Today, as we were cruising through Wyoming and then Montana, I was pleasantly surprised to see that these areas have been able to resist development, save for the hundreds of cows grazing in the wide golden pastures. There were few houses and even fewer towns, each with just a handful of buildings and homes. And as we passed through, gazing at them through the glass, I couldn't help but wonder what their lives were like, what stories they would tell.
Have they been effected by the downsizing economy? Have they or anyone in their family lost their job recently? And yet with some sort of news media blaring in every restaurant and gas station we stop in, masquerading biased opinions as facts, I am sure that they have been at least somewhat affected by the recent turn of events and political upheaval. I just hope that regardless of political stance on the recent healthcare proposal, that they will take the time to understand the bill for themselves, instead of trusting mainstream media to deliver an accurate portrayl of the proposal.
But more than that, I hope to one day discuss their views with some of them. To hear their stories, and to have the opportunity to put my finger on the pulse of American's thoughts, beliefs, and values. Until then, I will admire them the beautiful country surrounding us all.