Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our Favorite Atlases

Do you have a favorite family atlas? I thought I would share our favorites. E10 is the kind of guy that loves to pour over atlases and incidentally almanacs. One Christmas I insisted on getting a US Road Atlas and an almanac from that year. Dan thought I was being ridiculous. I'm here to tell you that they were two of his favorite gifts that year. I wonder when it's time to get him a current one??

Without further mumbling...our favorites are the National Geographic World and US Atlases for Young Explorers. I like the way they have icons in the map for showing industry and natural resources. Plus, the map depicts the topography really well.

Please excuse the blogging indiscretion. Yes, those are my legs. Back a few weeks ago actually when I could still wear jeans. Hmmm...I wonder how long post-op before I can wear my jeans again...

I waited on the World Atlas for about a year and a half before I finally succumbed. It is the newer addition.

I have a real thing for satellite and physical maps! So pleasing to the visual learner.

1 comment:

Melinda said...

So happy you let us peak inside your atlases! I've got some budding world explorers (especially one who thinks she was born to live in Africa!) who can't seem to get enough of National Geo, but I'd never thought of looking into their atlases. Guess I'll add them to my Christmas list...

Enjoy your day,