So when I was in Boston exploring Newbury St, I found this at Forever 21:
I really wanted to buy it in Boston but because of the size, I didn’t buy it. I wasn’t sure how to transport it because I knew it wouldn’t fit in my luggage.
The retail worker in me then took a picture of it, and a picture of numbers/barcodes. I then went home and tried to find it at the Forever 21 stores by me but no luck. I then asked an employee if they can search for it for me. It was only either at a mall pretty north from me, or the Michigan Ave store in Chicago (which is the equivalent of Newbury St in Boston)
I finally had time today after work to walk to it and buy it! I was so excited. But I need to find more things to out on there, and more push pins to place where I want to go.
I really hope one day I live somewhere with enough wall space to have one of those awesome travel maps from National Geographic of the world. And I have some rather travel bucket list items. They are:
-step foot on every continent (just USA so far since Canada and Haiti don’t count but I’ve left the country!)
-see an Illinois football and basketball game at every big ten stadium (I got both done for Illinois, Northwestern, and Wisconsin. I’ve seen a bball game at MSU and a football game at Michigan) and they need to stop adding people into the big ten or else I’ll never finish it.
-visit all 50 states (ideally, via road trip one summer to all of them and do something tourist/obnoxious in each state and get a t shirt for a cool t shirt quilt)
I want to do something creative when it comes to USA travels. I found on Pinterest- to get a puzzle map of the 50 states, and to find a picture from each state and cut it to represent it! Sounds awesome! I might make it into a magnet thing then.
I also found people take coins from countries and make them as magnets. I have a ton of press a pennies so I think I’ll do that.
I also feel I should do something to mark races I’ve done in other states, I’ll figure that out later. I’m not on a mission to complete a certain distance in each state which I know some people do!
It’s crazy to think this summer alone I went to-
-Iowa (a tiny town)
-Champaign, IL (woot woot college days!) for a wedding
-St. Louis, MO
And if I’m including all travels of the year so far, then I have to out Washington, DC in April for my first half marathon at the Nike Women Series!
I try to visit friends in St. Louis and Madison once a year, so those trips are nothing to me. And now I have to add Ann Arbor to that list since another friend if mine moved there for grad school.
I’ve never been to Iowa, TX or MA so I crossed 3 states off my list!