This month, I'll be taking part in the Blogging A to Z April Challenge. Each day during the month of April (except Sundays), I'll be submitting a post beginning with a different letter of the alphabet. My theme for the month is "Oh the Places You'll Go!". Basically a look at some of the places I have been, along with a handful of places I would still like to visit. With that being said, today's destination is the West Coast of the United States!
I had a few different ideas for W. Initially I was going to write about Waterbury, Connecticut because I lived there for a few years with my dad while I was in college. However, I didn't have a ton of good memories from living there and I didn't want to depress you all. Then I considered Willits, California because I worked at a summer camp not too far from there. It was a beautiful place and I'll always remember it as a turning point in my life, but I'm sure I'll speak about it in another post sometime.
For this one, I eventually settled on the West Coast. I know it sounds vague, but it was just so hard to pick one place. I grew up on the East Coast of the US, so I always viewed the West Coast as this mysterious and beautiful part of the country. In a way, I could really understand how Lewis and Clark must have felt before they left to go explore that part of the country.
So far I've had the chance to visit Northern California and a small piece of Oregon, but there are a TON of places west of the Mississippi that I still want to see. Here are the top five West Coast destinations I'd still like to see.
The Grand Canyon
The Pacific Coast Highway
We're starting to wind into the final days of the A to Z Challenge. Tomorrow should be my biggest challenge because I don't have an X destination in mind yet. Stay tuned to see what I come up with!