elephant's Child said...

Wonderful image, wonderful sentiment - and perfectly matched with the jaunt you are on.

Cloudia said...

You are the wandering gal!



ALOHA from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral
=^..^= <3

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Denise Interesting picture. Safe journey.

Valerie said...

I like the header photograph and the mural, although with the latter I thought you'd taken a new excursion into the art world.

gigihawaii said...

Pretty mural and the poem is evocative, Denise.

eileeninmd said...

Love the mural and the poem, Denise! Have a great time in Glacier. I highly suggest the ride on the "Going to the Sun" road. There are beautiful views in Glacier Nat'l park. Have a happy day and safe travels.

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool mural! very much you two. :)

RoeH said...

Wow. You are really getting around. When you get home, I want to see a map with a line showing where you have all been. Love Glacier Park and you will also. Be sure to stop in Whitefish and take a picture of it. I haven't been there in years (and years). Always wanted to live there. So beautiful.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love that poem!!!!
Love the mural also.
Hope you kept your bear spray. Glacier park has many bears (as I bet you already know)

gigihawaii said...

BTW, I referred to you and your blog in today's post. Hope that boosts your readership.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Adore the mural ... and the poem ... which is of course very appropriate to our lifestyle.

Have fun!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Well, maybe not the "afoot" part of the poem, on second thought...but the sentiment is still appealing to anyone with traveling in their genes!

schmidleysscribblins.wordpress.com said...

Wow, you guys are making the Grand Tour. Hope your GP experiences are as good as the others.

Whitman is one of my favorite poets. I have a lilac bush planted near the front door in his honor. Such a great man. Dianne

Kay said...

I love that mural, Denise. I'm looking forward to seeing if you and Gregg will be staying at Apgar. Much as I love that place, Art thinks the reason I love it is because of the memories of our taking Jon there when he was much younger and waking up at Apgar's lodge and going out to see the beautiful lake. We did the same thing with mom, auntie, Tiffany and KC and it brings me joy to remember how much our granddaughter loved playing out on the lake shore. Sigh... I'm sure loving your trip.

Rose ~ from Oz said...

The mural is just so apt and I love the artists depiction.
The header is, well, awesome!
Happy travels Dennis!

Diane AZ said...

The mural and Whitman quote are perfect for the adventure you two are on. :) Have fun at Glacier National Park!

Linda said...

I love this mural, Denise!!! The poem is wonderful.

Willow said...

Love that mural. Oh mentioning Colorado reminds me of when I was on Pikes Peak !! :))

ladyfi said...

What a lovely mural. So cheery.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I can't believe how close the wildlife comes up to vehicles etc. A place I'd love to visit.

Marie said...

Great mural and of course Whitman poem! I would love to go to Grand Teton some time! Your photos are amazing!

Annie said...

I sure like this Whitman poem. So much in fact, that I swiped its first line and named one of my blogs after it.