Visiting all 50 States in the USA

Later this month, I’m heading to Bar Harbor, Maine. This trip is going to be particularly memorable, as it’s the one state that I’ve yet to visit. Looking back on the other 49 states visited, here are some personal observations from my travels – a combination of business and leisure trips:

Friendliest stateAlabamaWarm and friendly people!
Scenic stateColoradoCan’t beat the Rockies for scenery. Great spot for a QBR too.
Memorable driveOregonRte-101 from Washington, through Oregon, and into California.
Scariest experienceMichiganLeaving a motel in Detroit at 4:00 a.m., with gunshots ringing out close by.
Most random visitWyomingDrove to Cheyenne from SLC on New Year’s Day, 2001 for something to do!
Longest traffic lightUtahCould have cooked and eaten breakfast while waiting for the light!
Memorable National ParkNorth DakotaWatching bison fight at dawn in Theodore National Park was crazy.
Most cosmopolitanNew YorkLove the Finger Lakes, but NYC is a special place to live. Let’s go Rangers!
Memorable daybreakVirginiaSunrise through the mist in the Blue Ridge Mountains is a lifetime memory.
Best music sceneTennesseeNashville takes some beating, and a great hockey arena too.
Surprising stateIdahoPine trees and wonderful, clean mountain air.
Worst airportWashingtonLong security lines at SeaTac for many years. Philly is a close second!
Best fish and chipsAlaskaHalibut was so fresh, you could taste the ocean.
Would love to hear some of your memories from your travels across the USA. Drop me a line at

David Sly – President