America's Most Scenic Drives
DVD | Box Set
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You will find beauty and adventure around every turn in this dazzling car journey from sea to shining sea. Having the road all to yourself, you will take scenic drives to places such as the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nantucket Island, Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Alaskas Kenia Peninsula, Hawaiis Kuauai Island, and dozens more! Your journey will bring you intimately close to diverse peoples, colorful wildlife, and the most charming, majestic, and spectacular landscapes that America has to offer. DVD 1: From Maine to Key West - Cruise down the most scenic routes of the Eastern Seaboard, driving along Maines rocky coast, stopping to admire the views at Acadia National Park. Motor to charming Nantucket and then continue on to Cape Cod in its entire summer splendor. Admire the brilliant red and orange leaves common to autumn-kissed New England. Stop and appreciate the dramatic motion of the mighty Niagara Falls. Step into a simpler life in Pennsylvanias Amish Country, and then continue south through the Shenandoah Valley, admiring the lush landscapes and diverse wildlife. Embrace the local charm of Chincoteague Island, and the vast beauty of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains. Heading further south, slow down for some time in Savannah, Georgias quaint cityscapes. Finish your road trip at the sunny beaches and blue lapping waves in the Florida Keys, the perfect destination for any drive. DVD 2: From Texas to Yellowstone - Journey through the ever-changing, beautiful American Heartland, crossing the romantic Bridges of Madison County in Iowa. Travel across a landscape of lush green Missouri hills through the Ozark Mountains. Glide through Montanas Big Sky Country, and stream past Texas languid and storied Rio Grande. Then traverse Route 170E and loop through Big Bend National Park. Enjoy one of the greatest scenic drives of the American Southwest at Four Corners: navigating through Bryce Canyon, to Arches National park, to Monument Valley, finishing in Mesa Verde, taking in some of the most dramatic landscapes in the nation. Follow Route 160E towards Durango, Colorado for an Old West adventure. Then cruise through the natural and manmade wonders of the Badlands and historic Mount Rushmore. Conclude the western tour with stops at gorgeous Glacier National Park and the national treasure of Yellowstone National Park. DVD 3: From Arizona to Alaska - Coast across the dazzlingly diverse American West. Begin your journey at one of the worlds favorite vacation destinations the breathtaking Hawaiian Islands and the idyllic beaches on Hawaiis Kauai Island. Then return to the mainland for one of the greatest wonders of the natural world, the humbling Grand Canyon. Next, cruise along the Pacific Coast at gorgeous Big Sur on Route 1 to the wondrous Yosemite National Park. Next, the road heads to the heart of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Regale in the scenic splendor of Redwood National Park, inhabited by gigantic trees the tallest on the planet. Next, head north and east toward Oregons peaceful Crater Lake. Another turn leads to a new Pacific Northwest Adventure from Mt. Rainier to Olympic National Park. Then cruise even further north to Alaskas Seward Highway and Kenai Peninsula, motoring through a blizzard of glorious landscapes and wildlife, and views that will take your breath away. Bonus Disc: America the Beautiful Musical Tribute - Sing the praises of the worlds most beautifully diverse land! Nineteen songs (including Oklahoma!, New York, New York; Shenandoah; Rocky Mountain High; My Old Kentucky Home; Ol Man River; Chicago; Take Me Out to the Ballgame) provide an all- musical backdrop in this rousing tribute to Americas diverse landscapes, landmarks, institutions, and people.
About the Actor
Peter Thomas is the son of a Welsh minister and an English schoolteacher. He learned communication, projection, and enunciation from his parents. In his youth, Peter would read stories aloud to his family, which perfected his technique. Dedication landed a then 13-year-old Thomas his first radio job in a daily drama. After graduating from high school in 1943, he joined the Army and was one of 28 replacements sent to Omaha Beach the day after D-Day. Peter served this country proudly in World War II with the First Infantry Division in Europe. The life-altering experience gave him a deeper appreciation for fellow soldiers, his country, and freedom. He returned to radio after WWII and attended college as an adult learner through the GI Bill. He also married his high school sweetheart, Stella Barrineau. He eventually left college for a job with CBS television in New York. Thirteen years later, Peter left CBS to pursue freelance narration and documentary work full time. Peter still works everyday and has dedicated himself to improving the community through charitable work with Stella. He is also a devoted veteran, serving as a board member for the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, contributing to the MIA Society and Veterans Council, and organizing the 50th Anniversary Veterans of Naples Parade.See all Editorial Reviews
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