States Visited

As we were driving across the very large Western states, Bryan and I got to thinking – how many of the states have we visited? I came up with 32 34 35, plus Washington DC. I had a little help from my parents, who drove cross-country a couple of times on different routes.

Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
California
Colorado
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Indiana
Illinois
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota*
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York*
North Carolina
Ohio
Oregon
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas*
Utah
Virginia
Washington
Washington DC
West Virginia
Wyoming

The asterisk (*) is for airports only – I’m not entirely sure they really count. I should certainly be able to make it to the other 15 states in the next 25 years or so. :)

What states have you visited?

13 Responses to “States Visited”

  1. Nathan Says:

    Let’s go with the states I’ve missed. It’s easier.

    -Oregon
    -Idaho
    -Wyoming
    -Montana
    -Alaska
    -Hawaii
    -Arkansas

  2. Shawn Powers Says:

    Very few actually. We drove to Florida from Michigan, so we skittered through the states between, and I’ve been to Texas and Colorado (the latter as an 8 year old).

    That’s it. :)

  3. Random Michelle K Says:

    Wow!

    Lemme see…

    West Virginia (lived)
    Maryland (lived)
    Pennsylvania (family)
    Virginia (family)
    Kentucky
    Ohio (friends)
    Michigan
    Wisconsin (college)
    Illinois
    North Carolina (lived)
    Florida
    Texas (friends)
    California (family)
    Hawaii (family)
    Colorado
    New York (friends)
    Connecticut (friends)

    Driven Through:
    Georgia
    Tennessee
    Indiana
    Missouri
    Kansas
    Wyoming
    Minnesota
    Nebraska
    South Dakota
    Iowa
    New Jersey
    Massachusetts

    Wow. That’s a lot more than I thought it would be. 29 is more than half! Woot! However, I have never left the United States. Not even to go to Canada.

  4. MWT Says:

    Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa*, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania*, South Carolina*, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas**, Virginia*, DC, West Virginia, Wyoming.

    * places I’ve driven through without stopping (except for food/gas/bathroom)
    ** airport only

    That makes it 28 if you count DC as a separate state. Not too bad. ;)

  5. Michelle K Says:

    Oh. Duh. I’ve been to DC lots of times!

  6. Tania Says:

    Lessee, this is my list. Rather pitiful in comparison to most of you, but considering my residency, not bad!

    Alaska
    Arizona
    California
    Colorado
    Delaware
    Florida
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Kansas
    Maryland
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Mexico
    Ohio
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Texas
    Utah
    Virginia
    Washington
    Washington, DC

  7. Jeri Says:

    Because I’m a compulsive that way, I created a spreadsheet and copied everyone’s states onto it just to see patterns. Interestingly enough, the one state that no one has yet admitted to having visited or lived in is Arkansas. I think this says something positive about the UCF. ;)

    Arkansas residents, I”m sure your state is very beautiful and full of wonderful natural resources. Still, it’s known more for its rednecks than its nobel laureates.

  8. Ilya Says:

    My list is not very extensive, but not altogether bad.

    Alabama
    California
    Connecticut
    Delaware*
    Florida
    Georgia**
    Illinois
    Louisiana
    Maryland*
    Massachusetts
    Mississippi*
    Nevada
    New Hampshire***
    New Jersey
    New York
    North Carolina
    Ohio**
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina***
    Vermont
    Virginia
    DC

    * Driven-through only (with Mississippi, though, it was a leisurely scenic drive along the Gulf Coast, pre-Katrina)
    ** Airport only
    *** Short hop over the border from a neighbor state for food and/or entertainment

    I could boast of having been to about as many foreign countries, though. That list actually grows faster :)

  9. Jeri Says:

    Ilya, among you, John the Scientist, Jim and Saqib, I think you’ve got the foreign travel category well covered. The rest of us are provicial slackers by comparison. :)

  10. MWT Says:

    So there’s another hairball coming?

    Bill Clinton came from Arkansas, which is either a positive or negative depending on how you voted…

  11. Bryan Says:

    My final count was 27 plus DC…and Arkansas was one (on a boat on Lake Bull Shoals which straddles the border with
    Missouri.

    And airports count, as long as you got out of the plane. :-)

  12. Ilya Says:

    Ooh… ooh… ooh… I forgot one!… Wisconsin***

  13. Holy Says:

    Oh my…

    Oregon
    Washington
    New York
    Minnesota
    Montana
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Wisconsin
    Illinois
    Ohio
    Arizona
    California
    Colorado
    Nevada
    New Jersey
    Pennsylvania
    Florida
    Texas
    Rhode Island
    Massachusetts
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Michigan

    That’s all I can think of….not nearly enough, but not bad for an alien.