Places I've Visited Challenge
I was inspired to do this challenge on another site but have deleted it there and altered it here to make it fresh. I will be doing this from memory, so I might stretch a few off the top of my head... ; )
A: I have been to Aruba with my fiance on vacation. It was a beautiful island and very interesting but it seems to be always windy there.
B: I grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and lived there until I was 29. I have also visited the Bahamas, which were gorgeous. My fiance WON a free all expense paid trip there, so we partied hard a few years back on that trip!
C: I have been to Columbus, Ohio a few times, mostly for the Rock on the Range concerts. I've also been to Connecticut.
D: During a flight elsewhere we had a layover in Dallas, Texas, but I really didn't get to explore it too much... I've also traveled to Dover, Delaware.
E. In Baltimore we had a mall called Eastpoint, does that count for E?
F: One of my favorite areas is Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I have been to several other Florida cities as well, such as Orlando, Tampa, Miami and others.
G: Another area I lived in Maryland for a few years was called Glen Burnie. Nothing too exciting about that... Also, the neighborhood I grew up in was called Gardenville (and was in Baltimore City).
H: I went to Hazelwood Elementary and Middle School and used to work at a bar named Hazelwood Inn.
I: When I was only a year or two my mother tells me I went on a trip with her and my father to Iowa, but obviously I have no recollection of that. I would LOVE to travel to Italy one day.
J: One of my favorite places to visit on vacation was Jalisco, Mexico when we traveled to Puerto Vallarta and a few other places. Gorgeous country and spectacular fresh foods!
K: King's Dominion is one of my favorite amusement parks and I have been there a couple dozen times probably!
L: I only visited Las Vegas once. I have visited Largo, Maryland in the past -- isn't that where Six Flags America is?
M: I was born and raised in Maryland and have been to many places in this state, from Ocean City and the Eastern Shore to Baltimore, Cumberland, Hagerstown, and about a dozen other areas.
N: About a year after we started dating my fiance and I traveled to Outer Banks, North Carolina. Unfortunately it was during a hurricane, but we had a couple nice days of weather and we had a wonderful time drinking and exploring the area. I have also visited New York and New Jersey several times.
O: Ocean City, Maryland on the East Coast was a favorite vacation spot of my grandparents. They took my sister and I every summer until we were well into our teens and my grandfather passed away. Ohio is another state I have visited on more than one occasion.
P: Paris, France was interesting but much different than I anticipated. I actually went there during a discounted trip in 8th grade and got sick on the day we were to see the Eiffel Tower, which was a bummer. I have also been to Pennsylvania many times.
Q: [cannot think of any!]
R: I had to travel to Richmond, Virginia on a business training a couple years ago and really liked it. The vegan restaurants there were great! : D
S: Six Flags is a great amusement park. There are several locations I have been to, including the one in Tampa and the one in New Jersey.
T: I have been to Texas during a layover flight. I also used to live near a place called Towson, Maryland, which was a pretty cool area. Lots of colleges, trendy shops, and things to do.
U: Having trouble thinking on this one, but I have been to plenty Universities! When I was in high school we took a few senior class trips to visit different colleges and universities.
V: Of course I have passed through Virginia many times. There are some really great places in Virginia and one of my favorites is King's Dominion, as I mentioned earlier!
W: I am currently living in West Virginia, and I have also been to Washington, DC plenty of times.
X: [cannot think of any!]
Y: The only place I can think of off the top of my head is York, Pennsylvania.
Z: Although I don't like zoos now I have been to a few when I was younger on school field trips.
I hope this wasn't too boring. I love reflecting on all the places I've traveled. I have had a full life so far and appreciate many things, and one of them is the opportunities I have had to travel to many different places.
Image Credit » Personal photo taken with smartphone June 2013 in West Virginia