We just got back from our grand adventure, NY to TX to FL, and then back to NY, and I have to say that I really love road trips. On Thursday, we went through South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Jersey, and then finally NY. Whew! I bought an atlas and the kids laughed at me, but when you’re moving state to state, a phone just doesn’t cut it. Eventually, they understood.
Part of the fun was the different foods in unexpected places. We ate pizza in South Carolina (not too bad), had burgers in a dive in Baton Rouge, and seafood in Florida. All were yum!
Along the way I discovered the states that I could live in, the states that I couldn’t, and the states that I want to see again, to stay a little longer and explore. I think Alabama was my biggest surprise. We stayed in Mobile one night, and I thought the downtown architecture was beautiful. Not anything like what I was expecting. When I’m on a trip, I judge by the landscaping along the highway. Alabama gets high marks for pretty highways (at least along i-10). I have never wanted to stay in Louisiana because it’s so much its own beast and yes, the people are so alien that it makes me nervous. (Apologies to anyone who lives in LA, but I’m sure you feel the same way about TX).
I had a lovely day with fellow whine sisters Julia London and Julie Kenner, and saw Julia’s new renovations (love the chairs). After that we drove to College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M (WHOOP!), and I got to show off the campus to the kids. There is construction everywhere, but it only cements my love for my alma mater.
So, that’s why I have been so quiet. I’ve been seeing the USA. What about y’all? What are your favorite states and why? Any states that you don’t like? Are you a planes, trains, or automobiles person?