Thursday, May 08, 2008

Find Your Spot

So Ronnica really made me want to find my spot. You can too!

Here's the top 24 places suggested for me to live... very interesting - (my comments are in red after each one):

Norfolk, Virginia - Heart of the Hampton Roads. This spot was the only American city completely destroyed and rebuilt in the Revolutionary War; a British cannonball in St. Paul's Church wall is a reminder…
I've never visited this city, but I think I know several people from there!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma - Big City on the Plains. Located in the heart of America, visitors to this town can use water taxis to visit restaurants and shops in the famous Bricktown district…
I wonder if Ronnica likes this one for me.

Nashville, Tennessee - Music City, U.S.A. - Though best known for its music, this spot also boasts the Hermitage, home to Andrew Jackson, Americas first president from the wild "West"…
I could join Alicia's other friend Nicole.

Cincinnati, Ohio - The Queen City - This big Ohio city with the small-town feel is home to baseball's first professional team: the Reds started in 1869…
My aunt and uncle used to live outside this city. I visited there... but don't remember loving it.

Toledo, Ohio - Glass City of the Great Lakes - Michigan and Ohio were ready to go to war over possession of this town in 1835; President Jackson awarded it to Ohio…
That sounds like a place where people on tv live.

El Paso, Texas - Where the Sun Always Shines - This ultimate "Old Southwest" city actually has a minor-league ice hockey team, the Buzzards…
down in the west Texas town of El Paso... i can hear my grandpa on the guitar in my head right now

Carlisle, Pennsylvania - The Waterfront Capital - The Rockville Bridge near this Pennsylvania town was built in 1901 and is still the longest stone arch bridge in the world…
the bridge sounds cool... not really

Minneapolis-St Paul, Minnesota - Wealth of the Twin Cities - Enjoy Broadway productions or local gems in this city which features more theater seats per capita than any other city outside New York…
i've been there - and know people there... so that could be fun

Charlotte, North Carolina - The Queen CityHome to First Union and Bank of America, this spot is renowned as a financial center…
it's like home, sort of. (i live in Raleigh, but i'm from western north carolina and have spent lots and lots of time in Charlotte)

St. Louis, Missouri - Wonder of the Modern World - The Sporting News recently named this the best sports city in North America…
well, okay. that's a cool arch they've got...

Seattle, Washington - The Emerald City
The game "Pictionary" was developed by a waiter in this town in 1986…
sleepless?

Cleveland, Ohio - The New American City - This city is the home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum…
again. for tv people.

Columbus, Ohio - A Capital City - The bold Neighborhood Pride initiative in this Ohio city is building community while making the city safer and cleaner...
what is up with all these ohio cities?!

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - City of Three RiversThe world's first all-motion picture theater, the "Nickelodeon," opened in this steel city in 1905…
that could be cool

Kansas City, Missouri - City of Fountains - Residents of this city have access to all the lip-smackin', finger-lickin' barbecue they can get at more than 90 local barbecue joints…
no way. no how. they have a horrible airport... right julie?

New York City, New York - The City That Never SleepsThis great city was once known as New Amsterdam, until the British seized it from Dutch settlers in 1664...
NOW we're talking!!!

Chesapeake-Virginia Beach, Virginia - The Southern Tidewater RegionThis Virginia beach town's annual Neptune Festival features sports competitions, an arts and crafts show, and a Grand Ball…
see my notes for Norfolk

Detroit, Michigan - The Motor City - The first State Fair in the nation was held in this Michigan city in 1849…
nah... that place is just an air hub for me. although i did visit a very special family in Ann Arbor once at UofM Children's Hospital

Bergen-Passaic, New Jersey - Better than the Big Apple - Just west of the Hudson River, this area offers high-quality family-friendly communities within easy reach of The Big Apple…
better than the big apple? i wonder if the folks in ny know that's their logo

Long Island, New York - The Great Island - This largest island on America's East Coast offers an incredible variety of cultures and landscapes…
yay again!

Augusta, Georgia - Georgia’s Garden City - The Masters golf tournament is held in this Georgia town each year…
i'm not into golf... but i do love my friends from augusta!

Where's your spot?! :)

3 comments:

Ronnica said...

It's so crazy, 2 of my friends had OKC on their list, but I didn't on mine. It's really a cool place to live, though, if you don't mind driving (it's the largest city in the world, area wise).

Josh & Donna said...

so i don't like this list cause it didn't say hiawassee, ga.

julie said...

haha...thanks for helping me smear kci's image! i mailed my letter a week ago and still no reply. they have one more week before i'm writing ellen!