Christine Lofgren, she who planted a Bristlecone Pine tree, writes:
Thanks for your post and for planting the seed in my head about using our “tourist eyes.” Growing up as an Army brat and then continuing to move around once I was out on my own, I was lucky in that I was never in any place long enough to grow complacent about the locale.
Washington, NH.. I remember many times up there in the fall when you’d see ten out-of-state cars for every one with NH plates. People came from all over to see the fall foliage, and while that was annoying in some ways, I fortunately didn’t live in NH long enough to lose my tourist eyes; I understood why those tourists were there.