Ok, so I had some traveling to do over the last thirty days, and in that time I have been in four states...my home state of Tennessee, Iowa, Illinois, and Indiana.
Now...let's start with Iowa. I was born and raised in rural Oregon and now live in Tennessee, far be it for me to have the audacity to make fun of anyone elses state...but WHAT DO Y"ALL DO IN IOWA?!?! Everyday I had a 40 minute drive into where I was working. My drive was...cornfield, cornfield, cornfield, silo, barn, cornfield, tractor. AND apparently this is OFFseason for corn, so it wasnt even pretty cornfields(which I'm told are considerably more interesting)it was miles of burnt cornfields! Say what you want about Tennessee but Iowa is as COUNTRY as anything I have seen in the South without the accent!
Now...if you think I am just going to continue on about "I" states that I dont ever want to visit again...you are WAY wrong. Trip number two was Chicago, Illinois. And all I can say about Chicago is that it may very well be my new favorite city. Well...maybe behind Nashville and Seattle...but definitely high on the list. What an amazing town! No cornfields, just incredible skyscrapers, Wrigley Field, 312 Beer, the "El" train and kick ass pizza! Now THAT is a town worth going back too! Well done Chicago!!!
And the last stop...Evansville, Indiana. Really, there are no words.
But its good to be back in Nashville, a town I have grown to love and call home. Next week is Southern California, a place I used to call home. And who knows after that. This country has some unique places, and even if I make a joke or two about parts of it, I look forward to continued travels and seeing what else is out there!
But its good to be home for now.