Before this week, I had visited only one state in New England — the ancient land of my paternal ancestors. But now, 3 of 6 states have fallen to the tdaxp March of Remembrance
First, I visited the grave of my cousin, H.P. Lovecraft, in Providence. The cemetery that contains many generations of my family is about 25 miles from the town that inspired Innsmouth — and my great-great grandfather sailed to the East Indies, much like old man Marsh….
Of course, Lovecraft wrote of giant indifferent gods and human sacrifice… hopefully nothing like that ever bothered tdaxp’s lineage…
To get my mind off that, I next went to Pawtucket, real-life suburb of Providence and fictional home to the Pawtucket Brewery, from Family Guy. But the town is nearly dry, with beer not sold in gas stations!
Certainly Massachusettes did little to calm my nerves — but — those crazy elusive angles…
But all too soon the trip ended, and we left by water taxi from Boston to the airport. Bye bye New England!
Mere weeks after visiting two of my remaining three south-western states, the old Confederacy buckles under the weight of my travels
In what may be my most adventurous day of travel yet, I have visited four states (Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee) for the first time in one day.
I keep track of states I visited by imagining the electoral college. Any state I’ve been to (meaning slept in or bought something in, outside of an airport) goes for me: states I’ve never been to go against, and states that I’ve been to but do not remember (as a baby) are to a radical third party.
By that standard, my landslide keeps rolling…
“Pics, or it didn’t happen,” you say?
Those following my electoral travel conquest of the United States no doubt have been asking: when will West Virginia join the tdaxp horde?
Thanks for Catholicgauze for taking me to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia!
Thanks to some friendly Mormons who took me on a trip to the Temple Square during my long layover in Salt Lake City today, I can add Utah to my “has visited” column!
Map courtesy of 270 to Win.