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Old May 12th 2012, 1:39 am
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There aren't so many I haven't visited, because my (American) father came from a HUGE family & his siblings & all their children have moved all over the States.

Also my husband is an almost obsessive traveller.

States I haven't visited:

Alaska
Wyoming
Nevada
Idaho
Michigan
Minnesota
North & South Dakota
Alabama
Louisiana
Florida

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Is that a special train?
No - just a regular long-distance service from Chicago to Seattle with sleeping cars and whatnot.
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Old May 12th 2012, 2:32 am
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my (American) father
Your father is American, that's interesting.
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Default Re: Travelled much in the States?

I did have ambitions of visiting every state.

I have spent a week in Vegas and a week NYC
A day trip to Georgia from Tallahassee -some fun park.
Other than that I have been in Florida, and not been more than 200 miles from my house in at least 2 years!

So either I am very sad, or everything I want is nearby.
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My mother's side of the family is from Liverpool. Where are you from there?
Fairfield, between Kensington and Old Swan. Used to work out of Bootle, all over the UK and Europe, though.


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Originally Posted by kimilseung View Post
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.
Yep - Most of it through work. Occasionally, I get to enjoy some quality time in the places I get to visit.

It's Tour Time with SAGA, fast approaching.

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It's Tour Time with SAGA, fast approaching.
What is SAGA?
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Default Re: Travelled much in the States?

Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
Colorado
Nevada
California
Hawaii
Washington
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Alabama
Georgia
Florida
New York
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Illinois
Tennessee

All of those are states that we've spent at least a few days or more in apart from Alabama that we just passed thru on the way somewhere - only stayed overnight in a motel on a roadtrip, but didn't really "visit" the state.

This summer we'll be doing a trip either "up the middle" to Mt Rushmore and back, or else up to Washington DC - not decided which yet, but either way we should add a few new states to that list.
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Old May 12th 2012, 5:54 am
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Default Re: Travelled much in the States?

Originally Posted by Yorkieabroad View Post
Texas
New Mexico
Arizona
Colorado
Nevada
California
Hawaii
Washington
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Missouri
Alabama
Georgia
Florida
New York
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Illinois
Tennessee

All of those are states that we've spent at least a few days or more in apart from Alabama that we just passed thru on the way somewhere - only stayed overnight in a motel on a roadtrip, but didn't really "visit" the state.

This summer we'll be doing a trip either "up the middle" to Mt Rushmore and back, or else up to Washington DC - not decided which yet, but either way we should add a few new states to that list.
Unless you flew to Washington you can probably add another state or two. Can't get there by driving without going through Oregon or Idaho. Unless you made a serious road trip through Canada.
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Default Re: Travelled much in the States?

Originally Posted by Primula View Post
Your father is American, that's interesting.
He'd agree with you!

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What is SAGA?
SAGA is like AARP is here in the States, at least that's my impression. OAPs & OAPs-to-be join SAGA & they can do trips & cruises.

http://travel.saga.co.uk/holidays.aspx

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Unless you flew to Washington you can probably add another state or two. Can't get there by driving without going through Oregon or Idaho. Unless you made a serious road trip through Canada.
No, its always been flying when we've been up to Washington, so can't claim the neighbours yet. Always had a hankering for Oregon after reading the James A Michener (?) book the Oregon trail when I was a kid...
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Originally Posted by Scouse Express View Post
Also have done the following Canadian Provinces

Nova Scotia
PEI
New Brunswick
Quebec
Ontario
Manitoba
OT, but my Canada list consists of:

British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Quebec
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What is SAGA?

A Major UK-Based Tour Company for the over-50s.


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I started off wanting to visit all 50 states, so far I've seen Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Arizona, California, Nevada, Florida, Colorado and of course Alaska. This leaves most of the South and North East, bible belt and tornado alley. Now thinking about this I realise there's states I really won't be bothered if I miss, namely Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa, New Jersey, even NY city doesn't really appeal to me.
Next on the to-do list is Oregon with maybe a foray into Northern California.

In a similar way there's parts of the UK I've never seen for no other reason than they really never appealed to me.
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Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Kansas
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Utah
Virginia
Washington DC
West Virginia

Texas...but didn't leave the airport.
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