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Old 06-13-2013, 11:10 PM   #41
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Been to 30 states that I can remember. There may be more I traveled to with my parents when I was a child but there's no one to ask. May add more this summer when Glenn and I go on vacation.

I'm pretty certain I won't make a full 50 because there's little chance I'll ever get to Alaska or Hawaii. That's okay because there's still plenty to see that's left on my list.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:03 AM   #42
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You guys are just jealous my state that has so much to offer. Size doesn't matter!
Sorry, sorry...my southern neighbor is a volcano, my northern neighbor is a glacier. I live at the bottom off a lake in the middle of the Continental Divide.

And that's just three counties worth!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:17 AM   #43
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Sorry, sorry...my southern neighbor is a volcano, my northern neighbor is a glacier. I live at the bottom off a lake in the middle of the Continental Divide.

And that's just three counties worth!
Love Montana! Other than North Dakota, where else can you drive and legally break the sound barrier? In your car? Try doing that in East Coast traffic.

And Glacier National Park is breathtaking. Would love to get back there again.
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Old 06-14-2013, 06:23 AM   #44
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I have not been to Alaska, and I don't think I've been to Michigan (my mother thinks I have been, and I guess she should know). All those years of military life spent in a car on the road, then after retirement, RV-ing the rest of it ...

I have a legally blind friend who I read to a couple times a week. She told me she didn't know U.S. geography very well, so I bought her one of those kids' puzzles of the USA. When the subject comes up, I pull out the puzzle and run her fingers over the states, pull out a state, and talk about it.

Hubby is a geography whiz, period, and I guess I'm pretty good just because of simple life experience. Every few years of my childhood, we went from wherever my father was stationed to my parents' home state -- somehow we were always stationed out west, my parents from new England -- by car. When we weren't stationed out west, it was Europe. So I've laid my foot on the ground in 48 states (and heaven knows, a few European countries)(oh, and Canada)(oh, and a bit of Mexico).
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Old 06-14-2013, 07:55 AM   #45
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Not as many as I would like. I have been to New York a few times, Michigan, Florida (drove there from here), Nevada, dipped into Arizona....hoping to return and see many more. I like the rural and smaller communities. Seems to be more character, culture and history...I like going to small bars, shops and restaurants and meeting the local citizens.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:32 AM   #46
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I have been to many states up and down the East Coast. PA is the northernmost reach of my travels and GA, the southernmost. I also have traveled to WVA, Texas, and CA (CA was involuntary as my dad was in the Army and I was only 2 years old.) I hope to visit many more states afore I shuffle off this mortal coil.
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OK. When it comes to states you keep believing that

If it weren't for Bostonians and others in this state standing up to King George the rest of you folks would still be ......... Need I finish? We started it all. There is a reason they called Samuel Adams a "rabble rousing trouble maker". It was his speeches that got the folks all het up.
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Been to 30 states that I can remember. There may be more I traveled to with my parents when I was a child but there's no one to ask. May add more this summer when Glenn and I go on vacation.

I'm pretty certain I won't make a full 50 because there's little chance I'll ever get to Alaska or Hawaii. That's okay because there's still plenty to see that's left on my list.
I think the best time to visit Alaska is in the late spring. You get to see the glaciers calving. Some of them are big enough that they have to be registered with the whoever as a new dangerous iceberg. If you on a boat when the big ones break off, hang of for dear life. They can create a minor tsunami. It will rock your boat. The next best time is in the fall and watching the bears catch the salmon during the run.
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If it weren't for Bostonians and others in this state standing up to King George the rest of you folks would still be ......... Need I finish? We started it all. There is a reason they called Samuel Adams a "rabble rousing trouble maker". It was his speeches that got the folks all het up.
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You tell 'em Addie!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:37 PM   #50
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If it weren't for Bostonians and others in this state standing up to King George the rest of you folks would still be .........
Sending half our money overseas instead of downstate?
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