Painted Hills unit of John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
The Painted Hills unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument is rich in plant, seed and flower fossils. Of course, while the average person will never see any of these items in the 'wild' they will be treated to the spectacular mineral stained hills that yield this bounty of fossils.
The Crooked River carved 300' deep through Columbia River Basalt at the Crooked River Gorge. Highway...
http://www.maryhillmuseum.org/stonehenge.html Near the town site of Maryhill, Washington, three miles...
The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.
The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.
The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.
The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seatle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer.
Text by Steve Smith.