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Old 02-10-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: SW France
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Now this gives me a great idea for when I fully retire!
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Old 02-10-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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I think i'd buy a big RV and try to be the slowest person to tour all those states, less stress..
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:04 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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I would like to find the shortest route between the best BBQ joints in each State .
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:17 PM
 
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Very interesting! I don't see FL though?

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To just touch each of the 48 states I've gotten it down to the 6700 mile range. (Race 48 - Google Maps (http://tinyurl.com/48short - broken link)) Route passes through the following towns:

White River Junction, VT (I-89 S)
Manchester, NH
Kittery, ME
Boston, MA (US-1 and I-93 for most direct route)
Providence, RI
New Haven, CT
NYC, NY (I-95 - GWB)
Jersey City, NJ
Boothwyn, PA (cross Delaware River on US-322)
Wilmington, DE
Baltimore, MD (Either I-695 around the top or Ft McHenry Tunnel to I-695 across the bottom)
Charles Town, WV (US-340)
Roanoke, VA
Charlotte, NC (I-485 around the NW corner)
Greeneville, SC
Atlanta, GA
Montgomery, AL
Atmore, AL (head down AL-21 to the Florida border)
Hattiesburg, MS
Delta, LA (turn around and head back into Mississippi; head north on US-61)
Memphis, TN
Blytheville, AR
Sikeston, MO
Cairo, IL (head across the Ohio River to catch Kentucky, then return to I-57)
Angola, IN (take US-20 east into Ohio)
Camden, MI (head north on OH-49 to MI-49, then head west on Territorial Rd to IN-120/I-80)
Madison, WI
Elbow Lake, MN (take MN-79/MN-55 west to ND-11)
Hankinson, ND (I-29 S)
Sioux Falls, SD
Sioux City, IA (US-77 S into South Sioux Falls)
McCool Junction, NE (US-81 S)
Great Bend, KS (KS-156 and US-56 southwest across the state)
Boise City, OK
Texas State Line Road, TX (turnoff from US-56)
Clayton, NM
Pagosa Springs, CO (US-160 west across the bottom of Colorado)
Four Corners, AZ (shorter to just stay on US-160 until you cross the AZ border, then U-turn)
Price, UT
Evanston, WY
Winnemucca, NV (take US-95 and NV-140 northwest out of the state)
Lakeview, OR
New Pine Creek, CA
Walla Walla, WA (US-395 most of the way through OR, then route 11)
Lewiston, ID (US-12 all the way)
Montana Border on US-12

I'm sure this can be improved, but it's fairly trim as is. It would not be very exciting to drive, but it would do it in close to the least amount of miles.
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Old 02-10-2012, 07:59 PM
 
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Ah nevermind I see it!
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Old 02-12-2012, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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I would like to find the shortest route between the best BBQ joints in each State .
HAHAHA

that's my kind of plan
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Old 10-13-2014, 06:09 PM
 
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I've accomplished 50 states in 8 days and 20 minutes with my son in 2003. It was a fundraiser for the Staion Fire victims in Rhode Island that year. We used a conversion van with a bed in back so we could swap driving and sleeping.I have also done 21 states in 1 day. Nov 3, 2013.
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