I will admit I'm starting to run out of ideas for lists. :) DH suggested this one. I couldn't come up with 10 states I've lived in, so I'm adding ones that I've also had extended vacations in as well.
And an update on K:
I may not get the 2nd wing finished tonight, but I should still have some time to stitch tonight. It's my late night at work, so hard to say how much time she'll get tonight. I'm thinking I'll aim for a July finish with all the beads, etc.
And on to the list!
10 States I've Lived in Or Vacationed In:
I took this panorama while vacationing with my Mom in Vermont. This is the Trapp Family Lodge near Stowe, Vermont. We weren't staying there, but we did walk around the grounds a little. Apparently they play the Sound of Music every night? You don't have to watch though. :)
This is North Hero, Vermont one morning when I was driving through. I had to stop to take this one.
This is Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas Nevada. We got married with a view of this in the background in 2009. There's a conference I sometimes attend there and we went to Hoover Dam last time (2011) and that's to the right. Fortunately the conference is in the fall when it's not too warm there. You can always picks out the Northerners in shorts compared to the Nevadans in pants and jackets. :)
3. New York
A shot of an abandoned train station in Rouses Point, NY. It's a pretty interesting portrait of how the railroad is no longer our main form of transport. I lived in Saratoga Springs, NY for a while. That's a very quaint town and they have horse racing there in the summer.
I don't have any of my own photos from Tennessee, but this is a shot from the Pigeon Forge, TN page. One of my school friends lives in TN and we used to go visit on long weekends. She was pretty close to the Smoky Mountains pictured above. On one memorable occasion the fog was so thick you couldn't see anything past the observation deck, that was cool.
I attended Indiana University and this is a shot from their webpage. This is the main entrance to the school. It's a really beautiful campus and there's limestone buildings everywhere! The limestone makes it difficult to tell what's new and what's old since it looks so similar, and that's a good idea. Most of the limestone is quarried in nearby Bedford. We visited once. The entire town looked grey from all of the limestone dust so we didn't stay too long.
One place we did visit fairly often was (Little) Nashville, IN. It's definitely a tourist destination and has lots of fun little unique stores. I tried divinity fudge for the first time there, amazing!
This photo is from Roadtips.typepad.com
6. New Hampshire
This photo of the White Mountains is from timberlandcampgroundnh.com. I believe that is Mount Washington with snow on it. That's the highest peak in the Northeast US. We hiked a bit of it, but not much. There are lots of outlets in nearby North Conway and that was a fun trip with Mom as well.
I also lived in NH for a few years while I worked there. It's very different than Vermont even though they're side by side.
image from michiganpublicmedia.org
image from ballparks.com
I grew up near Michigan, so we traveled there frequently for day trips. I'm not sure what the top picture is from, but the bottom is Tiger Stadium. My dad was a big Tigers fan, so we were too and we'd go down to games now and again. We frequently went to Port Huron, MI for hockey tournaments and shopping, but that part of Michigan isn't that pretty. Although the Bluewater Bridge that crosses from Canada to the US is pretty cool.
I didn't visit Florida until I was 27! And I only visited Animal Kingdom then, not the Magic Kingdom. I still haven't been there (sorry Keebs!) This is a shot of Universal Studios from my second trip on a conference. This is the part that has all the restaurants instead of going to the main park. It was 6pm, so we didn't want to pay for a full pass, you'd think when they're not going to be open much longer you'd get some kind of discount, oh well.
I can't even tell you how many times we went to Cedar Point. I've been to other places in Ohio, but this is the most memorable. I remember when the Magnum came out and we were so excited to go on it. I think I had my eyes closed most of the way. :) They used to have a fun bobsled type ride too, but that was gone at our last visit. Now it's been at least 20 years since I've been there, so I'm sure it's changed a lot.
10. Rhode Island
The Marble House Mansion in Winter Season.
Source: Happyboomernurse aka Gail Sobotkin
I've visited Rhode Island twice, both times with my parents and once with my Grandma as well. The second time we paid for a tour of these 2 mansions above. Wow... words cannot really explain how grand these places are. The hand painted wallpapers, the glamour, check out some photos on Google search if you'd like to see more. Just type in either mansion and it will show you photos of the inside. The gold room in the Marble House is particularly awe-inspiring.
I hope you enjoyed this mini-tour and tell me what places you loved visiting!