An Updated “State” of Affairs
It’s already happened once or twice. My one-week iPhone game fast became a 30 day fast; Mary-Hall upped the ante on taking her son to the children’s museum. And today, I’m making an amendment to one of my list items:
5. Visit a new state
And just to keep it interesting, here’s a picture of a map of the US. The states I’ve visited are in light blue, and the states I have yet to visit are in the dark blue highlighter color.
As you can see, the North Mid/West needs a little love as does the very Northeast. And Arizona who is clearly feeling left out. But back to the events at hand. How am I revising this list item? I’m adding a clause to #5 so that it now reads….
5. Visit a new state OR major city
It’s not that there aren’t plenty of states left for me to visit….it’s just that most of them aren’t exactly near to me and I don’t really have a reason to visit any of them (hence the reason they have remained un-visited by me to this day) thus making visiting a new state a tricky and potentially expensive proposition. So the added clause opens the playing field a bit. For instance, I’ve been to Georgia many times including a trip to Atlanta just this past weekend. But I’ve never been to Savannah and I’ve always wanted to go there. So that could totally be an option to fulfill my #5. And I don’t think that’s a cop-out. I think it’s a perfectly legitimate adaptation of the original list item. Here are some major U.S. Cities I’ve never visited that I’d love to see: (the * designates a two-fer……a new city AND state!)
Los Angeles, California
I do find it mildly amusing that I’ve visited a new country this year, but not a new state.
I’m open to suggestions. Where should I visit?
ADDENDUM: Husband pointed out after having read this post that I’ve also been to Virginia…..SO…..there’s that. 🙂