I am a mother, grandmother, technical writer, writing teacher, girlfriend, friend, and many other things. I love to travel, and plan to hit all 50 states by the time I turn 55 (that gives me two more years). I still need: Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. I had planned to visit several during 2020, but the pandemic got in the way. I managed a safe road trip with my cousin to Nebraska and South Dakota, and did something similar with my boyfriend to hit Mississippi early in 2021. I’m most looking forward to an Alaskan cruise when it’s safe, and of course a visit to Hawaii. Yellowstone with friends will help me grab those three states. My next regular visit to Las Vegas (August 2021) will include a day trip to a Utah spa, and I’m planning a visit to the Pacific Northwest to visit a bunch of friends, including a dear friend in Oregon. And that will leave Colorado, a state I’ve heard nothing but good things about.
Number of States Visited
Memorable Travel Experience(s)
Two East Coast road trips. Several trips to Seattle. Florida, of course.
My Favorite Place On My Journey
I love Iowa because I have family there, but I also can't resist the ocean.
How I saw each state and joined the All Fifty Club
With a Purpose
What's next for me on my journey
Travel back to favorite places
Explore more of the U.S.A.
Go to the U.S. Territories