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Jul 1
We head to Ixtapa in 20 days! Excited for what I am hoping is a true, unplugged vacation.

We head to Ixtapa in 20 days! Excited for what I am hoping is a true, unplugged vacation.

Cities We Visited - Summit to Shore 2013

Jasmine and just returned from a spectacular trip cross-country… leaving Colorado for over two weeks to explore the Midwest and East as we criss-crossed both the upper midwest and mid-South.  Here’s a list of the cities we visited.  In most of these, we stopped for a meal - so if you want recommendations, we have them!

Wyoming (no stops)

South Dakota

  • Wall, SD
  • Chamberlain, SD
  • Mitchell, SD

Minnesota

  • Mankato, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Bloomington, MN

Wisconsin

  • Madison, WI

Indiana

  • South Bend, IN

Ohio

  • Youngstown, OH

Pennsylvania

  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • State College, PA
  • Hazleton, PA

New Jersey

  • Denville, NJ
  • Boonton, NJ
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Beach Haven, NJ
  • Harvey Cedars, NJ
  • Atlantic City, NJ
  • Trenton, NJ

Maryland

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Silver Spring, MD
  • North East, MD
  • Frederick, MD

DC

  • Washington, DC

Virginia

  • Winchester, VA
  • Strasburg, VA

West Virginia

  • Davis, WV
  • Canaan Valley, WV
  • Charleston, WV

Kentucky

  • Lexington, KY
  • Louisville, KY

Illinois (no stops)

Missouri

  • St. Louis, MO
  • Kingdom City, MO
  • Kansas City, MO

Kansas

  • Kansas City, KS
  • Hays, KS

Colorado

  • Burlington, CO
  • Fort Collins, CO

17 states, 39 cities!  Whew.  What a whirlwind.  In future posts, I’ll add some remarks on these places in more detail.

Did not expect to see this in our pantry. Everyone’s into branding it seems.

Did not expect to see this in our pantry. Everyone’s into branding it seems.

Feb 8
at Boulder Theater

at Boulder Theater

Feb 8
The road to Evergreen, CO #latergram (at Lair o’ the Bear Park)

The road to Evergreen, CO #latergram (at Lair o’ the Bear Park)

Feb 8
Hasta luego summer.

Hasta luego summer.

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The Coffee Facts by Medness

Perusing the “Chinese Restaurant News” while waiting for takeout. Wondering if Jasmine would let me spring for the buffet setup (upper right) =) (Taken with Instagram at Tasty Asia)

Perusing the “Chinese Restaurant News” while waiting for takeout. Wondering if Jasmine would let me spring for the buffet setup (upper right) =) (Taken with Instagram at Tasty Asia)

The sun tucks 2011 away off the Rockies. Happy New Year! (Taken with Instagram at Prospect Park)

The sun tucks 2011 away off the Rockies. Happy New Year! (Taken with Instagram at Prospect Park)

Having just returned from a one-week Christmas sojourn in the Garden State, I’m reminded by the accuracy of this… and what it says for eight million people that live on top of one another.  A sheer mile can reveal the largest of socioeconomic gradations.
I’ll always have a place in my heart for New Jersey.  It is, after all, where all of my childhood neurons were laid down.  I’m just not certain I could raise a family there.

Having just returned from a one-week Christmas sojourn in the Garden State, I’m reminded by the accuracy of this… and what it says for eight million people that live on top of one another.  A sheer mile can reveal the largest of socioeconomic gradations.

I’ll always have a place in my heart for New Jersey.  It is, after all, where all of my childhood neurons were laid down.  I’m just not certain I could raise a family there.