No. 8: Only Eight…
There are only 8 states I cannot remember visiting at some point in my life: New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, D.C., South Carolina, Alaska, West Virginia and Virginia.
When I was young, our vacations involved driving long distances. Mom, Dad and all four of us kids would pack into our Pacer with the white storage unit on top and the red wooden trailer hitched behind and we would head around the country. We always visted family along the way but also tried to visit landmarks and interesting places. We’ve been to Yellowstone National Park, the Grand Tetons and the Grand Canyon. We also stopped for pictures of Texas Longhorns. I also remember dipping our toes in one of the great lakes after dark as we were driving by.
I love traveling. I love traveling by car. Sometimes, when I’m feeling overwhelmed or stressed, I feel a strong urge to load up the kids in the car and head out. Somewhere. Anywhere.
I credit that to my folks.