This morning I posted this on my Twitter and Facebook accounts:
Immediately people started answering. And the answers varied greatly. From seven to all 50. Some even included foreign countries.
I have always loved traveling. I think it came from when I was young and it seemed as though we were always in the car. My youngest brother spent the first couple of years of his life in and out of hospitals and they were never close — always at least an hour away.
But every time we got in the car it was an adventure. We played all sorts of games — the alphabet game, the license plate game, even travel size board games. The trips passed quickly.
But it wasn’t just trips to the hospital. It wasn’t out of the ordinary for my family to get in the car to drive three hours for lunch. And because we were on the east coast and most of my relatives were on the west coast, we often were on an airplane.
My love of travel has continued into my adult life. Whenever I smell jet fuel it conjures up thoughts of travel and adventure.
When I was living in London in college I got to as many other countries as my bank account would allow. And there are so many more that I missed that I hope to get to some day.
Before I asked that question, I honestly had no idea how many states were on my list. And I only think it’s proper that I figure it out. So here it goes:
ME, NH, VT, MA, CT, RI, NY, NJ, DE, MD, VA, (DC — yes, I know not a state), IN, IL, OH, PA, GA, KS, MO, NE, TX, CO, NV, UT, AZ, NM, CA, and St. John USVI (yes, again, I know it’s not a state)
So I’m halfway there. Guess I need to start buying some more plane or train tickets!
Where have you been? Where would you like to go back?