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Primula May 11th 2012 10:50 pm

Travelled much in the States?
 
I haven't travelled much in the States. I'm quite the homebody, but I have visited:

NY (obviously)
MA
ME
NJ
RI
VT
NH
LA (Lousiana)
CA
CO
MD
DC
FL
MISSOURI
GA
NV

More than I thought, actually. Oops, I forgot PA.

tonrob May 11th 2012 10:55 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 
42 down, 8 to go.

Primula May 11th 2012 10:56 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 10055532)
42 down, 8 to go.

Which states remain?

markwm May 11th 2012 11:26 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 
CA
OR
WA
NV
AZ
TX
GA
FL
NY
NJ
IL

Do BC and Puerto Rico count? :)

Scouse Express May 11th 2012 11:27 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 
46 Down and 4 to go.

Oregon
Washington
Alaska
Hawaii

Also have done the following Canadian Provinces

Nova Scotia
PEI
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba


Jim.

Primula May 11th 2012 11:34 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by markwm (Post 10055583)
Do BC and Puerto Rico count? :)

Nope.


Originally Posted by Scouse Express (Post 10055585)
Oregon
Washington
Alaska
Hawaii

You could knock off OR and WA in one trip, but Alaska and Hawaii are going to take a little more work. Having said that, I guess you could combine OR, WA and Alaska in one long trip.

kimilseung May 11th 2012 11:40 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by Scouse Express (Post 10055585)
46 Down and 4 to go.
Oregon Washington Alaska Hawaii

Also have done the following Canadian Provinces
Nova Scotia PEI New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba

Jim, I am guessing, knowing your line of work, that this for the most part was in the line of work, so I am wondering (if my assumption is correct) do you get a chance to enjoy the travel? or is it the proverbial busmans holiday?

For my part, very little domestic travel
Washington State, Oregon State (both just west of the Cascades)
California (San Fran only) New York (New York only) Florida (Orlando only)
and a few airport stops that I would add if there was money in it.

I'd love to take off and explore.

Primula May 11th 2012 11:43 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 
kimilseung, do you like living in Washington State?

kimilseung May 11th 2012 11:47 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by Primula (Post 10055607)
kimilseung, do you like living in Washington State?

There are worse places to live.
I miss the lack of evidence of history
I miss Galleries and Museums
I dislike the trees, if they knocked down the tees, then Washington state would be great. (I've never been to Easter Washington, never crossed the Columbia)
I like the comparative liberal politics and culture.
I like the weather, not too hot not too cold.
All in all, it ain't bad.

Primula May 11th 2012 11:52 pm

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 10055612)
I miss Galleries and Museums

Surely Seattle has a level of sophistication?

kimilseung May 12th 2012 12:02 am

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by Primula (Post 10055617)
Surely Seattle has a level of sophistication?

Its good for theater.

Being British spoils you for museums (and galleries) maybe the French have it too.
Where in the world can compare with the British Museum?
There have maybe been two (what could approximate) major exhibition in Seattle since I have lived here. There are numerous every year in London. Maybe New York can compare, but even then I am skeptical.
The permanent exhibitions in Seattle do not compare with my hometown of Liverpool. In Britain even a city the size of Leicester has an exceptional collection of German Expressionism.

Primula May 12th 2012 12:11 am

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by kimilseung (Post 10055629)
my hometown of Liverpool

My mother's side of the family is from Liverpool. Where are you from there?

tonrob May 12th 2012 12:12 am

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by Primula (Post 10055535)
Which states remain?

Alaska
North Dakota
South Dakota
Minnesota
Nebraska
Kansas
Missouri
Oklahoma

Will be traveling through Minnesota and North Dakota in July aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder.

kimilseung May 12th 2012 12:12 am

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by Primula (Post 10055636)
My mother's side of the family is from Liverpool. Where are you from there?

Walton

Primula May 12th 2012 12:15 am

Re: Travelled much in the States?
 

Originally Posted by tonrob (Post 10055639)
Amtrak's Empire Builder.

Is that a special train?


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