AFTER ALL THIS
After traveling more than five weeks
After covering more than 5,000 miles
After passing through twenty-one
of these United States
After meeting relatives ranging in age
from under two years to over ninety-five
After seeing dozens of monuments honoring
the tenacity of man.
After seeing countless splendors
of a highly diversified divine nature.
After all this, and much much more
that is simply grand about our land
Still we exclaim, with the poet of old
"Be it ever so humble
There's no place like home."
(This article is one of a series of articles
we wrote while taking what became known
to our family in 1977 as our Great Western
Trek, as we travelled from Maryland to Utah.)