Ok so it’s been a few (insert time frame… a long one) since I published the Day 4 post about my Bucket List, but I said I’d get to them all, and I will. Just taking my time because there are lots of other fun things to write about.
Day 5: Favorite place in the USA.
Oh hi, I’m an impossible question. Answer me.
Yep, that is how I feel right now about choosing my favorite place in the US… or my favorite place in general, actually. I mean, Paris (where I studied abroad) would be the easy and obvious answer for overall favorite. And in the US, Atlanta, where I grew up, could be an easy response… but somehow that feels a little like cheating.
Would a vignette or two satisfy?
Driving the Blue Ridge Parkway on a summer evening. Start in Black Mountain, NC and head to Craggy Dome Overlook. A comfortable hike, 360 degree panoramic view and the total beauty of the Appalachian Mountains. Make it back into Asheville for a delicious dinner and live music at the drum circle or a quirky indie film at the Brew and View.
San Diego. La Jolla. Coronado. Any season, any time. Picturesque, perfect weather, laid back vibe of the Pacific, and general happiness. I once spent time at Hotel del Coronado in August. 72 degrees, sunny, gorgeous and I learned to surf! I also went to a La Jolla wedding in January. 70 degrees, sunny, gorgeous and I got to explore San Diego. I’m sorry, did you say heaven?
Steamboat Springs, Colorado. As an 8 year old, this was a magical wintery wonderland. As a 25 year old, it is exactly the same, but I’m way better at skiing now 🙂 Family ski vacations are some of my favorite memories – skiing all day, drinking hot chocolate mid-mountain, getting caught in whiteouts, eating bison burgers and playing Apples to Apples. Steamboat Springs is a humongous mountain with endless trails and the town is filled with funky Colorado shops and restaurants… So I’d say this tops out as my favorite place in the US.