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Old July 7th, 2014, 05:00   #1
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I'm thinking of doing one of those road trips were I can hit all 48 states. When I put in for that time off, it gave me 13 days off. Who in for a road trip?
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Old July 7th, 2014, 10:04   #2
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I'm thinking of doing one of those road trips were I can hit all 48 states. When I put in for that time off, it gave me 13 days off. Who in for a road trip?


Map created at http://douweosinga.com/projects/visited?region=usa
another option: http://www.defocus.net/visitedstates/us-canada.html

That's where I stand currently. I'll be picking up Wisconsin and North Dakota in August when I drive out west again. I could pick up Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama if I wanted to extend the trip home by two days and 1,000 miles, but I'll probably be pressed for time and will end up taking I-70 back across the middle. I plan to hit Alaska on a cruise one year.
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Old July 7th, 2014, 10:22   #3
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If you count layovers at airports, I've been to every state except Wisconsin, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire. As for Canada, I've been to British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Quebec, and Labrador (refueling stop in 1955).

Edit: New map. Connecticut & Massachusetts visited in June 2017.




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*Portugal was only the Azores; North Korea was only in the DMZ.
It is hard to see on the map but I visited Israel, and the West Bank.
Last, one country I visited no longer exists: the German Democratic Republic a.k.a. East Germany.
Total counting the G.D.R, 29 countries.




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Old July 7th, 2014, 12:19   #4
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You gotta work on New England! I think the only state I've never been to is Nebraska. Not sure how that happened. And I haven't been to Manitoba or the Maritimes. Want to go at some point, however. Lots and lots of frequent trips to clients in some years: one year went to San Francisco 28 times, and from 1999-2005 I went to Denver over 100 times. There are others, but those are the biggies. Shuttle flights to NYC I just don't count.
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The main problem is that when we travel back east it is to see relatives on Staten Island. We do have a nephew in Connecticut but his parents live on S.I. so that is where we usually get together. I do want to see Lexington, Concord, Breed's Hill, and the various Revolutionary sites in Boston, along with the mythical "Plymouth Rock". As for Rhode Island, I'll have to be-careful not to blink or I'll miss it driving through. Hah, I lived in a county here in California that is 20 times the size of Rhode Island!

As for Nebraska, you must have a thing for I-70 and I-90. Go to the main Cabela's store in Sidney, Nebraska. Hmmm, I wonder if they'd want to have a few hundred TDI's descending en masse?
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A few years ago I did a working/semi vacation loop: Drove to Chicago for a 3 day meeting, drove to Bozeman to visit my brother and his wife for the weekend, drove to Denver for a 3 day meeting, and drove home. A friend of mine from Iowa lives in Denver, and I asked him if I should take I70 or I80. He said it didn't matter, Nebraska and Kansas look a lot alike. So I took 80. Also drove straight home with one 2 hour nap, 36 hours total.
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This is all I've got, although I don't actually remember Arizona, I was like 6 months old. Everywhere else, I remember:

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I think this discussion should move to a "states I've been to" thread... thoughts?
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I think the only state I've never been to is Nebraska.
Driving through Nebraska is just about as thrilling as driving through Kansas!! you really haven't lived until...


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I think this discussion should move to a "states I've been to" thread... thoughts?
Or rather "States, Provinces, and Countries I've been to"?
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I think this discussion should move to a "states I've been to" thread... thoughts?
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This is where my wife and I have driven our Jettas, except for Hawaii & Alaska which was by rental car. Maine, and the rest of Canada is still on the bucket list.



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States in which I have lived: Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, Louisiana, Ohio (again), and Nevada.
States (and Provinces)in which I have driven: Every State in the lower 48 except: Minnesota, North & South Dakota, and Montana. I have driven in Hawaii, but not Alaska. As for Canada I have driven in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec (but only Hull to buy beer on a Sunday). I have managed to avoid (so far) the north central parts of North America. I can see avoiding those places in the winter, but I really ought to see some of them in the summer.

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I listed the states and provinces I've been to if only via a layover previously. I've actually lived in California, Texas, Mississippi, and Colorado.

As to foreign countries, not counting Canada, I've been to: South Korea, North Korea, Okinawa, Japan, France, West Germany, East Germany, Ireland, the U.K. (England, Wales, and Scotland), Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Monaco, Italy, Vatican City, San Marino, Austria, Greece, Portugal (Azores), Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Israel, and Morocco.

Of those countries, I've lived in France, West Germany (4 times), and South Korea.
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I'm thinking of doing one of those road trips were I can hit all 48 states. When I put in for that time off, it gave me 13 days off. Who in for a road trip?
Here you go, Tony! 48 states in under 10,000 miles... http://tinyurl.com/os3acmf

There are some shorter routes that get it down to about 9300 miles, but you don't see as many places along the way. It's definitely worth the extra 600 miles to hit a few cool cities along the way.

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