I cannot believe I haven't been to a new state since 2013, BUT thanks to my lovely life as a jetsetting PR girl, the gig sent me to Seattle, so I knocked Washington State off of my list. In true business travel form, I was in and out in less than 48 hours, BUT from what I can see, I can tell why people like Washington.
Let me start off my saying is it melanin deficient. There was lots of non-whites, but not lots of blacks. Wikipedia told me that a lot of Asian immigrants and tourists stop in Seattle. Makes sense.
Wikipedia did not tell me why black people did NOT settle in Seattle, but hey, there's only so many of us. We have to congregate somewhere and Seattle did not make the cut.
The city is beautiful. It's a true city. Bustling downtown, pretty skyline, water and terrain (options!!!), amazing restaurants and lots of craft beer and coffee. When I was there, I felt like everything I saw or experienced was expertly crafted. Like I should be following Seattle on Instagram because I'm going to like everything they put up.
I 100% see the appeal of the city.
In my opinion, loving the East Coast the way I do, Seattle isn't worth the 4-hour flight from Chicago strictly for a vacation. But if someone I loved was having a baby shower there, it would be worth it to go and stay a few extra days.
Let's talk about these last 15 states... it's not looking too good fam. The way my budget is set up, I can only really take one non-work trip a year (or every other year) and I'm not going to damn South Dakota on my one vacation.
I turn 35 next year, so I was thinking maybe I could do 50 by 50, but again, not taking a vacation to Idaho...
Lastly, I have in my drafts "Things to do" in each of these states. I don't have time to dedicate to editing, proofing and updating these drafts, so it's just awesome content that no one will see. #MomLife
Might Don't Make It States:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- South Dakota