Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week’s Tuesday Topic: Where I’ve been, A-Z: Letters A-I!. Remember to link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post.
Judy did a few blog posts on this topic earlier this year and I thought it would be a great Tuesday Topics post! Here’s a list of places I’ve been (letters A-I).
A – Allentown, Pennsylvania. I went to Penn State for my Bachelor’s Degree. One of my friends on campus lived in Allentown so I went back home with her one weekend. It was definitely an experience – I’ll leave it at that, lol. Definitely not my type of city.
B – Boston, Massachusetts. I’ve actually visited Boston a few times, the first being when I was in high school and doing my “college tours”. Ultimately I decided to not go to apply to BU since they didn’t really have a program that fit what I wanted to do. Since then I’ve been back to run a half marathon and meet up with Michelle, and recently I just visited in June to hang out with a friend that was on a work trip.
C – Chicago, Illinois. Of course I had to use Chicago for this one. It’s no secret how much I love this city and I can’t wait to visit again. In my travels to Chicago I have run a 5K, 10K, half marathon and two marathons. I also visited the city for a work conference many years ago. Each time I visit, I explore a new place. It’s a super fun city with amazing food.
D – Detroit, Michigan. I attended MSU in East Lansing, MI for Graduate School but my boyfriend at the time attended school in Detroit so I would go down there at least twice a month. The downtown area of Detroit is awesome – tons to do and lots of restaurants/bars/casinos, but the other areas of Detroit are a little sketchy.
E – Eagan, Minnesota. Eagan is part of the Minneapolis/St.Paul area of Minnesota. It’s also home to one of the largest offices for my job so I have been there to visit a few times. It’s a very laid back town and the people there are so friendly!
F – Forest Hills (in Queens), New York. I was born, and partially raised, in the Rego Park area of Queens, NY. Forest Hills is the next town over so I was often there for a bunch of things – shopping, sports, restaurants, appointments, etc. It’s one part of Queens that I think everyone should explore.
G – Greenwich, Connecticut. Although Greenwich is about 10-15 minutes from me, it’s not a city I frequent often. The vibe (i.e. obnoxious rich people) is just nothing I want to deal with, BUT I do have to go there whenever I get my car serviced and the people there are absolutely lovely.
H – Hartford, Connecticut. Hartford is the capital of Connecticut and one of the largest cities in the state. I visited the area a few times when I was in high school for sports competitions, but haven’t been back as an adult. I know Connecticut gets a bad rap for being a boring state (which is a little bit true) BUT we do have some cool cities, including Hartford.
I – Iowa. I couldn’t think of a place I have visited that starts with the letter “I”, so for this one I’m adding a place I want to visit in the future, primarily to see Kim 🙂
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I’ve been to a lot of interesting places but my favorite place to run is still my hometown, Chicago! That street art running tour I did a few weeks ago with Erica reminded me of what an amazing city it truly is!
I can totally understand why Chicago is still your favorite place to run 🙂 The street art tour sounds like a lot of fun.
Deborah Brooks says
this is super fun! I started making my list too. The second half of the alphabet is a lot more challenging. I’d also like to visit Kim in Iowa sometime!
Some of the letters were super easy to fill in but the others took some extra thinking, lol.
Debbie @ Deb Runs says
You’ve been to a lot of places I haven’t visited. I want to go to Iowa to visit Kim as well!
We should all take a trip to Iowa for a race!
Ha ha, sounds like everyone’s going to Iowa! Get ready Kim! Right now the place I want to visit most is Utah- those national parks look so beautiful and I’ve never been there. I’m looking forward to see how people do with the second half of the alphabet. I bet it gets more challenging!
I’ve heard Utah is beautiful! That would be an awesome place to visit.
The only place I know on your list is Boston!
And of course we all need to do a group trip to Iowa to go cycling with Kim one day. 🙂
I didn’t know that Connecticut was known as a boring state – I always thought that was New Jersey. Ha, the things I learn from these alphabet posts!
I need to tell Kim to get ready for a bunch of visitors, lol.
New Jersey, New York and Connecticut is considered the tri-state area since all the states are next to each other, but New York and New Jersey are more known as the “fun” states, lol.
Ah, I see! Thanks, Kim!
Kimberly Hatting says
These comments are making me smile (and well-up a bit in my eyes).I’d LOVE to have some special visitors come for a stay <3 Iowa has it all…lots of corn, the Iowa Hawkeyes, pig farms (LOL), and plenty of hills to keep us humble.
This is such a great topic for a blog post (too bad I just did my century ride, LOL), but I do plan on a future post with a similar format. It's fun to see where others have been and learn about the various places.
Minus the hills, Iowa sounds fun, lol.
I love this post so much! What a fun topic. I’m sorry I didn’t get to link up and I am making my own list right now!
I forgot that I actually have been to Iowa! That is where we went to pick up our Labrador puppy!
I can’t wait to see your list!
Love this post idea! I started my list and then got sidetracked by work…whomp whomp.
And yes I’m totally up for an Iowa trip 😉
Ha the same thing happened to me and I had to finish up the post late on Monday night, lol.
I didn’t know you grew up in Queens??
I have a good friend who lives in Allentown. I’ve run there many times… there are parts of the city that are very nice.
I would only go to Iowa to race with Kim. LOL
The coolest place I’ve run in was Paris.. Next was Palm Springs.
Looking forward to the rest of the alphabet.
Paris looks like it would be such an awesome place to run because of all the amazing sights to see.
I’ve been to Iceland (for a few hours) so I’ve got you covered there! Right now E is stumping me — I need to flip through an atlas.
Ohh I would love to go to Iceland!
Zenaida Arroyo says
Isn’t there a song about Allentown by Billy Joel? Not sure what that come to mind. 🙂 Yay for adding Chicago to your list! Can’t wait to see your next post.
Yes, I think you’re right about that song!
Thanks. Now I have BIlly Joel, Allentown in my head. Not memorable on my end either other than the Cabela’s we stopped at on the way back from Gettysburg
Iowa for Kim, yes absolutely. Count me in.
Oh Hartford the clusterf*ck that is I84 every time I’m on it
Rego Park I have been to many a time – they had a Kohl’s. My Queens love though is Jackson Heights for the tibetan momos
No clue that Rego Park had a Kohls! I haven’t been there is a very long time – I need to visit.
The Kohl’s is sadly gone. We did get an Ulta in Manhattan though. Both almost made the R train worth it