Michele of A Small Victory asked her readers to send her comments about their home states:
What is so great about America, anyhow? What makes it such a wonderful place? What would you tell a foreigner about your home state?
Pick a state, follow my example, provide links. Leave it in the comments and I’ll add your contribution to the list as I go along.
Kate: Famous New Jerseyans include: Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, the guys in Bon Jovi, Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Judy Blume, Thomas Edison, Jason Alexander.
New Jersey has the highest population density in the US. An average 1,030 people per sq. mi., which is 13 times the national average. (Over the years, Jersey City has had between 16,000 and 22,000 people per square mile!).
New Jersey is a major seaport state with the largest seaport in the US located in Elizabeth.
The first complete dinosaur skeleton found in the United States was discovered near Haddonfield, New Jersey, in 1858. This “Hadrosaurus” was about 28 feet tall!!!
Susanna: “New Jersey usually brings thoughts of urban decay, Tony Soprano and Atlantic City. But much of the state is still relatively rural, with everything from mountains and pine barrens to lighthouses and beaches (don’t think of it this way) within a couple hours drive from the big cities. The cranberry harvest and festivals in the fall are wonderful, and Cape May is a fairyland mix of old Victorian homes and beaches. The people in NJ are an incredible mix of races and heritages from all over the world, getting along for the most part, which means that the stores and restaurants have a range of products and foods that I think would be difficult to find most other places.”
Now over to Georgia:
Robb: “There’s Stone Mountain, Six Flags, and tons ‘o beautiful hiking trails. It’s cold as hell in the winter, and hot as hell in the summer (living here in Florida so long, I’ve forgotten what a “season” is).
There’s the Georgia Peaches, and peanuts. If you like onions, have a Vidalia. The Dogwoods are a sight to behold and up in the norther part of the state, you should see the leaves change color!”
Continuing on this line of thought, the Head Heeb is asking for comments about your favorite country.