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I Can't Sleep
Tuesday, Jul 11, 2006 from Lansing, Michigan
Posted: Jul 11, 2006 | 245 words | 1 Comments
It’s late, really late, and I can’t sleep! I’m thinking about Texas, Florida, and Maine. I’m thinking about my return to Michigan one year later, coming across the border and seeing that big blue sign with the lighthouse on it that says, “Welcome to Michigan.” That’s a long ways from now and I’m going to see 49 other signs like that across the country. However, does Hawaii have signs like that? I mean you don’t really cross the border from one state to the next when you enter Hawaii. Maybe there’s a big floating sign on the ocean that you can see from the plane.
My interest in geography goes back to about 3rd grade I believe. I remember learning all the state capitals. I forgot some of them between then and now, but as the plans for the trip have progressed I’ve gone over all of them a number of times again.
So what else am I thinking about? The road. There’s something rewarding about being on the road, admiring the scene as you drive, being alone with the radio turned up and the window rolled down. It’s going to be fantastic to see this country. Being on the road reminds me of a good friend from high school, Andrew. Something about it was always quintessential to life. The freedom of an open road. There’s no doubt that it will be a topic I come back to several times in the next year. -xo
Comment by John Ellenich
From Lansing, MI
Hawaii does have a sign like that (at the airport in Honolulu)...