Living in Canada has afforded us many opportunities to visit our good neighbour to the south, the United States of America (U.S.A.). It’s such a vast country and each state is different. Wish that we could visit them all!
We’ve taken a few memorable road trips over the years, including:
Corning, New York
Corning was so charming, we went there twice; first in the mid 80s and again about 15 years later.
The city is the headquarters of Fortune 500 company Corning Incorporated, formerly Corning Glass Works, a manufacturer of glass and ceramic products for industrial, scientific and technical uses. It is also home to the Corning Museum of Glass, which houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of glass objects from antiquity to the present. – Wikipedia
The main street had such rustic charm!
There were beautiful antique items on display at the Glass Museum. That was an interesting tour, along with the glass factory.
Atlantic City, New Jersey
This is the longest road trip we’ve taken so far, back in 1992. It was an interesting drive, right through the city of Philadelphia, which we got to know better than expected, after briefly losing our way.
Atlantic City was the inspiration for the game of “Monopoly”. In my opinion the best thing there was the historic boardwalk, which first opened in 1870 and is now lined with fancy Casino/Hotels. If you ventured away from that area, things looked a bit seedy and rundown. This was over 20 years ago, so it may have improved in the meantime.
Since I am the self-professed “Eternal Hippie/Rockchick”, what better place to visit than the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in Cleveland, Ohio? I’d been dying to go, ever since it opened in 1995 and finally got the chance in 2011. What a great museum for any music fan! It took all day to explore and we could have easily come back for more. They also have a store with many rare CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and cool T-shirts. This one’s mine 😀
Taking pictures was forbidden inside the Hall, except the main foyer.
Not all forays into the U.S. were by car. After my parents moved down to San Diego, California in 1974, I had many occasions to visit (going again, next week). The most recent trip was in Sept. 2012 and that time, hubby came with me. We also spent a few days in Las Vegas on the way back. Fun place! San Diego is a beautiful city, right on the Mexican border. You already had a taste of it, when we explored Balboa Park.
Slide show photos ©DDB
* Read more about the Las Vegas strip HERE.
In October 2010, I took a memorable solo road trip, from San Diego, up the coast to Santa Maria, (454 km or 282 mi). The purpose was to meet an internet friend for the first time. How cool is that?! It is one of the most beautiful drives imaginable and I loved it! One of these days, hubby and I would like to fly into San Francisco, then drive ALL the way down to the end of California. So gorgeous!
♫♫Ventura Highway, baby!♫♫ Oh yeah! ☺
In addition to San Francisco, there are more places I want to visit in the U.S., namely, New York City, Key West (Florida), New Orleans (Louisiana) and Hawaii. Here’s hoping!
What are you favourite places in the U.S.A.?
Looking forward to your comments!