Indeed, the history bug sneaks up on us 🙂
An east coast trip would be quite enjoyable, I believe. In cities especially like Botson and Philly, there is a unique mix of old and new that makes it really special. There are high rise buildings on the same block as 1-2 story colonial homes, all mixed together in a way that is surprisingly nice. And of course there are preserved historic areas the’ve done a great job maintaining to bring history to life while you’re there. Definitely an exciting area of our nation to have interest in, enjoy the reading/exploring.