21) Nevada: My first trip here was in the fall of 2007, when I went to Vegas with a group of people for a friend's birthday. I've now been to Vegas nine times in all...needless to say, I love it there! On past trips to Vegas I've also visited the Hoover Dam and Red Rock Canyon.
|Trip to Vegas for my baby sister's 21st birthday in 2008. Still the best Vegas trip EVER.|
22) New Hampshire: I honestly can't really remember the exact year I first visited this state. I think it was the summer after 4th (or maybe 5th) grade, whatever year I first went to church camp in Monadnock, NH. I've also been to Portsmouth, and visited Lake Mascoma several times.
|July 2001 trip to Lake Mascoma, NH...still the best NH trip ever ;)|
23) New Jersey: I've driven through here a lot, mostly on my way from Connecticut to Florida and back, but I've also visited friends who lived here, including spending a weekend at Montclair University with a friend who attended there.
I literally do not have a single picture of any one of my trips to Jersey. To be honest, while this surprised me at first, I quickly realized that there are several [good] reasons for it. ;)
24) New York: My aunt lived in upstate New York when I was really young, so I've been all over this state - visiting her in Norwich and going to the Catskills with my family, then later visiting friends in Long Island and of course several day trips (and a couple of actual mini-vacations) to New York City.
|Mini vacay to NYC in March 2005...to see Wicked, of course!|
25) North Carolina: Yet another state that I drove through many many times before ever truly "visiting" it. I went to a wedding in Greensboro in 2002, and that was the first time I actually stopped/stayed somewhere in NC. Since then, though, I've been to the shore a couple of times, including a random last-minute trip to Atlantic Beach just last summer.
|First "actual visit" to North Carolina - my friend's wedding in Greensboro, September 2002!|
Just so I can finish my visited states posts in a timely manner, I've got two more weeks' worth of this for you - but with additional states tacked on ;) Stay tuned!