U.S. Travel Dreams

Alabama~ DeSoto Caverns, Noccalula Falls, Dismals Canyon
Alaska~  Dog Sledding Experience; Denali National Park; Mt. McKinley
Arizona~ Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Sedona
Arkansas~ Hot Springs National Park
California~ Drive the Pacific Coast Highway, San Francisco, Redwood Highway, Yosemite National Park, Big Sur Highway, Lake Tahoe, Sonoma, Guide Dogs for the Blind Tour, Jelly Belly Factory, Mrs. Grossman's Sticker Tour
Colorado~ Rocky Mountain National Park, Durango-Silverton Train
Connecticut~ LaMothe's Sugar House, Smyth's Trinity Farms, Mark Twain House
Delaware~ Delware Seashore SP and drive along the coast
Florida~ Swim with Dolphins, Everglades National Park, Key West, Kennedy Space Center, St. Augustine
Georgia~ Okefenokee Swamp, Cumberland Island
Hawaii~ Island Hopping, Tour a Volcano (Volcanoes National Park), Pearl Harbor
Idaho~ Sawtooth National Forest (Stanley)
Illinois~ Chicago in the Fall, Cave in the Roct State Park, Wrigley Field, Tour Eli's Cheesecake
Indiana~ Hoosier National Forest, Notre Dame
Iowa~ Iowa State Fair (Mid August), Tour Hansen's Dairy
Kansas~ Maxwell and Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Dodge City
Kentucky~ The Kentucky Derby, Mammoth Cave, Lincoln's Boyhood Home, Louisville Factory Tour, Maker's Mark Tour
Louisiana~ French Quarter (Beingnets), Russell Rage State  Refuge
Maine~ Acadia National Park, Fresh Lobsters, Maine Coast Drive, Ferry to Nova Scotia
Maryland~ Chesapeake Bay, Assateague Island National Seashore,
Massachusetts~ Boston, Cape Cod (Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard), Fenway Park
Michigan~ Upper Peninsula Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Minnesota~ Northern Circle Loop, North Shore Drive, Voyageurs National Park
Mississippi~ Natchez Trail
Missouri~ Mark Twian House, Onondaga Cave State Park, City Museum in St. Louis
Montana~ Glacier National Park, McClelland Ferry
Nebraska~ Fort Niobara National Wildlife Refuge, Mud Springs, Pony Express Station
Nevada~ Reno, Lake Tahoe, Ruth Copper Pit
New Hampshire~ Mount Washington; White Mountain National Forest
New Jersey~ Atlantic City, Delaware River, Cape May
New Mexico~ Albuquerque's Balloon Festival, Route 66, Carlsbad Caverns
New York~ Cooperstown, Broadway (The City), Statue of Liberty, Times Square, The Adirondacks, Ellis Island
North Carolina~ The Biltmore, The Outer Banks, Kitty Hawk
North Dakota~ Theodore Roosevelt National Park
Ohio~ Covered Bridge Scenic Byway, Maple Farm (Dad knows the name)
Oklahoma~ Grand Lake O' Cherokees, Washita Battlefield
Oregon~ Crater Lake, Oregon Coastline, Whale Watching
Pennsylvania~ Gettysburg, Philadelphia, Liberty Bell, Steeler's Game at Home, Crayola Factory
Rhode Island~ South Country Coast Drive,
South Carolina~ Charleston, Huntington Beach State Park
South Dakota~ The Badlands, Mount Rushmore
Tennessee~ Cade's Cove, Mayfield Plant, Natchez Trace
Texas~ River Walk, the Alamo, Rio Grande; Big Bend National Park
Utah~ Bryce Canyon National Park, Red Rock Country, Canyonlands National Park
Vermont~ Stowe Mountain, Lake Champlain, Ben and Jerry's Tour, Sugarbush Farm, Cold Hollow Cider Mill
Virginia~ Virginia Creeper Bike Trail (completed 4/17/13), King's Dominion
Washington~ Pike Place Market, San Juan Islands, Olympic Route (Olympic Ntl. Park), Mount Ranier
Washington D.C.~ All buildings of the Smithsonian, Seattle- Victoria Ferry
West Virginia~ New River Gorge, Hawks Nest
Wisconsin~ Lake Superior Drive, Whitefish Dunes , Peninsula Drive, Union Free Cheese Tour
Wyoming~ Grand Teton, Jackson Hole, Yellowstone

1 comment:

  1. In Alabama you could go to Huntsville and do something NASA-related. You *should* also go to Bryant Denny, but I can understand how a football mecca might not quite be the culture you're trying to cultivate, Steelers home game notwithstanding. :)

    In New Hampshire, you should detour and go to Portsmouth. It is a beautiful, OLD city and Strawberry Banke is wonderful to walk through, especially in the summer. You can also sit right on the water and eat a lobster that was probably brought right up from the water shortly before you eat it. I know you don't much care for shellfish, but maybe make an exception??

    In New Haven, CT, you can go to Louis' Lunch, the birthplace of the hamburger. They still cook on their original grills. Pretty cool.

    Massachusetts -- Plymouth ("Plimouth") Rock/Plantation, and Salem.

    In NY, you might enjoy going all the way out to the end of Long Island. Montauk, The End. It's beautiful and people don't realize that is also part of NY. And yes, you can drive through the Hamptons on your way. It's really famous, obviously, but it's also wonderful. And by the way, thanks for capitalizing The City when referring to NYC. ;) Smooches!

    In Maine, you should go to LL Bean in Freeport. I know it's shopping, but it's BEAN's!

    I feel inspired by this list and might have to make one of my own ... hmm.