Thursday, April 12, 2007

The 50 states!

Per Nomad's request:
I have visited the following states: Virignia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Massachusetts. My top ten of the remaining states that I would like to visit are:
1. Hawaii. My cousin lives there and I haven't seen her in what feels like forever. Plus, it is very different from all of the places I have visited. And I would love to see black sand.
2. Arizona. I have wanted to see the Grand Canyon in person for years, and I haven't seen any of the southwest.
3. New York. Not just to see NYC and do all of those touristy things, but also to head to Albany county and poke around cemeteries looking for my dead realtives.
4. Missouri. Two cities interest me, the first being St. Louis, and the second being Kansas City. The first is the gateway to the west, while the second is home to Hallmark's headquarters. And supposedly they have good barbeque. I'm always up for a taste test.
5. South Dakota. Yes, even though they won't let you climb on it a la Cary Grant in North by Northwest I still want to see Mt. Rushmore.
6. Oregon. Specifically Portland, to go to the Beverly Cleary Museum and to pose with the Ramona statue.
7. Kentucky. This makes the top ten because one of the things on my life list is to see the Kentucky Derby live.
8.New Mexico. They have a hot air balloon expo/fair/showcase thing every year. And for some reason I want to ride in one. I'd probably freak out, but I can at least say I did it.
9.Vermont. Home of Ben & Jerry's and the Montpelier Chocolate Company profiled in Candyfreak. Yum!
10.Indiana. To see Peyton Manning play at home! Swoon. Go Colts!

Of course, just because it's not in my top ten doesn't mean I don't want to go there. Barring any major disasters I will get to go to the ACRL conference in Seattle in 2009, and maybe even to the ALA conference in Anaheim in 2008. Although, So. Cal. is not my preferred destination, I wish it was in San Francisco instead. Oh well.

1 comment:

rainbowCipher said...

I've traveled the states a bit myself, and seen a few of your top 10, but would gladly go back. I <3 traveling. If it's SF you want... I'm going this summer, if you can fit in a suitcase, you can go with. =D

Enjoy the scenes of SF, rainbow style.