A public service announcement from the rural parts of America:
Hello there, friend. I’m the country. Chances are, within the past week or three, you flew over or motored right through me. And that’s okay, of course – life’s hectic, and it’s a long way from here to there. But I miss you.
Getting here is an easy two-step process. First, figure out where everyone else is. Then, head in the other direction:
Perhaps grizzlies and tundra aren’t your thing? Bask in the warmth of my untrammeled Hawaiian shores:
All in all, stateside, just under 155,000 people live in my 2,120,000 square miles: 0.05% of the total U.S. population spread across 60% of the land. In other words, when you visit, you’ll have plenty of room to stretch, pitch a tent, and build a campfire. Or bang on the bongos, strip naked, and prance around like an antelope. Whatever makes you happy.
Looking forward to seeing you soon!