From the mountains, to the prairies, to the oceans white with foam ... God Bless, America, my home sweet home.
— written by composer, Irving Berlin - 1918
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50 States, 1 Federal District, 16 Territories, 3.8 million square miles, 324+ million people, one Constitution since 1776 ... and home to Nine of Cups and crew.

At 3.8 million milesĀ² (9.8 million kmĀ²)and with over 324 million people, the United States is the world's 4th largest country by total area, and the 3rd most populous. It is one of the world's most ethnically diverse and multicultural nations, and is home to the world's largest immigrant population. Washington D.C. is the capital city and New York is its largest city.  - Wikipedia

We've spent less time in the USA in the last 20 years than we have in the rest of the world, but it's always a thrill when we arrive in America after having been gone for any length of time. Hearing the Immigration agent say "Welcome, home" is music to our ears. We'll expand this page as we go, but for now, check out   "America's Best Idea " ... our national parks ... they're awesome. 

On our infrequent trips home,  we've managed some cross-country excursions which were all about discovering and falling in love with America all over again. If you can excuse the fact that they're still in the old website format, we think you'll enjoy the trips.