I love when states touch.
It is a peculiar thing to get excited about, but I can’t help it. I grew up in the very center of North Carolina, one hour from Virginia, two hours from the Atlantic Ocean, two hours from South Carolina, and five hours from Tennessee. Not much border excitement to be found.
About six weeks ago, I was in Paducah, KY for a wedding, and the weather map came up on the news. I was shocked and delighted to discover how CLOSE I was to so many states at the same time: Tennessee, Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana. It never occurred to me that all of these states were so close together. It was a beautiful moment (especially since I realized I was a mere 2 hours and 2o minutes from the hometown of Tyler Hansbrough).
A passion was uncovered in that moment. I’ve always had a particular affinity for maps and geography, but this was a new and exciting frontier.
You might think my enthusiasm on this topic is nuts, but I hope you will join me in my adventure discovering states that touch.