When I was eating dinner with the family in New Hampshire, I asked if Maine was part of New England. It is.
Then I asked if New York was part of New England. It isn’t.
I asked why and they said, “Because New York’s too big.”
I wasn’t completely satisfied with that answer. Maine’s pretty big, too. After a little research, I learned York, where New York got its name, is about four hours away from Hampshire, where New Hampshire got its name, both in England, where New England got its name.
Coincidentally, New York is about four hours away from New Hampshire.
I’m not sure where that leaves New York from a region standpoint. Perhaps the Atlantic Northeast? In any case, New England was gorgeous and great, but Pacific Northwest, Southwest, Midwest, the South and Texas are to come.