U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-21-2017, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Just East of the Southern Portion of the Western Part of PA
1,237 posts, read 3,218,336 times
Reputation: 1451

Advertisements

You need to clarify your question.

"What counts as spending significant time in a state?" or "How long do I need to spend in a state to get a feel for what it has to offer?"- open for interpretation.

"What counts as being in a state" - If you are on the ground in that state, then you are in that state. Period.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-21-2017, 12:00 PM
Status: "could've~would've~should've used 'have', not 'of'" (set 17 days ago)
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
10,463 posts, read 14,307,686 times
Reputation: 23228
Quote:
Originally Posted by ABQConvict View Post
Driving through a state means you have been 'through' the state.

As in, I spent a week in Texas, but I've been through Georgia, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

To say you've been in a state (in my opinion), you need to have done something there. It could be visiting a museum, staying in a campground, exploring a city or a state park. But you have to have something to say about it other than the road conditions and view from the highway.
Agreed.
Otherwise it would be kind of like saying you have been to Disney World or the Smithsonian even though all you did was turn around in a parking lot. Technically you were there, but you weren't really "there" in any way that you derived anything from it.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 12:03 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
33,881 posts, read 42,096,122 times
Reputation: 43286
You guys actually think about and have rules for this?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 12:15 PM
 
2,785 posts, read 1,631,167 times
Reputation: 2026
Airports count IMO.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 03:37 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
13,217 posts, read 17,951,565 times
Reputation: 14655
Quote:
Originally Posted by murksiderock View Post
I've been to Cullman too! Lol were probably the only people on here who's been to Cullman...
I drove into downtown Cullman and then drove north to find food. I ate at the Denny's off I-65.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 04:44 PM
 
Location: The middle of nowhere
8,962 posts, read 4,103,404 times
Reputation: 7651
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaynarie View Post
My opinion-
The airport does not count.
Driving through counts only if you stop and exit the vehicle. Feet must touch the ground.
I agree with this. Even if just driving through, if you stop and exit your vehicle, you've been there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Norwood, Massachusetts
1,764 posts, read 3,750,828 times
Reputation: 3057
Quote:
Originally Posted by North Beach Person View Post
You guys actually think about and have rules for this?
Abso -f$#(%&#$%(ing lutely!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
5,534 posts, read 3,686,922 times
Reputation: 4115
I think there was another thread like this a few years ago. But lord, I can't find it, nor want to spend a whole lot of time looking.

But IMO, I agree, you need to get out of the car and set foot down! Airports don't count, because you had no intention of visiting the State, it was simply an airlines way of getting you to where you really wanted to go!

Technically, I know there are different rules. But in "real" traveler rules, you need to visit and even spend a few bucks in each State to prove you have been there. Just my warped sense of travel!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
15,504 posts, read 17,724,856 times
Reputation: 30796
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turnerbro View Post
Airports count IMO.
Hey, have you ever been to Minnesota?

Oh, yeah. Great state. Just beautiful and the people are so nice.

So, what is your favorite place in Minnesota?

Oh, I guess Terminal C. Terminal B is nice, too. They have a great Sbarros.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-21-2017, 08:47 PM
 
Location: 352
5,122 posts, read 3,880,627 times
Reputation: 3491
Other than North Beach Person, this has been pretty interesting lol.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pnwguy2 View Post
But IMO, I agree, you need to get out of the car and set foot down! Airports don't count, because you had no intention of visiting the State, it was simply an airlines way of getting you to where you really wanted to go!
This is actually a great way to put it. Like next month when I go to Texas, I had intentions on going to Texas. I didn't have intentions on going to Louisiana. That's just where the airline is going to make me switch planes, I think.

I probably won't count LA, but its so awkward if I'm standing in an LA building lol.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top