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Old Nov 5th 2010, 3:04 am
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Originally Posted by elfman View Post
My wife's sister, actually.
TBH we're all a bit relieved for various reasons. On top of the whole is-she-marrying-someone not-right-for-her issue I have to say Hawaii has never been near the top of my places I want to visit list.
Maybe it's for the best then. Don't think I didn't notice that you ignored my Ohio offer.
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Don't think I didn't notice that you ignored my Ohio offer.
well sell it to me then - come on, what have you got?
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Old Nov 5th 2010, 3:12 am
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well sell it to me then - come on, what have you got?
Toledo.
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Old Nov 5th 2010, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by Seneca21 View Post
Toledo.
That's my hometown, seriously.

Originally Posted by elfman View Post
well sell it to me then - come on, what have you got?
Oh wow, the pressure! I need to think a bit about what would most appeal to Elfman ...

Wait - hey - I live here! That counts for a little something, right?

Were you someone who had been to an Ohio airport? Not Cincinnati I assume?
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Originally Posted by Kaffy Mintcake View Post
Oh wow, the pressure! I need to think a bit about what would most appeal to Elfman ...

Wait - hey - I live here! That counts for a little something, right?

Were you someone who had been to an Ohio airport? Not Cincinnati I assume?
No, I've never been through an Ohio airport.
OK, so if I ever come to southern Ohio I've got a place to stay sorted (I assume you have a spare room or a habitable basement), but what about sights, stuff to do? Got any castles?
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No, I've never been through an Ohio airport.
OK, so if I ever come to southern Ohio I've got a place to stay sorted (I assume you have a spare room or a habitable basement), but what about sights, stuff to do? Got any castles?
Of course they have. Toledo has a great medieval castle on the banks of the Tagus, the Alcazar fortress, and some wonderful Moorish architecture.
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Old Nov 5th 2010, 3:40 am
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Originally Posted by elfman View Post
No, I've never been through an Ohio airport.
OK, so if I ever come to southern Ohio I've got a place to stay sorted (I assume you have a spare room or a habitable basement), but what about sights, stuff to do? Got any castles?
I said I'd show you around. Now I'm supposed to put you up? Sheesh, Elfman, pushy pushy!

Regarding castles - funny you should ask! Here's our local castle:

http://www.lovelandcastle.com/

I bet you didn't think I'd have one to post, did you?.

Aside from that we have professional sports (that you can afford to attend!), historic neighborhoods (by US standards), a symphony, opera, ballet, lots of theater, duck boat tours, an aquarium, one of the only Hoffbrauhaus in the US and local chili that has cocoa and cinnamon in it.

Oh ... and I hear they're rebuilding Butter Jesus. We could roadtrip north to include that in your itinerary!
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Originally Posted by Seneca21 View Post
Hmmm ... allow me to edit this for you. See above.

What Toledo has - is The Mud Hens and Tony Packo's. Nuff said.
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Old Nov 5th 2010, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by Kaffy Mintcake View Post
IRegarding castles - funny you should ask! Here's our local castle:

http://www.lovelandcastle.com/

I bet you didn't think I'd have one to post, did you?.
Sign me up for the "Scary Knight Tour" please.
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34 states, two territories

Massachusetts
New York
New Jersey
Delaware
Rhode Island
Connecticut
West Virginia
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Florida
Georgia
Kentucky
Tennessee
Indiana
Illinois
Wisconsin
Michigan
Missouri
Texas
Iowa
Minnesota
Oklahoma
Nebraska
Colorado
Utah
Nevada
Arizona
California
Washington
Hawaii

District of Columbia
Johnston Atoll (US Possession)
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Originally Posted by MrEmjoy View Post
You missed Misery.
I'll be damn'd.
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Originally Posted by Macca67 View Post
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.
It's a great question, and one I've debated with friends on and off for a while. On one of my early trips to Florida the plane stopped at Bangor on the way, so for years I was saying I'd "visited Maine". Later on when I'd been to a few more states it felt silly to claim that one as I hadn't even got off the plane. (Now living in New England I have of course made several 'legitimate' Maine trips).

Mrs tonrob reckons you have to at least stay overnight to count a state. That rules a few out that I've driven though. My visit to Arkansas was simply a 30 minute jaunt in the car from Memphis, but I did stop to have a pee while there so I think you may need to pee in a state to count it. (In which case would a poo count double?)

I will be sleeping in Iowa next week, but my Wisconsin visit will be as shameless as my Arkansas one (note to self - drink three cups of tea before setting out just to make sure).
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Default Re: How many states have you visited?

Of the lower 48 I have not been to:
WY
SD
MI
ME
Hmm, so that's 44. Each state I have either set foot in (not an airport) or been through on Amtrak or driven through. If you only count states where I've overnighted in a land hotel then it's 17 plus DC.
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what about when you drive 20 yards over the state line, have your picture taken by the "Welcome to South Carolina" sign and then leave, as my sister in law's now ex-fiancee did last summer just to tick another state off the list?
That's a tricky one, however I wouldn't allow it for two reasons:

1. It's just not in the spirit of the game,

2. Borderline twattish behaviour.

Not hard to see why the SiL dumped him.
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Originally Posted by tonrob View Post
It's a great question, and one I've debated with friends on and off for a while. On one of my early trips to Florida the plane stopped at Bangor on the way, so for years I was saying I'd "visited Maine". Later on when I'd been to a few more states it felt silly to claim that one as I hadn't even got off the plane. (Now living in New England I have of course made several 'legitimate' Maine trips).

Mrs tonrob reckons you have to at least stay overnight to count a state. That rules a few out that I've driven though. My visit to Arkansas was simply a 30 minute jaunt in the car from Memphis, but I did stop to have a pee while there so I think you may need to pee in a state to count it. (In which case would a poo count double?)

I will be sleeping in Iowa next week, but my Wisconsin visit will be as shameless as my Arkansas one (note to self - drink three cups of tea before setting out just to make sure).
I think you've opened up a real can of worms with this thread. My view is Mrs. Tonrob is being a bit extreme with the 'stay a night' rule whereas on the other hand your own definition of taking a piss or shitting in a state to stake a claim is at the other end of the spectrum.

As a minimum to qualify I think you need the following:

a. At least 1 hour on the ground on state territory
b. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and/or beers at a local establishment, and most importantly,
c. A T-Shirt.
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