i think the best way to see the country is with one's eyes. the information captured optically is so much more visula than that captured through the ears, nose, mouth and touch receptors.
these photos memorialize who we were when we saw the country more than they do the country that we saw. nonetheless, they seemed, at least at the moment, worth sharing.
appropriately, no method for smelling the country can beat one's nose. (this is nonesense)