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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Quest 50 Continues!!!

Posted August 29, 2007 8:25 a.m. EDT

17 down. 33 to go. And three foreign countries to boot!  We are off to a great start in our quest to hear from Carolina Conversations blog readers in every state by the end of Friday.

I was thrilled this morning to hear from my cul de sac neighbor Ryan Gary who is proudly serving his country in Hawaii these days. Ryan is one of my son's best friends. He's an outstanding young Marine who has served courageously in Iraq. All of us here at WRAL give you a heartfelt salute Ryan! We look forward to your safe return home.

Again, our goal is to hear from blog readers in all fifty states this week. If you have friends in other states please ask them to check out this blog and post a brief message stating where they’re living or vacationing. I’ll send a prize to the person who recruits the most out-of-state posters. We will also grant a prize to the most faraway poster. If you would prefer to email me my address is bleslie@wral.com

If you currently live in NC but have strong ties to another state we will also count you. The overall goal is to have fun and get people to talk about what they miss or like the most about the Old North State.

Surely we can add another 17 states today but we can't do it without your help.

States Heard From So Far: Hawaii, Indiana, NY, NJ, NC, MA, TX, TN, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Washington (state), Missouri, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, Virginia and Florida.

Foreign Countries Reporting: England, Germany and Singapore

Come on Rhode Island! Come on Nebraska! Come on Alaska! Come on Iceland!