My journal is a place of possibilities, synchronicities, action plans, and choices. As my husband and I traveled on a plane last month to Miami for our annual trip, I thought about the restaurants, night life, beaches, and local color. There are so many activities to do, but chilling on the beach and soaking in the sun is my favorite.
Reflecting back on my trip, I thought about where else I want to go. As much as I would love to travel outside of the US to Greece, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, and England, I have always wanted to explore more of the country I love.
Then I thought about all the states I have visited. Some were just a drive through, but others were part of a scheduled visit to family, a soccer tournament, or a vacation.
How many states haven’t I visited and what did I do or see in the ones that I did visit? Was it memorable? Do I want to go back? Well there’s only one way to find out:
Arizona Yes–saw a college game when I was 19
California Yes. San Diego for two of Stephen’s soccer tournaments. Would probably never have gone otherwise. Love it and would go again! San Francisco–same trip as Arizona at age 19.
Connecticut Yes. Soccer and family
Florida Yes. Many times to Disney, Stephen for soccer, visit family, annual trip to Miami
Maine Yes. Took a couple trips with our boys when they were little to York. Very fond memories
Maryland Yes. Stephen for soccer
Massachusetts Yes. Visit family and friends and recently to cheer my friend Kathy as she ran the Boston Marathon! Absolutely love Boston!
Michigan Yes. When I was a teen to visit my Uncle Steve and my cousins.
Nevada Yes. Lake Tahoe for my honeymoon. Las Vegas for my twin nephews’ christening 26 years ago and last year on a trip with my hubby and got to see my aunt, uncle, and cousins.
New Hampshire Yes? I think for soccer.
New Jersey Yes. Many times for soccer. Karate dinners and a sketchy visit to Elizabeth General Hospital when I ripped up my knee doing a tornado kick.
New Mexico No
New York Born here. I may need to venture deeper into the state and look for locations I’d like to visit and explore.
North Carolina No
North Dakota No
Pennsylvania Yes. Went to my cousin’s house a long time ago. Hershey Park when I was 7 and vomited all over my mom! Ah the memories. Soccer with Stephen and took him to Hershey Park, but we only visited the candy store!
South Carolina Not yet! Going this month and can’t wait to see the Angel Tree-the largest oak tree in the US and hopefully chilling on Myrtle Beach.
South Dakota No
Texas No, but want a girls’ trip to visit Lynn, Karen’s sister!
Vermont Yes. Skiing, Shopping in Manchester, love Northshire Bookstore, many bed and breakfasts places, and soccer.
Virginia Yes. Soccer and when my sister and her husband moved there.
West Virginia No