How many states have you visited?

Old Jul 13th, 2005, 08:00 AM
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Hi!
So far I have been to 30 states plus DC. That does not count airport layovers or the 8 or 9 extra states I was in as a 2 year old on a cross country trip (since I don't remember it). It does count drive-throughs if I at least got out for lunch or something. I have been to Puerto Rico, but not Guam.
I have been to 10 countries outside the U.S.
Not a bad start, but lots left to do and see!! Happy travels!
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Old Aug 20th, 2005, 11:53 AM
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Just picked up Montana last week, so I guess I'm down to 43. Still need Hawaii, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Delaware, North Dakota and South Dakota.

If all goes as planned we'll cross off Hawaii next year . Delaware and the New England states should be fairly easy, but but I'm not so sure about those pesky Dakotas...
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Old Aug 20th, 2005, 03:43 PM
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40- I still need to visit Alaska (going 6/07), New Mexico (going 12/05), Arizona, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.

Husband has been to all 50. Sons ages 7 and 9 have been to 20.
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Old Aug 20th, 2005, 04:06 PM
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30 for me. We also "collect" national parks - 16 of those.
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Old Aug 20th, 2005, 05:19 PM
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kismetchimera,

Coincidentally, I have also lived in the 5 states you mentioned:

NY
Texas
California
Louisiana
Hawaii

But I also lived in:

Oregon
Washington
Arizona
Michigan
Alabama

I have visited 47 states.
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Old Aug 20th, 2005, 09:02 PM
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Alfisol, we offer you and everyone else who hasn't been to the beautiful state of Mississippi a welcome invitation! Put us at the top of your list. I moved to Mississippi 25 years ago from FL to go to school and haven't left. It is a wonderful, gracious place and the people are some of the kindest anywhere. Hope to see you soon. P.S. I've been to 36 states.
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Old Aug 20th, 2005, 09:20 PM
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I certainly have not been to enough of our beautiful states. Need to count how many I have been to-but way short of most of you.

Mississippigirl, your post makes Mississippi sound delightful.
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 05:47 AM
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Iíve been to 43 states + D.C. The states Iím missing are Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Vermont. And Iíve managed to take in 22 national parks.
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 03:14 PM
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All 50 thanks to a business trip to Alaska my husband had a few years ago. Mr. "It Isn't A Vacation Without A Beach" didn't want to go but now he says its the best trip we've ever taken and he wants to go back.

I made it to all of the 48 "lower" states and DC by the time I was 15 thanks to my teacher mom and barber dad who drove my brother around in a truck camper for at least a month every summer. I've seen so many presidents birthplaces and gravesights.... And that corn palace in Iowa...what is that about?

I also very clearly rememeber refusing to get out of the camper for another photo op at the Badlands telling my mom, "If you've seen the Badlands once you've seen them enough!"
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 03:43 PM
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48 + D.C. I'm missing Alaska and North Dakota. I'm hoping to do a cruise to Alaska soon, and then I'll have to make a trip to see N. D. (and Minnesota, which I only passed through on a car trip when I was quite young). All these states were visited by car, but a few were just drive throughs.
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 03:47 PM
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45 for me. No counting airport layovers either.

I'm missing Vermont, North Dakota, Oregon, Alaska & Hawaii. Don't think I'll polish off the last five in a single trip.
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Old Aug 21st, 2005, 07:15 PM
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I've got to be low man on the totem pole 17 overnights + 5 more = 22

overnights
New York (live here)
Massachusettes
Vermont
Rhode Island
New Jersey
Delaware
Maryland
D.C.
Virginia
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Florida
Kentucky
Tennessee
Nevada
Texas
Hawaii

Touched
Connecticut
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
California (airport layovers)

Amazing though, I have lived in 11 places in my 40 years all in NY.

My wife is even worse.....5 overnights + 3 more = 8

Overnights
New York
New Jersey
Rhode Island
Florida
Pennsylvania

Touched
Massachusettes
Connecticut
California (airport layovers)

Ah the sheltered lives we lead....
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Old Aug 22nd, 2005, 11:45 AM
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I've been to all the 51 states, and I'm proud of it!!
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Old Aug 22nd, 2005, 01:58 PM
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I've been to 37 (actually been in, not just airport). I'd eventually like to visit every state but I'm more interested in traveling abroad right now(I've only been to 12 countries but will be adding on shortly) so the states I have yet to visit will have to wait a little while.

Fun poll!
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Old Aug 20th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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Ive either driven across or stayed over night in 41 states. I have also had airport layovers in Dallas and Minneapolis.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 08:59 AM
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Let's see...

NY, PA, MA, MD, CT, NH, NJ, RI, DE, VA, WV, ME, VT, OH, IL

Getting a bit farther from home now...

NC, SC, GA, FL,
LA, TX, CO, AZ, WA, NV, CA, HI

Hey - more than half way there! (hope I didn't miss any)

stood on the Four Corners - does that count for Utah and New Mexico in addition to CO and AZ?
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:30 AM
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I've been to 31 states. I recommend whenever you take your trip to Mississippi that you travel to Vicksburg. Traveling down Hwy 61 is a nice scenic view and you get a feel for Mississippi. While your at Vicksburg, go through the Civil War National Military Park. Nice visitor center, driving tour,etc.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 10:35 AM
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Since my answer of 29 on 7/11/05 I can add 4 more...California, Wyoming, Utah, and Idaho....so now 33
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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:04 AM
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Hmm..long running thread.

34 + D.C. Not counting airport layovers. Good chance of adding NH in the next couple of weeks. Mostly missing states out west and a few New England states.
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Old May 1st, 2007, 11:30 AM
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23 plus DC (my criteria are overnights).

I've managed to avoid most of the middle of the country entirely!
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