The Hidden Treasure

26 July 2022

I often get asked where I would live if I could pick anyplace that I’ve been….

I’ve tried to imagine living somewhere else, but picking a favorite place is like picking a favorite song…. It’s impossible.

It’s much easier to name some of the favorite things I’ve seen on the road, like Niagara Falls, Mt. Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Hubbard Glacier and Quebec City.  That list goes on and on and on.

Of course the ‘big’ things are spectacular! But I am also thrilled by things that may seem ho-hum to others.  For instance, I remember the first time (14 years ago) driving through Alberta, Canada, and how mesmerized I was by the seemingly endless fields of canola. The vibrant yellow of the canola against the blue sky as far as the eye could see was AH-Mazing! 

Fast forward to today, my friend Harvey (who lives in Vulcan, Alberta, Canada) posted a picture on Facebook.  He is standing (yes, standing) in a field of canola!  I would love to see those canola fields again, but more so I would love to see my friend Harvey and his beautiful wife Shirley.

Suffice it to say, that to me, the treasures we find on this earth are wonderful to behold – but the people we meet along the way are the hidden treasure, just like Harvey hiding in that canola field.  If you know me, you are probably not surprised to hear me say this!

I’d like to know of some spectacular thing YOU’VE seen…send me a comment below.  You might give me something to look forward to seeing on my future travels!


  1. Posted by: Lynn James

    I was prompted to say due to to above pic of Harvey in the Canola field that a field of sunflowers is just as spectacular. There is a place near Buffalo in Sanborn, NY that grows sunflowers and opens up their fields to visitors to pick and enjoy their sunflowers. They have a maze, pick your own area and acres of sunflowers to just look at along with a gift shop and picnic area. Well worth a visit in the summer. There are other NY areas that sow sunflowers too if you drive around. I suspect also in other areas of the US too.

  2. Posted by: Ann Pruitt

    Just wanted to let ppl know there’s a lovely video on Youtube of Olivia N-J singing Fly Away with John Oates at the JD tribute at the Colo Music Hall of Fame in 2011. Clips of Jim playing guitar. I was there, it was a magical evening.
    Some older videos are also posted of JD with ONJ.
    RIP friends. A sad day.

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