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Old 06-17-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: South Fla
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We drove from MD to CA when I was 10, so if I counted all of those states, and I also drive from FL to MD pretty often, so I counted those states also.

I hope to visit all 50 one day, but so far it's been 20.

MD, WV, VA, DE, NJ, PA, OH, IN, IL, MO, KS, OK, TX, AZ, NM, CA, FL, GA, SC, NC
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Old 06-17-2008, 03:36 PM
 
Location: The Dominating Los Angeles
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hawaii,california(duhh),arizona and nevada
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Old 06-17-2008, 05:01 PM
 
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NC (home state), VA, GA, FL, SC, WV, MD, DE, NJ, PA, NY, CA, NV, AZ, IL, WA
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:08 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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All, although a couple were states I was driving through to get somewhere else. I've been to most of the bigger cities in the US, though. The funny thing is that some of the places I didn't like when I was younger I'd probably like now and vice-versa - I didn't enjoy Kansas when I was first there, and I've been there twice since and liked it.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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HI, CA, NV, AZ, MT, UT, NM, CO, WY, NE, KS, TX, IA, IL, IN, OH, KY, TN, AR, WV, FL, GA, SC, NC, VA, MD, PA, NJ, NY, VT, NH, ME, RI, CT, MA. That would be 35 plus DC, of which I have lived in five. Of those, I spent the least time in IA (mostly driving through although I was forced to stop for a violent thunderstorm) - all the rest I have either visited some specific attraction (CT, RI, ME) or stayed for at least overnight (all the rest).

I'd like to collect the extreme points of the US (there are multiple ways to define this) - I've already got South Point, HI (Ka Lae).
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Old 06-18-2008, 12:16 AM
 
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Indeed, what does constitute "visiting a state?"

I've been under the jurisdiction of 41 states--all except Alabama, Arkansas, Hawaii, Idaho (going to add Idaho in a few weeks), Mississippi, Michigan, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and North Dakota.

But I've only been to the airport in Kentucky, and I went out of my way to drive to the borders of both Maine and Montana. So I guess I've really only "been" to 38 states.
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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California
Utah
Wyoming
Nevada
Arizona
Colorado
New Mexico
Idaho
Indiana
Ohio
Georgia
Illinois
Michigan
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:28 PM
 
Location: dfw
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really what constitutes visiting a state.

you may have driven/flown across without stopping, or stopped to relieve yourself or your thirst. Then again, it may be the quench of your car. So technically, you may have set foot, but you wouldn't have even known it.

If you talk about having spent a night in that state, i may be living in NJ and traveling to NYC for work. Does that mean, I have not visited NY though i used to work there?
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Old 06-18-2008, 09:47 PM
 
Location: dfw
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Have stayed overnight: NY, NJ, CA, CT, GA, MO, NC, VA, IA, MN, TN, AZ

Lived across the border: NY would have been here (thanks to the rents in NYC that pushed people to NJ) had I not spent a couple of days in Buffalo.

Visited for a few hours: MA (2 hrs in Springfield), IL (1 hr in East St. Louis), SC (Rock Hill, Lancaster but no overnight stay), WI (3-4 hrs)

PA, MD, WV(not sure): Definitely drove through

UT, CO, MI, KY: In transit plane

DC: Visited but stayed in VA
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Old 06-18-2008, 10:13 PM
 
Location: dfw
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Default West Virginia

Seriously, Anyone remember driving through this state? I know I should've but not sure enough to bet someone's life on it
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