Do you suffer from state pride, friends? Symptoms include having an overflowing amount of love for your home state, being a smartie pants when it comes to state trivia and geeking out over every single brown historical marker you see on the highway. I know I've suffered from a chronic case of state pride for years now. And, the older I get, the more Illinois pride I feel.
How awesome are Maya Brenner's state necklaces? I'd love to carry a little piece of my state pride with me everywhere I went. What a state-ment (pun intended...)! Above, nine of my all-time favorite states I've visited over the years. Team #HeartlandPride!