I found this on Bridget's blog, and I stole the idea. This week's topic is ten Favorite Cities. I haven't visited that many big cities, so I hope I make it to ten. Here they are, in no particular order.
1. Pendleton, SC -- My hometown. The whole town is on the National Register of Historic Places.
2. Charleston, SC -- I went there to attend college and ended up staying for fifteen years.
3. Atlanta, GA -- My last foray into Atlanta was to attend a Braves baseball game. It was a beautiful September day and I had a great time.
4. Athens, GA -- This was where Richard and I had our first home together. I made some really good friends, and I try to get back at least once a year.
5. Victoria, BC -- I've been to Victoria several times. It's a beautiful city and the ride on the ferry is very refreshing. The ferry goes through the San Juan Islands which are just gorgeous.
6. Sioux Falls, SD -- My mother lived there when she met my father. My aunt still lives there.
7. Savannah, GA -- Such a lovely, historic city. St. Patrick's Day on the Riverwalk is a madhouse, though. There's nothing like fresh seafood in a coastal town.
8. Montgomery, AL -- I've been to Montgomery several times to attend the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. The performances are great, very professional, and rival any you would see in NYC.
9. New York City -- OK, I've been to New York. It was a long time ago and I was toured around by a resident. The best things were visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the costume display, and seeing Art Garfunkel on 5th Avenue.
10. London -- The day I spent wearing out my shoes in London was spectacular. My guide, a British friend, showed me many of the city's more famous sites, and we ate in some nice, local, out-of-the-way restaurants. I made a brass rubbing at Westminster Abbey.
I have a few more cities I've visited, but we'll save them for a later time. Small cities usually hold as much attraction as larger ones. Can you tell I'm a small-town girl?