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January 27th, 2004

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02:01 am

Visited states in red: so far, I've visited 29 of the 50.

I'm amused that after fourteen years of living in Massachusetts, I still haven't found a good reason to go to Vermont or Maine.

(edited/updated after my sister pointed out that I had, in fact, been through Utah and Wyoming on a river-rafting trip as a small child)

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Date:January 27th, 2004 07:17 am (UTC)
Maine: to visit L.L. Bean in person, or to visit Mount Desert Island.
Vermont: to visit Burlington (home of Lake Champlain Chocolates and the Vermont Brewery and Pub), Waterbury (home of the Ben & Jerry's factory), and Jacksonville (home of North River Winery, makers of the best hard cider (look for Metcalfe's here) I've found).
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Date:January 27th, 2004 07:23 am (UTC)
For Vermont, I neglected: White River Junction (home of King Arthur Flour) and Windsor (home of the Vermont Harpoon brewery but more importantly the annual New England Barbeque Championships (held at the brewery)).
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Date:January 27th, 2004 11:48 am (UTC)
You've never gone to L.L.Bean???
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Date:January 27th, 2004 01:59 pm (UTC)
Reasons to visit Vermont:

* Some of -the- most beautiful fall foliage displays you'll ever see - Smuggler's Notch, Quechee Gorge, Killington, Route 4, etc.
* Pogo's hometown of Woodstock, VT.
* Cabot Cheese factory!
* Ben & Jerry's factory!
* Simon Pearce glass store and glass blowing demonstration center
* The Vermonter: turkey, sharp cheddar and maple syrup soaked granny smith apples, on your choice of bread or roll. TEH YUM.

Reasons to visit Maine:
* Gryphon!
* The softest beach ever in Ogunquit.
* Ogunquit. It's just darling. And so very gay, in a much more subtle way than Provincetown. I adore it.
* Portland is a really neat city. With bead stores! Beads, YAR!
* That famous signpost, pointing you to Norway and Sweden and Poland Springs.
* Acadia National Park.
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Date:January 27th, 2004 03:11 pm (UTC)
Having just recently done an article about the national flu epidemic, I found this map's resemblance to this both startling and amusing.
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Date:January 27th, 2004 03:53 pm (UTC)
It wasn't me! I haven't been in any of the western states for more than two decades!

Anyway, influenza has its own LJ. :-)

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