Getting Caught Up
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Illinois -- I've lived here almost all my life, minus a semester of college in Alabama. And, I AM NOT FROM CHICAGO! I'm from Southern Illinois; I've only been there once in my life.
Missouri -- the first state border I crossed - for a Christmas dinner a week after I was born. Since then, I've been to St. Louis hundreds of times -- school trips, random trips, and this is the airport I use, as well as Branson a few times, and other places.
Tennessee -- one of my favorite states; I've been all over. Nashville -- a great city, Knoxville, and Memphis.
Alabama -- I feel like Alabama is my second home. My grandma was from here, so I've been numerous times for family reunions and gatherings, plus I began my freshman year of college in Birmingham.
Iowa -- I've been here four times. Once for an auction with my family, once to visit a college with a friend, once to visit a college on my own, and last, for a load of farm equipment with my dad.
West Virginia (9/96) -- went here to eat at the Paul Bunyon restaurant (since closed) in Hurricane, and New River Gorge Bridge.
Wisconsin (8/97) -- I crossed the border with my family and we ate McDonald's cheeseburgers.
Virginia (04/00, 08/07) -- typical DC trip: Arlington, Mount Vernon; plus I stayed in Arlington when I was in DC for some job training.
Florida (08/05) -- a brief beach vacation to Destin.
Mississippi (08/05) -- we went out of our way coming home from Destin to go through Mississippi
North Carolina (08/06) -- as part of my 'Southern Tour', I visited the grandiose Biltmore Estate, and saw the Atlantic Ocean for the first time at Wilmington.
South Carolina (08/06) -- Myrtle Beach was the destination
Georgia (08/06) -- the final state of my 'Southern Tour', spent the day in Savannah, and fell in love with city, oozing with Southern charm and history.