But whereas I’ve never been to these places, Don and Fran Van Polen have. They’ve been all over the US seeking out America’s most majestic landscapes, and they’ve put together a visually stunning film to show us all of it. They start in New England, exploring historic landscapes, including those in Antietam, Maryland, where we learn the story of “Battle Hymn.” Then we move on to our own Wisconsin before South Dakota, Kansas, and Idaho. The journey finishes at Mt. Rainier in Washington State, its fantastically colored foliage a fitting end to the cross country travel.
I’ll be leaving the US for a few years soon, and I regret never getting to see these places before I left. The delicious dinner that accompanies this film sounds especially enticing, even more when I think of the food I’ll be facing in England next year. For those of you still here in Wisconsin, don’t miss this opportunity to explore fall at its finest, and don’t forget that this is also a new opportunity to explore Union South’s new Marquee. Come see Autumn across America on Monday, October 1, 2012 and Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 7:30pm.