Who knew that it might be difficult to keep up the whole “States That Touch” theme when you don’t actually visit any states that touch? I’ve come to the startling realization that I might have to expand my topic slightly. But only slightly.
This past Monday, I turned 25 years old. It was a joyous occasion at the tail end of a fun-filled weekend in New York City with girlfriends.
Not to mention that I had a brief celebrity stint on The Today Show followed by 6+ hours trapped in the NYC airports (yes, plural) because of high winds in Raleigh. Happy 25th Birthday to me!!!
To be honest, I was pretty disappointed that the border between New Jersey and New York is under the Hudson River, and I wasn’t really up for any scuba diving in the freezing temperatures and snow. Or any plane landings on the Hudson for that matter.
Anyway, keeping with the “25” theme, a coworker suggested that I blog about the 25th state to join the United States. So here you go.
Arkansas was the 25th state to join the union on June 15, 1836. Arkansas touches a grand total of six states: Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. Also, it is illegal to keep an alligator in your bathtub or push a moose out of a moving airplane in Arkansas. Good to know.
Congratulations to you, Arkansas, on being the 25th state to join the union.
Congratulations to me for reaching the quarter of a century mark. I have a feeling it’s going to be a good year.