In true "kill two birds with one stone" fashion, I was able to visit a new state (Utah) when volunteering at Sundance. Unbeknownst to me, another state would also make the list.
First you have to understand that I am skilled in many ways, but this country-raised girl may be the only living Iowan who can't navigate the roads. After driving through some powerful winds with blowing snow, I noticed that NOTHING looked familiar. Thinking I may have jusssst missed my turn, I decided to turn around at the next exit.
Strangely enough, there were suddenly big buildings for Black Cat fireworks. Odd, right? Well, as an Iowan who grew up only minutes away from the Missouri boarder, I knew what this meant. Yep, the "Welcome to Wyoming" sign was looking back at me.
A couple friends and I often had the debate of what constitutes as a visit. Is it driving through? Is it sleeping there? Having a meal? Well, to make sure this visit counted (and to ensure I made it to Park City, UTAH), I stopped for fuel, grabbed a breakfast sandwich and was on my merry way. So my friend Brenner couldn't contest the meal, I made sure it was eaten before I crossed back over the Utah boarder. :)
And that, kids, is how you turn a negative into a positive. Now if only I could figure out how to do that with my love life...