Sunday, June 25, 2006

I've Been Here.

This might seem silly, but I'd like to visit every U.S. state. It's just this goal I've had ever since I was a little girl. Well, as you can see, I'm not doing very well in my quest. This is a map of all the states I've visited. It's only 24 (since I was recently informed that I have in fact been to Kansas and Maryland). Maybe, just maybe, I'll get to expand my list someday soon. After all, I could drive to Wisconsin, right?

visiting every state - B-, 'cause I'm really not doing so well

create your own visited states map

correction - I made my map a lot smaller. That should do the trick.

13 comments:

Yasser said...

well if it helps i have been to only one - missouri

patrick said...

You've been to Kansas. Your map does not reflect this.

equippedtofascinate said...

I'm confused by one thing. Does driving through count as visiting, or do you have to spend quality time in the state? If driving through counts, does flying over? If so, you've probably visited a few more. I can't believe you've never been to Wisconsin.

amandarama said...

I've been to Kansas!?

mama kay said...

Well, you have out traveled me. I would have to ask the same ?’s as Scott .. what constitutes a *visit*? Because it I can count the places I have driven through I might actually have more than 3 color on my map!

Ashley said...

35. Thats my number--my map has a gigantic blank space for all of the states out west with the exception of Cali'. Seth has 36. Bastard--he has all of the west except Nevada but he misses most of the Eastern Seaboard.

Maybe our honeymoon should be a trip of the 48 continental states--try to get your numbers up there!

patrick said...

We visited our great-grandparents in Kansas when you were three.

amandarama said...

If you have actually set foot in the state - even for a photo opportunity at a Welcome to (insert state here) sign, then you've been to the state. I'll even give you "I got out of the car just to stop at a gas station, but it was 3 in the morning and I saw nothing." However, if it was a flyover, that doesn't count.
Let's say that you drove from Michigan to Florida. You can count all those states, even if you didn't get out of the car. If you've only flown from Michigan to Florida, then you don't get to count those states. Those are the rules.

Amanda's Dad said...

You have been to Maryland too. We went to visit my aunt Ruth Dixon when we went to Washington D.C. That was the trip when we all met in Richmond to visit Patrick.

elisepeterson said...

you have to spend atleast a meal in the state to experience it. i've driven cross country about six or seven times now and that is how i count it. utah is the most gorgeous state ever, especially southern utah. you haven't been to madison or milwaukee??? get going, great havens of the midwest by far....

elisepeterson said...

36 states. i love that map. my goal is to visit each state by the time i am 30! only a year and a half left! everyone go to alaska...

Chargenda said...

You are right there with me. I have been to 25 of the 50 states. I need to get some workd done, too.

Dustin J. Harder said...

The only ones I have yet to visit are...I Idaho, Montanna,Wyoming, and Utah....well, I've driven through Utah on my road trip with Joe and had a layover in salt lake city....does that count?