What I did in 50 states

  1. Alabama: Spring break in a trailer with my grandparents
  2. Alaska: Saw a sea otter in the wild
  3. Arizona: Toured Biosphere 2
  4. Arkansas: Visited the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site
  5. California: Swam with Julian Sands at the Chateau Marmont
  6. Colorado: Dodged deer in a parking lot
  7. Connecticut: Sat in car with heated seats for the first time and was pretty sure I had wet my pants
  8. Delaware: Ate Thrasher's fries on the boardwalk in Rehoboth
  9. Florida: Petted Hemingway's six-toed cats in Key West
  10. Georgia: Listened to a lot of Mitch Hedberg
  11. Hawaii: Failed at surfing
  12. Idaho: Hiked to the top of a cinder cone
  13. Illinois: Swam in the most glorious hotel pool ever
  14. Indiana: Stood on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  15. Iowa: Visited the house my Dad grew up in in Marshalltown
  16. Kansas: Visited the Brown vs Board of Education historic site
  17. Kentucky: Ran the Bourbon Chase
  18. Louisiana: Saw the Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  19. Maine: Watched my niece go down the pool slide 100x
  20. Maryland: Danced at Seacrets
  21. Massachusetts: Swam in Comet Pond
  22. Michigan: Tapped a sugar maple
  23. Minnesota: Saw the northern lights
  24. Missouri: Went to high school
  25. Montana: Paddled the Clark Fork
  26. Nebraska: Saw my cousin get married and ate a runza
  27. Nevada: Awoke to: Hail, noble guest, this is your wakeup call
  28. New Hampshire: Attended pumpkinfest
  29. New Jersey: Roller coastered in Wildwood
  30. New Mexico: Mistook a skunk for a tiny priest in Taos
  31. New York: Survived my 20s
  32. North Carolina: Mini-golfed on Jockey's Ridge
  33. North Dakota: Saw the World's Largest Buffalo in Jamestown
  34. Ohio: Elementary school
  35. Oklahoma: Spent the night in a Frank Lloyd Wright skyscraper
  36. Oregon: Got fried in Sunriver
  37. Pennsylvania: Visited my grandpa's shoe store
  38. Rhode Island: Stayed at Owen Wister's house
  39. South Carolina: Ate sushi on Hilton Head
  40. South Dakota: Saw my gram get married
  41. Tennessee: Got a truck stuck in the mud
  42. Texas: Attended a HIV conference
  43. Utah: Jaw dropping views in the Uintas
  44. Vermont: Failed at snowboarding
  45. Virginia: Wore a tri-cornered hat in Williamsburg
  46. Washington: Finished a half Ironman
  47. West Virginia: Resorted at Oglebay
  48. Wisconsin: Faceplanted at the finish line of a cross-country ski race
  49. Plus!
  50. DC: Fell off the Triceratops at the Mall
  51. Puerto Rico: Spent the night in a casino
  52. Virgin Islands: Saw a lot of wild donkeys on the beach