Actually, this is a list of the places I’ve been, but I couldn’t resist the Dr. Seuss reference. I omitted locations in Maryland, where I was born, and Pennsylvania, where I’ve lived my entire life. These are vacations, overnight stays, or specific day trips–I didn’t include every rinky-dink town that we stopped for gas in during a road trip or cities where I had a layover when flying to somewhere else. And, as in my previous lists–no particular order.
- Las Vegas, NV (4 times, and I can’t wait to go again someday. A few friends and I are trying to plan a “girl’s getaway” there late this summer–hopefully it works out!)
- Maui, Hawaii (honeymoon trip)
- Eugene, Oregon (also part of the honeymoon trip–we went to see an Oregon-Oregon State football game. Absolutely wonderful time and I would love to go back.)
- Dunkirk, NY
- New York City
- Ohio–Zanesville, Dresden, Lima, Twinsburg
- Alaska–Juneau and Hoonah (church youth group work camp–I was way too young to appreciate such a trip.)
- Aruba–expensive but worth every penny. We went before Natalee Holloway got snatched, so I was drunk and fearless at Carlos and Charlie’s. If you ever go, be sure allow one night for the Kukukanuku bus (I think I totally butchered the spelling of that). Also, the biker bar is cool. I hopped on the back of a Boss Hoss with a total stranger and took off at 80+ mph down the main drag. Once again, this was before Natalee Holloway. I easily could have been raped, murdered, and chopped into a million pieces. But since I wasn’t, it was a fun time!
- Indianpolis, Indiana
- West Virginia–Alderson, Wheeling
- Virginia–Berryville, Midlothian, Virginia Beach
- Washington DC
- Arizona–Phoenix, Scottsdale
- Washington–Seattle, Graham
- New Jersey–Brielle, Tom’s River
- Lexington, KY
- Outer Banks, NC (northern Corolla in the 4X4 area)–a vacation of sand fleas, killer mosquitos the size of your fist, and being 8 miles away from the rest of civilization. Not fun.
- Florida–Orlando, Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach
I think that’s it. It seems like a long list, but there’s so much of the world–so much of the country!–that I haven’t seen yet.