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tonrob Nov 4th 2010 11:24 am

How many states have you visited?
 
For the travelers amongst us...

I'll begin by saying that I never intended to try to travel to all of them. My first half a dozen trips to the US (in the 80s and 90s) were all to Florida. Then I visited California and Nevada on my (first) honeymoon, then New York City shortly after we split up. It was after meeting the new Mrs tonrob-to-be that we decided to quit our jobs and go traveling for a year, 85 days of which was spend driving around the US.

Shortly after returning to the UK I joined a company with offices in New England, which led to trips across the pond that helped me scoop in all the surrounding states before finally moving here to live in 2005.

I have to say that I have never purposely gone out of my way to try to visit new states just to say I've been - in fact the last 'new' state I visited was Oregon in 2008. But yesterday, thanks to a couple of people dropping out at the last minute, a work colleague and fellow beer monster asked me to accompany him on a lightning trip to Winnipeg and Dubuque leaving Sunday.

Now Winnipeg I've been to before and it's a dump (although I have found a British pub near the hotel that also looks to be the only Beeradvocate listed pub in downtown Winnipeg - it serves beer from the local Half Pints Brewing Company and also has vindaloo on the menu). But Dubuque is where things get interesting. My ears picked up when I heard him mention it's in Iowa. That's a new state for me. But can you even begin to imagine my excitement when a glance at Mapquest shows that it's half a bloody mile from Wisconsin!!!:eek:

So by this time next week I'll be another 2 states down and just 8 to go:

North Dakota
South Dakota
Minnesota
Nebraska
Kansas
Missouri
Oklahoma
Alaska

Yay me. :)

Duncan Roberts Nov 4th 2010 12:55 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Pretty much none compared to some, lots compared to a lot of Americans I know!

Actually spent time in OH, PA, NY, NC, SC, IL, WI and IN. Driven through WV and VA.

elfman Nov 4th 2010 1:47 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
New Jersey
New York
Connecticut
Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
Pennsylvania
Delaware
Maryland
Virginia
West Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
Louisiana
Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
Colorado
Utah
Nevada
California
(and DC)

next up was going to be Hawaii - my sister in law was all set to get married there next March but since she split up with her fiancee last month that's not going to happen and I don't know where my next new state trip is going to come from.

Macca67 Nov 4th 2010 2:10 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Depends on what characterises a 'visit'. The missus and I have a quasi competition on this where she argues she can claim a state if she has made a flight connection through the state. I say no way - shouldn't count.

Still not been to:

Alaska
Hawaii
Vermont
Maine
New Hampshire
North Dakota
Montana
Wyoming
Idaho

nethead Nov 4th 2010 2:11 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Okay, I'll try and get them all.

Connecticut
New York
New Jersey
Maryland
Delaware
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Iowa
Indiana
Illinois
Wisconsin
West Virginia
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
California
Nevada

Those are the ones I have visited.

rajj Nov 4th 2010 2:21 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 8961082)
For the travelers amongst us...

I'll begin by saying that I never intended to try to travel to all of them. My first half a dozen trips to the US (in the 80s and 90s) were all to Florida. Then I visited California and Nevada on my (first) honeymoon, then New York City shortly after we split up. It was after meeting the new Mrs tonrob-to-be that we decided to quit our jobs and go traveling for a year, 85 days of which was spend driving around the US.

Shortly after returning to the UK I joined a company with offices in New England, which led to trips across the pond that helped me scoop in all the surrounding states before finally moving here to live in 2005.

I have to say that I have never purposely gone out of my way to try to visit new states just to say I've been - in fact the last 'new' state I visited was Oregon in 2008. But yesterday, thanks to a couple of people dropping out at the last minute, a work colleague and fellow beer monster asked me to accompany him on a lightning trip to Winnipeg and Dubuque leaving Sunday.

