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cbertsch
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States I've Seen
I think this is my first meme -- thank you for the inspiration danlmarmot -- of the calendar year. But I spend a good portion of my leisure time studying maps, so this one pleases me:


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When I was a child, we traveled up and down the coasts. But my parents weren't interested in traveling across the nation's interior. My father already had, taking his parents on cross-country expeditions after he'd finished college. And my mother has long insisted that she's really only interested in trips that involve an ocean. What I've seen from the middle of the United States, then, I've seen since I left home, whether on cross-country trips of my own -- hence South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming -- or for conferences -- hence Texas, Kansas and Kentucky. Of the states remaining on my yet-to-see list, Hawai'i and Alaska are the highest priorities. I don't have a burning desire to see Alabama, Oklahoma, or North Dakota, however. I imagine that Ohio or Michigan will be next on my list, since they are states in which a lot goes on.

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mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: May 20th, 2007 03:02 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
If you end up in Traverse City or Petoskey, Michigan, do fit us in to your intinerary. These are the nearby Michigan towns to us. Even if it isn't one of those two towns (very local small colleges), investigate a visit to us anyway!
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 20th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I will! I'm keen on seeing the more rural portions of Michigan before global warming turns them into South Carolina. And some time wandering around Detroit would surely be instructive, though potentially foolhardy.
mhkrabat From: mhkrabat Date: May 20th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I grew up in the Detroit area and for a short period of time actually lived within the city limits. An excellent overview of much of what you'd see can be found in these two sites.

http://shtetlhood.com/index.html
http://detroityes.com/

In the latter I recommend the Detroit Links in the left hand column. The first link is by an author who had another site called "The Fabulous Ruins of Detroit". Searching for it now leads me to the second link provided. Sahme. I hope it's in there some where. It was an incredible chronical of the decay of a once proud city.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: May 21st, 2007 01:46 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I think I saw that earlier site. It was awesome, if I'm thinking of the same one. There's great art and architecture in Detroit. I'd like to go some day, hopefully sooner rather than later.
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