Wow, I just got back from a three week cross country tour of the south west. Over 7200 miles in a little less than 3 weeks!. Traveled thru Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada to California. On the way back I hit Arkansas as well as all the other states.
I saw so much! There is nothing quite like spending 8 to 10 hours a day for 4 1/2 days traveling at 80 MPH to get a perspective about how big some of the west is. Prairies, mountains, high plateaus, higher mountains, valleys, more mountains, arid deserts, fertile valleys, coastal ranges, the sea coast, red wood forests, farms and orchards that stretch for miles!
It rained everyday! The road thru Death Valley had water flowing over it!
Nothing outs your problems into perspective like seeing the world. Most of the stuff that I saw took millions of years to create and will be here millions of years after I am gone. To any and all of you struggling with your own issues - take flight. Go see the world! You will be glad that you did.
At the center of every moMEnt of my life is ME!