My favorite place? Hmmm. Now that is a really difficult question to answer!! I have lived around the world and there are many favorite places. But, I would have to say absolute fave is Colorado. Great enviroment! Friendly people! World class musuems! Theatre, plays (incl. Broadway), concerts,famous artists (such as Dale Chihuly, for example) and numerous art galleries. Large art communities. Colorado is one of the healthiest states with many,many, many outdoor activities. So, let's see...
Hiking, biking, jogging, dog-walking, strolling, rockclimbing, mountainclimbing (when you live in the land of the '14ers' (mtns. in Rocky Mountain Range that are 14,000+ ft.). Try sking, snow-boarding, snowshoeing, snowball fights!
Sports lovers dreams- especially considering the Olympic Training Center is stationed here! Then there is everything to do with lakes and rivers. Boating, swimming, jet-skiing, fishing, (fly & ice), etc...
There is also hunting, wildlife watching AND wildlife watching YOU!
horseback riding, ghost towns, hot springs, pow-wows, sportsclubs, natural history galore! The several State and National Parks throughout Colorado. ALL A PHOTOGRAPHERS PARADISE!!
DO NOT FORGET all the military installations stationed in Colorado Springs. Air Force Academy, NORAD (Cheyenne MT.), Peterson AFB, Schriever AFB, FORT CARSON ARMY POST (one of the largest in the US), and all the Air and Army National Guard, Reserves, Depots, stationed throughout Colorado. THIS IS DEFINITELY A PATRIOTIC STATE!
Wow! DENVER!!! GOTTA LOVE DENVER! the Reniassance Faire and the Colorado State Fair every summer!
Cowboys,cowgirls & rodeos- as this is ranch country. Native Americans & thier history and current society involvement. Colorado Springs is literally in the shadow of Pike's Peak -America's Mountain. The Song America the Beautiful was written in this very shadow by Katharine Lee Bates.
Well, I got a little carried away and will stop for now as this is making me abit homesick and there is so much more! Check it out on the WWW and visit if you can!
PS: Due to military, we are stationed in Montana. Which is a BEAUTIFUL state as well!!!