Now Winnipeg I've been to before and it's a dump (although I have found a British pub near the hotel that also looks to be the only Beeradvocate listed pub in downtown Winnipeg - it serves beer from the local Half Pints Brewing Company and also has vindaloo on the menu). But Dubuque is where things get interesting. My ears picked up when I heard him mention it's in Iowa. That's a new state for me. But can you even begin to imagine my excitement when a glance at Mapquest shows that it's half a bloody mile from Wisconsin!!!:eek:

So by this time next week I'll be another 2 states down and just 8 to go:

North Dakota
South Dakota
Minnesota
Nebraska
Kansas
Missouri
Oklahoma
Alaska

Yay me. :)

3 States - Drunk, Sober and wasted :-)

Rete Nov 4th 2010 2:24 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
District of Columbia (not a state but what the heck)
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
Vermont
New Hampshire
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Virginia
Delaware
New Jersey
Nevada
Mississippi
Florida
California
Maine
Tennessee
Louisiana
Alaska

Hey, more than I thought at first.

elfman Nov 4th 2010 2:26 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by Macca67 (Post 8961298)
Depends on what characterises a 'visit'. The missus and I have a quasi competition on this where she argues she can claim a state if she has made a flight connection through the state. I say no way - shouldn't count.

I agree - if you didn't set foot outside the airport it doesn't count.

bevinva Nov 4th 2010 2:29 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
The list of ones I've been to is shorter, I think.

Alabama
Florida
Mississippi
Louisiana
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Kentucky
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Delaware
D. C.
Indiana
Michigan
New York
New Jersey

SultanOfSwing Nov 4th 2010 2:36 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Ready for a laugh???

Illinois (cause I live there)
Wisconsin (cause I live 10 miles from the border)

That's it :rofl:

I have also been to Alberta, Canada and have had airport stops in New Jersey (Newark); Ontario (Toronto) and Manitoba (Winnipeg) but those don't count, though I did leave the airport terminal building in Newark to catch the shuttle to a different terminal, same in Toronto.

Sherlock Holmes Nov 4th 2010 2:39 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Does 1967 to 1970 count?

New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and that bit where Washington D.C. is.

helwardman Nov 4th 2010 2:47 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
My list is also short:

Louisiana
Texas
Alabama
Mississippi
Florida
New Jersey
New York

taffie77 Nov 4th 2010 2:52 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
One of my sisters has an ambition to drive through all the US states. I'm not quite sure what she's going to do about Hawaii :lol:

Anyway, relatively few for me so far:
Minnesota
Illinois
Wisconsin (does stopping at a rest area count?)
New York

After Christmas I'll be adding Nevada to the list.

ChocolateBabz Nov 4th 2010 2:57 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Texas
Louisianna
Mississippi
Alabama
Florida
Massachusetts
New York
Nevada
California
Arizona

Hubby can also claim Wisconsin, Washington and Pennsylvania. And we have been to the White House but apparently it's not in a state so can I get a half point ?

P.S. This thread should have been how many states can you spell :rofl:

S Folinsky Nov 4th 2010 3:13 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 8961082)
For the travelers amongst us...

I'll begin by saying that I never intended to try to travel to all of them. My first half a dozen trips to the US (in the 80s and 90s) were all to Florida.

I just visualized a map of the US and came up with the following:

Maine
Vermont
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
Connecticut
Rhode Island
New York
New Jersey
Delaware
Pennsylvania
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Kentucky
Tennessee
Indiana
Mississippi
Alabama
Louisiana
Texas
Arizona
California
Nevada
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
Hawaii

I did not count the District of Columbia nor states where only contact was transit via an airport [Illinois, Ohio, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Utah,& Georgia]

Macca67 Nov 4th 2010 3:32 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by elfman (Post 8961330)
I agree - if you didn't set foot outside the airport it doesn't count.

However, where do you stand if travel was on a regional jet and a few steps of tarmac were crossed to access the airport gate?

People have gone to war over less.

Poppy girl Nov 4th 2010 3:33 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
California
Nevada
Arizona
Colorado
New Mexico
Utah
Idaho
Missouri
Illinois
Wyoming
Louisiana
Kentucky
Arkansas
Nebraska
Texas
Mississippi
Indiana
Florida
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Maryland
Georgia
New York
:D

Favorite is VA.

Macca67 Nov 4th 2010 3:45 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 8961456)
California
Nevada
Arizona
Colorado
New Mexico
Utah
Idaho
Missouri
Illinois
Wyoming
Louisiana
Kentucky
Arkansas
Nebraska
Texas
Mississippi
Indiana
Florida
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Maryland
Georgia
New York
:D

Favorite is VA.

Which one would you be happy NEVER to visit again?

Poppy girl Nov 4th 2010 3:56 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by Macca67 (Post 8961488)
Which one would you be happy NEVER to visit again?

