50 states

  • Alabama
  • Alaska

    Newborn nephew, brother is a bush pilot, Delivering mail in a tiny plane from village to village, Long long light & cold spring days, Sweet dog Johnny nearing his last days, hot springs.

  • Arizona

    Horse races at Rillito Downs, hot, sunny, cherry tomatoes en route to the swimming pool, roller skating on the patio, ants, rattle snakes, gila monsters, golf carts on the ranch, horses, fields, long long walk home from the bus, Catalina Mountains, lightning strikes the corner of the house -> house goes blue, driving away from all of my friends in 1980, luminaria, tortillas, Biosphere II, Grand Canyon, German Shepard named King, Sodas at the gas station, drive through Dairy Queen after church on Sundays, Family Reunions, blooming cactus, sand washes, the desert, tarantulas, Circle K, 2 driveways on the hill to the house, watching Santa’s sleigh in the sky on Christmas eve.

  • Arkansas

    Just passing through.

  • California

    Disneyland, sand-filled egg salad sandwiches, Knott’s Berry Farm, koala bears & kangaroos, bridges in San Fransisco, pork buns in Oakland, art museums, Roscoes Chicken & Waffles, Watts Towers, getting lost in LA … getting late … getting scared, Venice Beach, Hollywood Blvd, movie studios, palm trees, shopping on Melrose, the corner of Sunset & Vine, Little Richard, Le Brea Tar Pits, Haight-Ashbury, Paul running around naked in Anaheim, playing handball with a tennis ball in an empty pool, martinis at Musso & Frank, Music Box Steps, Carousel in Griffith Park, Elayne & Marty at The Dresden, Thai Elvis, Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood Forever.

  • Colorado

    Late night in a Boulder park with Carl, Fine dining in Aspen & Breckenridge, sun and snow at the Telluride Film Festival, soul-ripping nightmares at Mesa Verde National Park, drinking & dancing in Denver, cliff divers at Casa Bonita, Wild Horse (population 6).

  • Connecticut

    Well, well … aren’t we fancy. Tennis anyone?

  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii

    Black sand, drifting out to sea courtesy of a strong undertow, surfing on Waikiki, winding road to Hana, ice cream cone on Kona, Whale watching on Maui, deep sea fishing, fashion show on cruise boat, Joel ordered pig’s feet as a joke – Dad make him take a bite, huge trees, beautiful flowers, helicopter over Kauai, discovering a new personal desire.

  • Idaho

    Preston prom in peach Cinderella dress, visiting Brad at law school in Moscow, summer family vacations in McCall, boat on the lake, hiking to more lakes, Holiday Inn swimming pool, Preston rodeos with monkeys riding dogs and Vic announcing, driving across the border to buy lottery tickets, Dad judging the rodeo queen contest – while I videotaped the proceedings considering making a movie.

  • Illinois

    Deep-dish pizza and walks along the river, Chicago – what a great town, Carthage – the assassination site of Joseph Smith.

  • Indiana

    On the bus? High School trip.

  • Iowa

    National Finals – we won!

  • Kansas

    Sunflower fields, Little House on the Prairie, more sunflower fields.

  • Kentucky

    Churchill downs, big beautiful green horse farms.

  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland

    big busy freeways, lobster.

  • Massachusetts

    Jen running in the marathon, walking around Cambridge at night, dropping Maria off at the airport – back to Ecuador she goes!, Disney’s Pocahantas at 9:00 am.

  • Michigan
  • Minnesota

    Big fluffy green trees

  • Mississippi
  • Missouri

    Swaying in the Arch.

  • Montana

    On tour & backstage with Megan and John Prine, Sweet Pea Festival, Christmas in Bozeman, Christmas in Red Lodge, meeting baby Madison, Candy Emporium, Zebra cocktail lounge, Joel’s graduation, first flight with Joel.

  • Nebraska

    Finally seeing Rob, swoon.

  • Nevada

    Shark’s dance club, first time, blackjack, Excalibur with Paul, Flamingo, Grateful Dead, city lights, desert heat, National Finals Rodeo, White Russians, $2.00 black jack tables, all-nighters in Wendover.

  • New Hampshire

    sheets of rain on the freeway

  • New Jersey

    suburbia, beautiful view, big families, so glad I picked Manhattan.

  • New Mexico

    horseshows in Albuquerque.

  • New York

    Walking walking walking, Homeless poet tells a story and cites some lines -> we don’t pay enough -> he pulls a rifle out of his plastic bag, jazz music till 4:00 am on a Sunday, Batman (the movie) on Broadway, Les Miserables, Yoko Ono at Tavern on the Green, Central Park, visiting World Trade Center on September 11, 1989, bumping into Chad from Arizona, reading and researching about the church, Fire Island, Woody Allen, walking 40 miles for Avon, cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery, Upper East Side, East Village, Korean food, Sean, Michael, racing across the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Wall Street, river cruise, Darci, NY Public Library, subway, taxis.

  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio

    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  • Oklahoma

    Are we there yet?

  • Oregon

    Home, Powell’s, OMSI, cold winter trips to the coast, Zoe, NWFC, rain, Weekend Shorts, Portland’s beautiful bridges, Portland’s beautiful skyline, Stumptown coffee, Couch Park, MLC swimming pool.

  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island

    visiting Paul on Block Island with Mom.

  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee

    Graceland, Grand Ole Opry, Live music in a western store turned bar (Pabst in a styrofoam cooler along the wall of boots), catfish at BB King’s.

  • Texas

    en Route to Cuba.

  • Utah

    snow, chicken coop in backyard, skiing, high school, college, Moab, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Zion’s National Park, Mexican Hat, Goblin Valley, Tequila, Majid, Arches, Flying over Lake Powell, experimentation -> discovery, Marshmallows with the Swedes, sock hops, spinning rifles, Lagoon, 4-H, rodeo princess, county fairs, Mormons, Hastings, Barnes & Noble, Alternative Cinema, Hyrum Dam, Logan Canyon, Sundance Film Festival.

  • Vermont

    Patti’s tavern, Ben & Jerry’s, Crown Royal, Aerosmith, windy beautiful country roads, Trish’s house on a lake, ducks, alien creature in lake, rowing out on the lake in the misty morning.

  • Virginia

    big beautiful horse farms, Steph’s house, Steph & Josh’s wedding, christmas, cooking.

  • Washington

    Seattle with Brad, train to Seattle with Simon, Seattle with Jen.

  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

    it’s all a blur – the Midwest with a high school group.

  • Wyoming

    Lynette’s family farm, tractors, wind along the long highways, vast yellow fields.