Monday, June 8, 2009

Oh, the places I've been...

Actually, looking at this lovely map, I've only been to 30% of my very own country. I've been to quite a few New England states, but they kind of all got mixed together on a manic family vacation one year. Also: "drive-thru" states don't count!

Create your own visited map of The United States

1. Best family vacation ever: Hershey, PA. A chocolate lover's dream. Even the streetlights are Hershey kisses. Unfortunately, I was sick and all I could stomach was chocolate milk. *sniff*
Also on that trip, a tour of Gettysburg. I'm not much of a history lover but it was pretty incredible.

2. Best honeymoon ever: Savannah, GA. We stayed at the Hyatt Regency, which I've since learned is considered a pimple on the face of Savannah by the locals. We liked it just fine.
Essential dining experience: The Cobblestone Cafe, a hole- in- the- wall restaurant on the Riverwalk which has since closed down. Sucks to be you.

3. Best summer camp ever: Detroit Lakes, MN. Young Life's Camp Castaway. A rock wall, zip line into Pelican Lake, tubing, parasailing. What more could a 14-year old want?

4. Best non-family vacation ever: New Orleans, LA. Went with Senior Planning Board (aka Girl Scouts) at the tail-end of Mardi Gras. Did touristy sightseeing portion of trip (parade floats, eating alligator...) Oh and saw a mini-parade of naked men marching by our hotel. Good times...

5. Best Steve and Sarah trip ever: St. Louis, MO. Our very first all- by- ourselves camping trip. Our tent got broken into by raccoons. No, I don't mean, oops we left the door open and they got in. They BROKE in. As in, they made their own door. Ah, memories. Also, Union Station. Steve is the ultimate planner and I'm more of a fly by the seat of your pants kind of girl so we're quite the pair.

Up next (if I'm lucky):

Crater Lake, Oregon. With a view like this, who wouldn't want to go? Twenty million calendar pages can't be wrong, can they?




Crescent City, California. To see the giant redwoods. I know this area is protected, but how cool would it be to camp there? Just sleep there with nothing but the trees to canopy you.




Grand Canyon, Arizona. Preferably with a donkey. Though I'd probably feel sorry for the donkey and just let him walk unburdened.

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16 comments:

Snowbrush said...

I've been to 48, but lost interest after that. Peggy would like to do the 50, and she has only one left.

Interesting thing about Crater Lake. The locals don't go there much because you can't boat or fish. It's around 7,000 feet or so as I recall (high, I mean), and quite deep too. Snow can fall there any month of the year. My town of Eugene is only 150 miles or so from it, but a different world due to Eugene's elevation only being 400 feet. Snow is uncommon here even in winter except in the higher parts of town (around 1,000 feet). The hills around town get quite a lot of snow though, so we see it even though we're not in it.

Michelle H. said...

Yes, the tales of Hersey are a chocolate lovers paradise - although I've never been there. Funny, since it would probably be maybe a two-hour drive, if that, you sneaky Redwing fan.

Granny on the Web said...

I am ashamed to say, I am not well travelled at all, even in little old UK where we have much less ground to cover.
But I have been to Boston USA, just to visit my son and his family, they live in Dover near there.
Love Granny

MOM said...

You need to add California to your map. You spent a lovely 10 days there, visiting the redwoods and Disney world when you were younger. And why don't drive thru states count? You were there. You looked out and you saw the country? Why not add Canada on there too? It's close to home yes, but it IS a different country! You've been to Toronto a few times as well as many other lovely places.

Daryl said...

Love this post and thank you for coming by to visit mine!

Joan said...

Yes, the west is BEAUTIFUL! :)
We have a very, very old picture of Crater Lake hanging up. We bought it at a garage sale. I have been researching the photographer but haven't had any luck yet.

Barry said...

Memorable moments to last life time. Because of the job I once had I've been to all but one of our provinces here in Canada. I have to get to Newfoundland one day because i hear it's beautiful and so I can say I've been to every one.

MoziEsmé said...

Hershey was wonderful! I went to high school not far from there...

And if you do make it to Crater Lake, let me know! We're in the "gateway" to Crater Lake (1 hour away) - so you'll pass by our house driving there, though we actually haven't visited since we've moved here. It really is beautiful - this whole area is.

Darla said...

My map doesn't look much different from yours. I'll have to post one to my blog. One of these years, we really need to get west of the Rockies.

Though I have great plans for when we move back to Texas: fix up our convertible and take a road trip, just my husband and I, along US 281, which goes from Mexico to Canada, and pretty much right past our house. I love road trips, and it would be a great way to see a part of the country I've missed so far.

david mcmahon said...

They're on my must-visit list, Sarah!

Woman in a Window said...

Three fantastic places to visit. Breathtaking scenery. I would love to go.

Brian Miller said...

hershey park...almost as bad as vegas, just with sweets. fun place. great post! congrats on the mention from david!

Lori ann said...

Hi Sarah, i'm over from Davids, congratulations on post of the day mention! I love this idea of the fill in map. I love to travel too.

Yes, i think you do need to come out here to the west coast, there's lots to see!

take care ☺
Lori

Craig Glenn said...

Hi Sarah,

You have been more places that me that's for sure! Great post and congrats on POTD!!

Craig Glenn
http://craigsobservations.blogspot.com

San said...

You've been to some great places, Sarah. It's the quality not the quantity, but your quantity is pretty impressive too.

I wandered over from David's. What a treat!

♥ bfs~"Mimi" ♥ said...

Here from David's, and congrats on POTD. Very interesting post, and I'll have to try out that map!