Illinois hate the place.

SultanOfSwing Nov 4th 2010 4:01 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 8961507)
Illinois hate the place.

:eek:

Where in Illinois did you have the misfortune to visit?

zargof Nov 4th 2010 4:14 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
This is a list of the states I haven't been to:

Alaska
Hawaii
North Dakota
South Dakota
Michigan
New Mexico
Delaware
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Oklahoma

Admittedly, I've been generous in some case when I say visited as that means "driven through on the Interstate".

I should have a little road trip north some time as I could knock off a couple more then.

drop step Nov 4th 2010 4:50 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Well if you drive across the country and back you're going catch a lot of them, but i've been to all of them except North Dakota. I have flown over N.D. in a small aircraft though so I was not much more than a mile above most of it. I don't know if that counts?

drop step Nov 4th 2010 4:59 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
How about the Worst state you've ever been to? I'm going to have to say Maine in January. If a Judge offered me 30 days in a maximum security prison or 30 days in Maine in the winter, I'd have to seriously think about it.

Seriously

cindyabs Nov 4th 2010 5:03 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by drop step (Post 8961609)
How about the Worst state you've ever been to? I'm going to have to say Maine in January. If a Judge offered me 30 days in a maximum security prison or 30 days in Maine in the winter, I'd have to seriously think about it.

Seriously

wuss

drop step Nov 4th 2010 5:22 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by cindyabs (Post 8961614)
wuss

It wasn't the cold, it was the overall gloominess of the place. The sky was grey, the ground was grey, the trees were grey, the ocean was grey and even the birds were grey. If everything wasn't slightly different shades of grey you would'nt know which was was up or down there

Hiro11 Nov 4th 2010 6:28 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
This would be interesting for me to figure out...

Lived in:
Ma
Co
Dc (not really a state, I know...)
Va
Il
Ca
Ny

Been to/spent a significant amount of time (more than a few days) in:
Me (a summer)
NH (many, many times)
Vt (many, many times)
Ct (many, many times)
Ri (many, many times)
Nj (many, many times)
Pa (many, many times)
De (many, many times)
Md (many, many times)
Tn (a few weeks)
Fl (many, many times)
Tx (many, many times)
Nm (a few weeks)
Az (a few weeks)
Ut (many, many times)
Wi (many, many times)
Hi (a few weeks)
Ky (a few weeks)

Been through either driving or in an airport:
Nc
Sc
Ga
Al
La
Oh
In
Ia
Ks
Mo
Nv
Wa

Never been to in any way:
Nd
Sd
Wy
Id
Or
Wv

Hiro11 Nov 4th 2010 6:29 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by drop step (Post 8961646)
It wasn't the cold, it was the overall gloominess of the place. The sky was grey, the ground was grey, the trees were grey, the ocean was grey and even the birds were grey. If everything wasn't slightly different shades of grey you would'nt know which was was up or down there

In contrast Maine in the summer and Fall is one of the most beautiful places I've been.

another bloody yank Nov 4th 2010 6:44 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Washington
South Dakota
Illinois
Kansas
Indiana
Kentucky
Virginia
Florida
California
Arizona
Colorado
Alabama
Iowa
Tennesee

kimilseung Nov 4th 2010 6:51 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Very few!

If the decider is leaving the airport, then I am up to 5
but New Jerey was getting a bus from the airport to New York (and I never left the city of NY, on both visits)
In California and Florida, I never left the city where the airport was (SF and Orlando).
Only Washington and Oregon have been visited to any real degree.

I am fairly well travelled on a global scale (50/55 or so countries), but not in America.

joto Nov 4th 2010 7:04 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Either have spend some time in or driven through, not including airport stops.

Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Maine
Vermont
Connecticut
Rhode Island
New York
Pennsylvania
North Carolina
Florida
Ohio
Iowa
Indiana
Illinois
Nebraska
Minnesota
Wisconsin
Wyoming
Montana
California
Colorado

All ranging from a few hours to a few years.

Airport stops

New Jersey
Georgia
Utah

Until I counted them up, I didn't realise that I had been in so many different States. Don't answer that one;)

HumphreyC Nov 4th 2010 7:14 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Lets see.

