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Old 02-08-2010, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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What is dissapointing is to actually LIVE in 50 states, for most places you will see no difference. The suburbs of south bend, Indiana will be exactly like the suburbs of Jackson, MS and Sacramento, CA - 3 bedroom ranch house, McDonalds down the road, Interstate highway 3 miles away, same supermarket chain.

The real magic in seeing what differntiates the US is in the rural areas and outdoors. So RVing to live in 50 states, and then setting up in a rurul or state park - good idea. Actually moving 50 times to live in this McTown and then that McTown? No way. Just the thought of sitting in each states driver's license office to get the license changed makes me shiver in horror.
(Major chuckles) Yeah, the license gig would be a horror. I'll definitely stick with short term visiting. Truth be told, there a fair number of states I probably wouldn't do any touring in simply because of a lack of interesting stuff.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Suburb of Cleveland
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Good points.

Maybe live (visit) in all 50 states for a month at a time and then move on.

Wish I had the money to do it. I'd love to visit all the parks and just experience what the U.S. has to offer. I'd love to travel the world, but I figure I should start with my own country 1st.

Maybe I should start putting money away for an RV!!
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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You would have to constantly get short-term, low-level jobs or have some sort of independent income (retirement, trust-fund baby, etc...)
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:20 PM
 
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You would have to constantly get short-term, low-level jobs or have some sort of independent income (retirement, trust-fund baby, etc...)
That is NOT at all true. There are a lot of people who telecommute from all over the country - and who make good money.

Give me a computer and a reasonable connection and I can do my job nearly anywhere in the world.
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Old 02-08-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Moving that much would be a pain you know where. As an adult, I've lived in 4 states, and had 9 'permanent' addresses in them. I'm tired of moving, and I'm in my 40s. I wouldnt mind the RV thing to visit...Been to 39 already.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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I've thought about it. I've lived in 14 states, plus 3 Canadian provinces. I always think if I move again, I'll want to add a new state, but 37 more would be a tall order.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:41 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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You would have to constantly get short-term, low-level jobs or have some sort of independent income (retirement, trust-fund baby, etc...)
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That is NOT at all true. There are a lot of people who telecommute from all over the country - and who make good money.

Give me a computer and a reasonable connection and I can do my job nearly anywhere in the world.
We moved to San Diego from the East Coast precisely because my husband could work pretty much anywhere with an internet connection, so we decided to skip the snow and enjoy the surf. And I assure you, his job is not short-term or low-level!
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Dixie's Sunny Shore
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It'd be cool to try, if you had no kids. I spoke to an older guy, maybe 10-12 years ago, who claimed he and his wife actually lived in all 50 states. Not sure if I believe him, but he swore it. His favorite: Indiana.
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:24 AM
 
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To actually get a "feel" for a state, make friends, meet new people, pay their taxes, get that states drivers license/id card how long would it take before you could actually be considered a "resident"? The general "rule of thumb" is 1 year. Do you have at least 50 years to do this?
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Old 02-11-2010, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Inception
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Hmmm, if I am still single or married with grown kids in my late 40s to early 50s I hope to do an RV 50 - state tour. I really don't desire to live in all 50 states as I have found from my city-hopping that most cities within a region are pretty similar; therefore, you are not missing much in other areas once you lived in a city relatively close.
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