We've been happily back home in the USA for two days now, in Big Sky Montana.
Much of the country we've driven through has been prairie. Today we really got into the spirit and listened to the audio of Little House On the Prairie. So much of what we were listening to we could look out our windows and experience--the sweeping span of grasses, the winds, the large circle of sky, the field hawks, the fact that trees mean water in this country. We saw lots of deer and antelope and prairie dogs, and lots of dilapidated yet charming homesteads which harken back to the Little House days.
Montana is interesting, in that while so much of it is prairie, you will suddenly find yourself in mountain majesty...such as when driving through Lewis & Clark National Forest. Wow. The Belt Creek area was phenomenal.