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Road Trips Will Take You Far

Apparently I hate red states, Mormons, AND Yankees. Or maybe I just need a couple more road trips.


visited 36 states (72%)
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richgreen01
May. 31st, 2009 07:51 am (UTC)
Salt Lake City is weird but Southern Utah is great - amazing scenery. I think you should put Zion Canyon on your list!
the_monkey_king
Jun. 1st, 2009 02:03 am (UTC)
I've always meant to go, just hasn't happened yet. Perhaps a family trip in a couple years.
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the_monkey_king
Jun. 1st, 2009 02:05 am (UTC)
Yeah, the red states are really mostly purple (as are the blue ones). I was torn on whether to include Idaho; I stopped for a day, but was really passing through. The other states were generally business, conventions, or vacations.

I do hear Idaho is right up there with Utah for "pegging the meter to the right". :)
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richgreen01
Jun. 1st, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
Hey, I included Germany on my world map and I only really landed there (in Munich) before travelling by coach to Austria for a skiing holiday.
My sister is married to an American from Idaho Falls so we included that state on our road trip. After driving round the amazing scenery of the south west, it was a very long dull drive there from southern Utah! We did get to visit Jackson, Wyoming and go on a river trip on the Snake when we got up there so it all worked out well.
timitius
Jun. 1st, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Never taken I-80 through Nebraska? Wow. Nearly everyone I know that hasn't lived in Nebraska has driven through it at least once. I know this because when I tell people that I grew up there, they reply, "Nebraska? Oh, yeah. I drove across there once...it's really flat and boring."
cassandra_e
Jun. 2nd, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
I usually hear "We drove across that at night...." Of course, one reason that the interstate here seems flat and boring is that it follows the same path as the railroad, and the covered wagons - along the river plain, because it was the easiest route to travel! There are plenty of areas of interest; most of them are just not right along I-80.

And you definitely need to visit sometime!
the_monkey_king
Jun. 4th, 2009 05:08 am (UTC)
I'm trying not to count the "drove through it" and "airport layover" states.

I would like to visit, but ... Well, time is fleeting. Any good conventions in Nebraska?
cassandra_e
Jun. 4th, 2009 05:56 am (UTC)
There's a convention in Omaha - NukeCon (http://www.nuke-con.com/) - which brings in about 325 people currently and is growing. We've had a good time every year we've been there. I know they're always on the lookout for special guests; maybe I should suggest your name. ;)

Of course, at the present the convention is actually being held across the river in Council Bluffs, Iowa, because that's where they could find space. Guess that might not help your map much after all!
tjaden7
Jun. 11th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Oh come now, you should TOTALLY count those states.
It's a lot harder if you don't.

In fairness, Arkansas and Mississippi are states I've only driven across the border just to say I was there, and Michigan I've only been to the airport. All the rest I've actually been somewhere or done something there, even if it wasn't much (like CT and RI). But driving all the way across a state like Kansas, Nebraska, or Montana - that's a substantial investment in my book.
tjaden7
Jun. 11th, 2009 09:24 pm (UTC)
I've gotten to 42, and next month (Hawaii) it'll be 43!
I wonder if I paste the HTML code if it'll post a map. No way to find out but to try it...


visited 42 states (84%)
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