Thursday, September 14, 2006

Apropos of Nothing

Found a link to a site to create a map of states visited, and came up with this result:

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

create your own visited states map.

Five short. Have to get working on that. 'Cept D.C. isn't (and shouldn't be) a "state."


Charles said...

I've only been to maybe 10 states, but I HAVE been to New Mexico.

Oddly, today I was talking about how we could give New Mexico back to the Mexicans because there's nothing there, but then I remembered Philmont Scout Camp in Cimmaron. I have a lot of good memories of my two weeks hiking through the wilderness and avoiding bears.

Jim Hoeft said...

I am very much a east of the Mississippi guy. Have been to twenty-eight states...only three east of Old Man River.

Thanks for introducing me to this toy.

James Young said...

My pleasure, Jim.

I got to go to a number of these states professionally (Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, and California). Quite a few came from a high school band trip in 1980. I would've strictly been a mid-Atlantic/Midwest guy but for my profession and high school band.

marty nohe said...

Does one have to "visit" a state for it to count? Or does merely driving through it count?

For example, I one too a vacation to Memphis, and drove across the river into Arkansas, just to say that I had been there, but saw nothing other than a gas staion and McDonald's at the exit ramp where I turned around. On a trip from Boston to Maine, I drove through New Hampshire on my way to Maine, but only got out of the car to get gas. The list goes on.

Do these count?

James Young said...

Well, I counted states I've been to, Marty. Arizona and Minnesota qualified on that basis. I assume it's a pretty low standard.