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Old 12-14-2007, 06:50 PM
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So many...unfortunately. Not too familiar with the Northeast or the upper midwest.
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Old 12-14-2007, 06:54 PM
Location: Cold Frozen North
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For me, the Northeast is pretty much a mystery. I was as far east as Boston once, but that was many years ago. Also, the Carolinas and much of the deep South I've never seen and of course Alaska and Hawaii.
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Old 12-14-2007, 08:10 PM
Location: Utah
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I'd have to say the Great Plains states, Pacific Northwest, along with Rhode Island and Delaware for how small they are. I've never been to true farm country like the Great Plains, just small towns surrounded by wilderness. But other than that, I've been to and lived everywhere else.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:12 PM
Location: kronenwetter
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The only areas I haven't been to are Hawaii and Alaska. I hope to go to Alaska in the next couple of years. Otherwise I have been to most areas of the US. We like to travel and I like seeing different places. There has not really been a place that I have hated. I love seeing a wide variety of climates, terrains etc.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:24 PM
Location: Atlanta
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Out of all the States I know the least about the Dakotas, Idaho (except potatoes), and Wyoming. Hawaii seems confusing to me. I never can get straight which Island is which. All I know is Honolulu is the main city.
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Old 12-15-2007, 05:31 PM
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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everything in-between both coasts.
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Old 12-15-2007, 06:59 PM
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This was an actual conversation had the other day, where I apparently just blanked and spouted the dumbest geographical error since "The Iraq":

Friend: "So we're thinking of going to Wyoming, and..."
Me: "Wait, that's in Ohio or something, right?"
Friend: "... No, that's a state on the other side of--"
Me: "Wyoming is a state? No it's not, I'm pretty sure that's a city in, um... you know, Wyoming, a city, it's in um..."
Friend stares at me.
Me: "... Oh my god, maybe Wyoming really is a state."

Later that day I actually googled it and, sure enough... Wyoming is a state. But doesn't it sound like a city? Am I really the only person to make this error? I mean, I'm a highly educated professional that provides intensely complex tax analysis and litigation for corporations, how the hell did I attain higher education without somewhere along the way learning about Wyoming?

I've lived in New York City, Chicago and Los Angeles. America outside of these cities is completely unknown to me.
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Old 12-15-2007, 08:18 PM
Location: Spots Wyoming
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That is too funny. But, I can assure you that Wyoming is, in fact, a state. We got us a governor and everything.

Years ago, when I was a young tike growing up in South Dakota, somebody mentioned North Dakota. I said, you mean like up in Belle Forche? They said, no, that's Northern South Dakota. I thought about it a minute and said, "You mean there's another one? I think I was about 8 or 9 then.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:36 PM
Location: Utah
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[QUOTE]North and South Dakota. I've never met anyone from there, so I don't believe they really exist. [/QUOTE]

This made me laugh!

Before we considered moving to Utah, I don't believe I had EVER said "Utah" outloud! There's an episode of Friends where one of them are making the US with torn paper, trying to get them all right, and Joey says "Utah? You can't just make up states you know!" Everyone we told who had never been out here said "U- what??"
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Old 12-16-2007, 12:57 AM
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Originally Posted by SandyCo View Post
On a recent game of "fill in the states", I got lost in the New England ones. I knew New York and Maine, but that was it. The middle part of the country (Wyoming, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, etc.) seem almost unreal to me. I need to get out more, obviously.
Kudos just for knowing that Maine is not a part of Canada.
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