After months of trying, I can rattle off the names of all fifty states now. (4 As, Ws, and Is; 8 Ms and Ns; and I never forget the Ss or the single P any more). At one point, while driving, I was imagining a color-coded map, with the few states I haven’t visited in red, the ones that I’ve only driven through in orange, the ones that I’ve lived in purple, the ones where I’ve spent more than a month in blue. The vast majority of the map would be yellow and green, signifying time spent of more than a night, less than a month.
I think that map, though, needs something like stars, too, for how beautiful a state is, how much I love it. Florida — despite all of its craziness, the news stories that start “only in Florida,” the ways in which it is really weird — would get a gold star, because say what you will about Florida, sunrise here is spectacular.
It feels good to be home.
Judy, Judy, Judy said:
It is beautiful. Glad you’re feeling at home. Are you enjoying NANO?
I hate NaNo! I wasn’t even trying this year and the pressure has still gotten to me. I keep writing terrible words just for the sake of writing them.
My visits to Florida have all been at the wrong time of the year — hot, humid, with way too many lizards! LOL Glad you’re back home again.
I think the lizards are year round, but FL is definitely best appreciated in winter!