First of all, I have never been out of this country. I want to see every part of my own country before I see others.
I have lived on all three coasts…S. Carolina, California and the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I have, so far, been to half the states. I have been to ALL the southern states and am working my way north. My most recent new state to visit was going to Norfolk, Virginia for a weekend.
Whenever I travel, I prefer to see the places that are off the beaten path..definitely not the usual tourist spots. I think that is how I found a Civil War battlefield on a mountain top in Kentucky. It was about as far from the beaten path as you could get and it was one of the best places I ever visited.
I have driven across the country and back again and always stopped at the small local diners because those are the best. I have visited with cowboys in a small diner somewhere south of Odessa, Texas, a very old Native American woman in New Mexico and a cotton farmer in Georgia, among many others. Every place I have traveled has been beautiful in it’s own way..even west Texas where all I could see was dirt and rocks and tumbleweed as I traveled through the barren mountains. I fully expected to see John Wayne come riding down one of them at any moment.
I do so look forward to future travels.