Friday, April 6, 2012

F is for Fifty States

This one is pretty self explanatory I think.  I want to visit all 50 states.  I have a couple of rules I've given myself on this one as far as what qualifies as "visiting" a state.  Mainly, I actually have to do something while I'm there.  Just sleeping there, just eating a meal there, just sitting in the airport there or just driving through doesn't count.  At least not for me.  For instance, I've never stayed overnight in Pennsylvania, but I have gone to Philly with friends for a baseball game, so I count it.  On the flip side, I've both slept and eaten meals in New Mexico, but I don't count it as that's literally all I did there.  I didn't experience anything out out of the ordinary while I was there.  It was simply a pit stop.  Those are my rules for myself.

I've made an okay start to this bucket list item.  I've been able to cross the following states off of my list:

  1. Arizona
  2. California
  3. Nevada
  4. Alaska
  5. Oklahoma
  6. Tennessee
  7. Virginia
  8. West Virginia
  9. Georgia
  10. New York
  11. Connecticut
  12. Delaware
  13. Pennsylvania
  14. Texas
  15. Maryland
So....15 down and 35 to go!


nutschell said...

Wow! That's great that you've visited 15 so far. This is on my bucket list too, but I'm waay behind.
Great A-Z post!

danneromero said...

you'll have to buy a motor home, to allow yourself the luxury of staying as long as you wish... sounds fun.

Colin Smith said...

I too would love to visit all 50 states. And my criteria for "visit" would be much the same. More than driving through, or a pit stop at a restaurant (or bathroom), or an overnight stay at a hotel. I would need to actually visit, stay a while, experience the place.

I can say I've been to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington DC (not a state, but I'm counting it!), Tennessee, New York, and Illinois. I'll be in California for a week at the end of the month. And, of course, my state-of-residence, North Carolina--which I notice you have yet to visit. I hope you get the opportunity soon. It's a lovely state, from the snow-topped mountains to the beaches and the Outer Banks. Lots to see and enjoy. :)

M. J. Joachim said...

Touring the USA is on my list of things to do...we do have a beautiful country! Here's to many safe journeys for you!

Libby said...

I need to go to Alaska. I'm in VA - glad you made it here!
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