I need to get out more...
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These are all the states I've been to - only 37%. I should really do more traveling within my own country before I venture to Europe again! It looks kinda funny that I've been to all the states surrounding Nebraska, like I'm avoiding it! Well, Missouri barely borders Nebraska and I haven't been there either. I hear Omaha is a fun city and I'd also like visit St. Louis & Kansas City in Missouri. I counted New Jersey even though I've only been to the Newark airport, but I ran out on some roof exit to smoke with a guy who was either with a Swedish band or going to Sweden with his own band. We had just enough time to choke one down before the long flight to London. Anyway, I think that constitutes having been in Jersey. I drove through New York, a little of Pennsylvania and Ohio to get back from Niagara Falls, but hey - still been there! We ate in Buffalo and I think had a restroom break in Pennsylvania, so that's good enough for me.
We didn't travel much when I was a kid. Well, we never did. Every summer my Mom, brother and I would make the 10-hour drive to her parents' in the Black Hills of South Dakota, but that's about it. Wisconsin and Iowa were close, so we went there once in a while. My dad's office was in Iowa for a while. My dad traveled without us. He won trips to Mexico, DC and San Diego for selling a lot of insurance, but he'd take his girlfriend instead of his family. Nice.
Vacation idea for those who want more U.S. travel: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. I loved it there. Much fun and beautiful. The Black Hills of South Dakota (Mount Rushmore) are very nice too. Of course, don't forget the Twin Cities, Mississippi River Valley and northwoods of Minnesota!