Travel Destination Part 2

Posted on February 2, 2018


Previously: Travel Destination Part 1

While I admit I was curious about scenic Adak, Alaska, I'm relieved to not be returning to the frozen hellscape of my youth. Having spent 20 years in Portland and the last seven months here in Los Angeles, it makes sense that I should travel east -- and not remain west -- on this journey of self-reflection. With 66% support we're down to 21 eastern cities. I’ve drawn a very scientific (read: totally arbitrary) line between them to split the area into some semblance of north and south.

Yes Vote: Fort Laurderdale, Tampa, Orlando, New Orleans, Charleston, Raleigh, Atlanta, Nashville, Kansas City, St. Louis.

No Vote: Milwaukee, New York, Indianapolis, Chicago, Newark, Baltimore, Detroit, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Boston

Reminder: This trip isn’t for pleasure. It’s a marker of a new chapter in my life, and the ten year anniversary of the KmikeyM project. As such, while my plan is to travel alone, I would be thrilled to use this as an opportunity to meet up with any shareholders who live in the city I end up in. That way, we can figure out together what the next ten years of KmikeyM should look like!

Past Discussion

Mike Merrill
Early deep support for the southern cities!
Marcus 💯☕️ (225.0 shares, voted yes)
Go south, young man.
aaronpk 💯☕️ (795.0 shares, voted no)
Why so many votes for the south?
Mike Merrill
Well, Marcus is from the south and Curt lived in Atlanta... otherwise no idea.
aaronpk 💯☕️ (795.0 shares, voted no)
I would like to see some arguments backing up these votes!
beau 💯 (185.0 shares, voted no)
my dream was to send mike to detroit, but alas
benjack05 (9.0 shares, voted no)
North is for reflection, come up to Boston amigo
Richard S. Jensen (6.0 shares, voted no)
I regret that Memphis is not on the yes list. For this reason I will vote no. My ideal target for Mikey is NYC's tough little sister and formative site of the American revolutionary enterprise, Philadelphia.
Richard S. Jensen (6.0 shares, voted no)
I would consider changing my vote if Mexico City were added as a No destination. (Tragic oversight.)
Richard S. Jensen (6.0 shares, voted no)
Ooops. I meant Yes destination.
rwalworth3104 (56.0 shares, voted no)
I vote for North, hopefully New York City and another appearance on the Today Show for the 10th anniversary update. It was a big boost for share prices and the project last time.
handsome (20.0 shares, voted no)
Come visit Philadelphia! Birthplace of the nation and so much to do!! Plus, soon to be super bowl champions!!
curtiszimmerman (54.0 shares, voted no)
I cannot in good conscience send you to Kansas City. But even then, the number of "If you're going to visit the worst coast in the country, you might as well visit this city" cities are much more frequent in the North than in the awful South. Awful. Just awful, the South. Seriously.
MadMike (4.0 shares, voted no)
The north offers so much more than the south. The Big Apple, historic Boston, and a real examination of urban decay (and some renewal) in Detroit. Much more culturally enriching. To be fair, the south does offer the chance to see the other half of the U.S. If you can stomach the south, (I couldn't) it might be interesting. But still voting No.
spy1d (55.0 shares, voted no)
No! Hit up the North, and bring the two top shareholders who voted south with you there...
Jos 🎖☕️ (6.0 shares, voted yes)
Having lived in various parts of the South whilst (and shortly after) working for Uncle Sam, I highly recommend it - at least as a place to visit. You know how they say "Canadians are always so nice...?" Well, when my and my Canadian fiancee went down there a few months ago, she said (several times), "these people are the 'nice' that Canadians claim to be." Besides, if we make it Nashville, and it's in September, you might be able to meet me there...
A J Cole (2.0 shares, voted no)
Something I wondered about in the first part of this vote, is why city?? Why not COUNTRY???
epurpur (1.0 shares, voted yes)
Go to Chattanooga, TN