Poll: How many US States have you visited?
sheryls · 18 years, 8 months ago
i'm not eniterly sure off the top of my head but i'm pretty sure i'm 11-21. yay frutripping :P
Josh Woodward · 18 years, 8 months ago
Worst.. brackets.. ever!
I think I'm in the 27-47 bracket, not counting airplane layovers.
I tried to make the brackets meaningful - it's entirely possible (and likely) that people have visited only the states on the same side of the Mississippi River that they live on. There are 26 east, and 22 west, not counting Alaska and Hawaii.
So 27-47 means you've crossed the Mississippi. (yes, I know it's an arbitrary division.)
Talcott · 18 years, 8 months ago
I was thinking that too.
All of them make sense to me except for 22-26 why the five-state bracket among all of the tenish ones?
Oh, and I think I'm in 11-21 if you count driving and related stops.
Sara Woodward · 18 years, 8 months ago
I was just thinking about this yesterday, and counted them up. For some reason I thought I was still under half, but I'm in the 27-47 range. There aren't that many more that I'm hoping to visit.
countries, now that's another story, there are tons on my 'would like to visit' list. :)
Everything east of the Mississippi, plus 6 west, and only sort of on a few of those. When in Kansas City, MO, we deliberately drove across to Kansas City, KS for breakfast, so we could say we'd been to Kansas. Similarly, when staying in northeast Texas, we drove up across the Oklahoma border.
Of course, I'll eventually take a driving trip to 48 capitals. (hopefully sooner rather than later)
Erato · 18 years, 8 months ago
Um 22 if you don't count going through on train/bus/plane etc (I don't).
angelmusicmaven · 18 years, 8 months ago
48+ the one I live in... this of course includes driving through states on the way to other places.
Maybe Hawaii someday.
oh yeah, crap. I forgot about the possibility that people may have been to 49. whoops.
Bruce Rose · 18 years, 8 months ago
Same here. It was refreshing to choose the "I'm too good for these options" option. :-)
Wintress · 18 years, 8 months ago
speak for yourself, mr's-been-to-Minnesota-and-now-only-needs-Hawaii!
Soon, soon I will go to MN and then I'll only need HI. :)
Kris 'engaged' Bedient · 18 years, 8 months ago
most of it is thanks to a big road trip I took once. I lasted about 6 months.
A girl named Becca · 18 years, 8 months ago
If "visited" means the state has to have been a destination, not just a point along the way on a road trip, then 21. If we're counting any state I've been in, 27 (actually, maybe a couple more, I'm not sure about airport stops, only drive-throughs).
I decided to vote 21 just to be safe.
My mom has been to all 50, her siblings all had a competition to see who could get to every state first. Her brother won by driving to Alaska from San Fransico, then turning right around and coming back. :)
angelmusicmaven · 18 years, 8 months ago
haha.... my mom tried to drive me to the main part of Alaska a couple of times but kept getting stopped by forest fires, so we'd re-route (one year that meant we got to see some serious ash from Mt. St. Helens)... so finally, when I was ending my high school years, we ended up going to the little tail of Alaska that just hangs down- just the very tip of the state so we could say we'd been there. we stayed there in the border town, Hyder, and had fun in the small town environment there and also seeing some gorgeous glaciers in northern BC.
derek harrison · 18 years, 8 months ago
what if we've only been to one state but we come from canada or some other country? gee whizz! you only gave the one state option if it was our home state
nate... · 18 years, 8 months ago
Well, if you came from canada, and went to one other state, that would make two.
Do the math, yo!
caroline: tired. · 18 years, 8 months ago
i live in PA, and i've been to new jersey, delaware, maryland, north carolina, and florida. i've also driven through places on the way to north carolina. and...washington dc. but that's not a state.
100% dainty! · 18 years, 8 months ago
Almost half!! I'm counting just driving through (and CT and WV I am not tooo sure i have been there or not), but I don't count layovers. Like, especially if I never got off the plane.
My friend said that if you went to the bathroom in a state it counted as being there. So if I peed in the michigan airport, I guess I was in Michigan . . . . hmm, 25.
dave "buh" · 18 years, 8 months ago
up til now: me nh vt ma ri ct ny nj pa de md va fl ca
april 18-24: add nv
april 30-may 4: add il
How many states were there when this poll first went up? 48? 46?
Nik Chaikin · 18 years, 8 months ago
Just, wait a little while they'll be adding a star for Iraq in no time.
In 1969, when I was 12, I worked on primary campaign of Norman Mailer. He was running for mayor of New York, Jimmy Breslin was his running mate. Their big issue was that the NYC should secede from New York State and become the 51st state. Their Slogan was, "Mailer, Breslin, and the 51st state.
I had no idea what you were talking about till I saw my typo.
Yes the issue was that NYC should secede since it would then succeed and the rest of the state would fail.
These comments are going to seem strange since I'm editing my original post.
Jason · 18 years, 6 months ago
Let's see...ME, NH, VT, RI, CT, MA, NY, NJ, PA, MD, VA, WV, OH, NC, GA, FL, KY, IN, MN, MO, OK, TX, NM, AZ, CA, OR, WA, AK....and DC. So 28 states and one district.
No room for any of the territories, huh? American Samoa gets no respect (and no trip from me...yet).
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