Visiting the East coast fam
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May 8th, 2008 – by: elizabethstern
I am born and raised in the Northwestern, parts of the US. I live in the Southwest parts currently. My father is from the eastcoast and I have been traveling the 4,000 miles to the northeast states since I was a kid. So far on this trip, I have seen 14 Southern Baptist churches, more brick homes than I can count and lived thru some tornado alerts and warnings. It is green, greeen in these parts. Small towns and country roads. Oregon is green too, but not so humid. A lot of fried foods, and WalMarts. The people out here are extremely friendly and have great Southern hospitality. I am trying to get up to the Washington DC area as it is about a 4 hour drive. If you can get up there, anyone should check out the Smithsonian museums, they are huge and there is many, ,The tomb of the unknown Soldier, The Vietnam Memorial, The Capitol and the Holocaust Museum. I was AZ, last week at Lake Havasu, also known as one of the top spring break party palaces in the US. People rent pontoon boats and tie up to new friends boats, and party the day away.....At night people go Cocomos at the Famous London Bridge Hotel which has the Original London Bridge that was shipped to the US in pieces, whenever it is that they bought the currently standing London Bridge:). Before my time in Havazu last week I was in Portland, Or. I stayed on the Columbia River that separates Washington and Oregon and is also known for the Columbia River Gorge near, MT. Hood. Portland is known for any outdoor activity you can think of from the annual Bridge cycle, to the famous Timberline Lodge , where I learned to Snowboard. We have windsurfing in Hood River where the Full Sail Brewery is and hiking on Multnomah Falls only second in size to Niagra Falls. As you can tell I am a fan of my home state. I am lucky enough to fly home about once a month.I was in S. California last month just hangin with family and friends. LA and San Diego.....We'll talk about them lata as I have been exploring those parts my whole life as well, since my mom is a born and raised californian who moved to the beautiful Northwest in 70's. I went backpacking in Central America for 5 weeks the beginning of the year(whole notha story) I love life and can't wait to see the rest of the world but there isn't anywhere, US and or the rest of the world that I wouldn't want to see, If I am offered the chance...... Next stop China......2 weeks and counting
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