First states were VA and District of Columbia on a trip to visit a mate in Washington in 2002. Then we went on a road trip to Baltimore harbor thus notching up MD. Next up we went on a greyhound bus ride to New York - thus taking care of DE, NJ and NY (although I slept through most of the ride). Met a yank at uni in 2004 - went over to visit her in MA and we went up to Maine via NH. Took a crap connecting flight which didn't connect properly and ended up having to stay in Philly PA. She came over to the UK then on trips back to New England we went to NH (to get booze) and VT. Then since i've moved here this year I have been to NH (again to get booze) and VT for leap peeping - although the fall was a bit pants this year.

Final count leaving out DC - VA, MD, ME, NH, VT, DE, NJ, NY, PA
My missus has been to - CT, RI, WI, ME, NH, VT, MA and Upstate NY, so I am one up on her despite being from a different continent.


Originally Posted by SultanOfSwing (Post 8961348)
Ready for a laugh???Illinois (cause I live there)
Wisconsin (cause I live 10 miles from the border)

Kinda understandable - WI and Illinois are both about the size of England - WI a bit larger. Some of the States on the east coast are pretty small so you can notch them up pretty quickly. Surprised you haven't been tempted to go to Iowa or Indiana though.

clemato Nov 4th 2010 7:21 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Washington
California - home state baby!
Nevada
Arizona
New Mexico
Texas
Oklahoma
Tennessee
Kentucky
Virginia
West Virginia
Maryland
Washington, DC
Delaware
New Jersey
New York
South Carolina
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Massachussets
Arkansas
Illinois

Still many more to see ( Map of USA showing State Names )

bevinva Nov 4th 2010 7:29 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by Poppy girl (Post 8961456)
California
Nevada
Arizona
Colorado
New Mexico
Utah
Idaho
Missouri
Illinois
Wyoming
Louisiana
Kentucky
Arkansas
Nebraska
Texas
Mississippi
Indiana
Florida
Pennsylvania
Virginia
Maryland
Georgia
New York
:D

Favorite is VA.

Virginia?:blink:

ChocolateBabz Nov 4th 2010 7:39 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by drop step (Post 8961646)
It wasn't the cold, it was the overall gloominess of the place. The sky was grey, the ground was grey, the trees were grey, the ocean was grey and even the birds were grey. If everything wasn't slightly different shades of grey you would'nt know which was was up or down there

It was like that here yesterday and back home (Aberdeen) it's like that everyday :eek:

Jerseygirl Nov 4th 2010 8:17 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Texas
California
Hawaii
New York
Louisiana
Colorado
Missouri
Nevada
Arizona
Utah
Pennsylvania
New Jersey
Maine
Massachusetts
Rhode Island
Illinois
Connecticut
Delaware
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Georgia
Florida
Washington DC

Oregon4now Nov 4th 2010 8:23 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
California- 20 yrs
Nevada- 8 yrs
Arizona-2 years
New Mexico-6 weeks
Oregon- 4 now ( 2 yrs. )
Florida-2 years
Texas- 2 weeks
Utah- 2 weeks ea x 12 yrs *
Mississippi- 2 days
Louisiana- 2 weeks
Alabama- 3 days
Georgia- 6 weeks
New York- 1 week x 24 yrs*
Hawaii- 3 Islands
North Carolina - 9 Days
Ohio- 2 weeks
Illinois- 4 days
West Virginia_ 2 days
Idaho- 3 weeks
Maine- 4 weeks
Vermont - 1 week

* Yearly visits for Vacation & Family.

clemato Nov 4th 2010 8:37 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 

Originally Posted by bevinva (Post 8961863)
Virginia?:blink:

Virginia, yes. It's a great state and I love it here! Beautiful :)

Here is a list of the State abbreviations we use (every State is 2 letters): U.S. Postal Service Link

Nutmegger Nov 4th 2010 9:09 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Been sticking close to the northeast!

NY
NJ
CT
MA
NH
VT
ME
RI
DE
PA
VA
MD
FL
LA
CA

and DC

MrEmjoy Nov 4th 2010 9:25 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Not many.

Illinois
Indiana
Michigan
Missouri
Kentucky
Tennessee
North Carolina
Wisconisin

SultanOfSwing Nov 4th 2010 9:27 pm

Re: How many states have you visited?
 
Haha! You guys all suck - there's not one person so far has visited less states that me :rofl:

More like I suck at taking holidays . . .


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