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This is one of those thingies which races through LJ. I hardly ever do these, but decided, why not?

This map shows how many states in the US I've ever visited. I'm including Florida on a technicality. I was in Miami airport on my way to somewhere else. I never left the airport, but I was actually "on the ground" for at least a couple of hours, so I feel that counts.

How silly is it I've never been to one of the states neighboring the state in which I live? I need to fix that, one of these days. Alaska and Vermont, as well, and I really should fill in that hole in the southeastern part of the US.



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I think you've done really well! I'm impressed. You've been to way more states than I have. Countries, too, I'm guessing.

You know where to come when you're ready to catch up on Vermont, right? It's just a short drive from here. *hints* :)
>>>I think you've done really well! I'm impressed. You've been to way more states than I have.

I visited most of the midwest and southern states during childhood/teen trips on family vacations to go visit various relatives, plus my dad's college friends and work colleagues. We'd take Route 66 to get to Wisconsin or Minnesota, maybe come back through Montana to see one cousin, and drop down through Utah to see another cousin. Or else come back by dropping down from Minnesota to Mississipi and then maybe over to Tennessee, before driving back again through Texas.

Washington - I attended a SF convention there in the 90s, and took a tour of Seattle, as well.

I've been within a few miles of the Oregon border, but never made it across.

East coast - I've done a couple of three week visits, exploring everything from North Carolina to Maine. How did I manage to miss Vermont? I spent a lot of time in New Hampshire, but we never made it to Vermont.

>>>Countries, too, I'm guessing.

Only four: Mexico (driving trip from Arizona to Mexico City and back again), two trips to Canada (Vancouver and Niagara Falls), England, including Wales, France (train trip to Paris and back). How about you?

>>>You know where to come when you're ready to catch up on Vermont, right? It's just a short drive from here. *hints* :)

{{{hugs}}} I'll take you up on that next time I get to spend any time on the east coast.

Only four: Mexico (driving trip from Arizona to Mexico City and back again), two trips to Canada (Vancouver and Niagara Falls), England, including Wales, France (train trip to Paris and back). How about you?

I've been to Canada (2 times to Stratford, Ontario; once to Niagara Falls; and once to Montreal), Jamaica, and the Bahamas (briefly). I think that's it. It's very sad. :)
P.S. You know its name is a contraction of the French for "green mountain," right? And that it's really lovely?
I've heard about how lovely it is. And yes, "green mountain". Beautiful name! I must go there one of these days.
Okay, this is how dumb I am. I thought, 'Shit, those fucking Republicans!' dope slap - nice map, wow you been places
They could certainly have used a different color scheme...! I visited most of those states on family vacations as a kid - driving back and forth across the country to see all kinds of relatives. More recently, I've taken a couple of extended driving trips along the east coast.
Come stay with us some time and make the Florida thing more official :P also, if you want to take a nice nature-oriented vacation in GA, the mountains in the North are fantastic. The state park system is modeled on national parks, with lodges that are real hotels with ranger activities and all that.

Also, you have not been to Charleston?????? Good Lord, woman, go this very spring! ~_^

OH, wait.

Your job.

Hates springtime.

*weeps*

Well, go on April 16. ;-)
>>>Come stay with us some time and make the Florida thing more official

I would *love* to do that some time. Thanks!

Two hours in Miami just to change planes is very much a technicality.

I would love to go to Charleston, and I'd love to go to Savannah.

LOL - April 16! I collapse in a heap on April 16.

I need to find a non-hot time of year to go. I don't mind the heat - here's the cliche - it's the damn humidity I can't stand...
Hmm... well... see, the thing with Charleston is that in the springtime, all the flowers are blooming and it's really gorgeous, whereas in the winter... well, I guess the buildings would be pretty, but I'm just not impressed by mid-millenium seaside cities when they're cold and wet and windy. St. Augustine was like that when I went there with shatfat once and it was kind of blah.

But maybe that's just me being jaded with having grown up around here :P

Seriously, come visit... sometime...
I'd love to...! I'll just have to see what is practical re travel plans next year - I have lots more stuff I want to do than I have vacation time or money, alas...
I haven't been to 3/4s of the places you have, Kath, but I have been to Oregon. Portland is a wonderful, fantastic city -- it's becoming a liberal mecca. No sales tax, too. Otherwise, you can pretty much envision Washington and deduct a bit more rain as you slide further south. lol
It sounds wonderful! (Except for the rain part.) I *will* make it there one of these days.