I started this thread as a "favorite state" thread but decided that would be much too difficult. So I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread that commemorates our states in a sort. The goal here is to hopefully get a wide variety of travel experiences, what you found unique, different places you've been, etc. so we get to know our states better.
Things you can take into account:
- cost of living
I'll start with my home state of Illinois. I enjoy the endless miles of cornfields, the sheer beauty of Chicago (Navy Pier, Shakespeare Theater, Lake Shore Drive), interstates that we don't really need, and a whole bunch of little-known secrets. I'm drawing a big blank right now but I'll post more as it comes to mind.
So how 'bout it? What state do you appreciate?