We talked and somehow it came up that she had visited all 50 US states. I’m a collector/hunter. The idea intrigued me, so I thought, I’d do that too. On each of my subsequent visits to the US, I tried to visit at least one ‘new’ state.
Of course, there are rules. A change of plane at an airport does not count. I have to visit something, even briefly (and not a gas station), even when driving through a state.
So far, I have visited 19.
Here’s the map:
I will need to close some gaps in the fly-over states of the mid-West and I definitely need to attack the South.
My future plans are:
- Visiting Detroit. I’d love to see and explore a city in such a decline – and resurrection.
- A Southern trip, exploring the history of the Deep South and learning about the civil war
- Boston and the North-East, like a trip from NYC to Montreal
- Texas, after all.