The responses took a variety of tones. There were reminiscences - "The first time my son and I went down in the Grand Canyon " began Bob Thomas of Leland, North Carolina. There were disclaimers - "Here's my list, but it is only based on the places I've been, which do not include the Grand Canyon," wrote Carla Haase of Trumbull, Connecticut. There were even apologies, of a sort - "Hardly comparable to the Grand Canyon, Graceland is compelling and memorable. It tops my list," said an anonymous respondent.
(Hmmmm, a lot of Grand Canyon mentions, I just noticed.)
The replies also ranged emotionally, from the sentimental - "You have to be an iron man to not shed a tear when you stand on the USS Arizona Memorial," wrote one person who didn't give a name - to the wacky - "Castroville, CA, the Artichoke Capital of the World. There's a 15-foot-tall artichoke that all family photo albums should have," wrote Lou Cantolupo of Chevy Chase, Maryland.