216. Amazing things I saw for the first time in 2012
There is a thin line between experiencing and seeing. I have one blog each for them and here’s the 12 outstanding things I saw for the first time and was mighty impressed.
Gateway Arch in Missouri is one of the best structures I have seen in the US and worth spending a few hours in, around and on top of
Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield is well preserved by the National Parks Service and takes one back in time
Mall of America is the largest mall in the United States and indeed was humongous
Smoky Mountains – this was a grand road trip with a bunch of 20 friends to the Great smokies for the July 4th weekend
4 of the 5 great lakes – I lived across Lake Michigan, dipped my feet in Lake Superior and on my trip to Niagara and Buffalo got to see Lake Eerie and Lake Ontarion. Only Lake Huron needs to be checked out now.
Ford and Microsoft headquarters – while Boeing and Budweiser are the epitome of aircrafts and beer, these two are the American icons of automobiles and software and I saw these buildings in all their glory.
Fall colours in Duluth – This was a beautiful day trip and every moment well worth it. Never seen leaves in more shades than on this last day of September
Christmas in New York – This is due in 10 days and I’m excited. NY was my first destination when I first visited the US in 2010 but that was March and this is Christmas
Cherry Blossoms + White House + The Capitol in DC – DC is a great capital city and we saw 25 things in 4 days but the three that stood out were unforgettable.