not a beautiful or unique snowflake (nothings) wrote,
not a beautiful or unique snowflake

US states I've lived in / visted

ilanarama mentioned in her 100-things-about-her that she'd been in nearly every U.S. state. I figure I've been in a relatively smaller number, so I pulled out a map and counted.

25! (plus Washington DC) But this includes states I drove through and didn't spend any time in.

States I've lived in:

  • Maryland
  • California
  • Texas
  • Massachusetts

States I've spent several continuous days in:

  • Minnesota (when I was five; also the only time I've been out of the country when we drove into Canada)
  • West Virginia (my parents own[ed] a summer house in the mountains)
  • Nevada (in Las Vegas several times with my parents visiting friends of theirs from college; also been out there once on my own meeting up with friends)
  • Utah (we took a roadtrip from Nevada to umm, South Utah State College? Shakespeare Festival and then to see some big rock stuff that I've now forgotten the name of but would recognize if I saw it)
  • North Carolina (visiting a high school friend at Duke... I can't remember the details of this at all anymore)
  • Wisconsin (visting St. Terri; also met uwiz, Finrod, and Carneggy while I was there)
  • Washington state (interviewing for a job with the Chris who I now share office space with)
  • New Hampshire (for a couple days for a cousin's wedding)
  • New York (a few days in NYC on a holiday; another time I went down for just a day)
  • Illinois (well, just sixteen hours in Chicago)

States I've spent a lot of time in in small chunks because they were close to home, so e.g. friends lived there

  • Virginia
  • Washington D.C. (also I was born there)
  • Pennsylvania (only once, going to Hershey Park, I think)

States I've just driven through on the way elsewhere

  • Delaware (while going from Maryland near DC to Ocean City Maryland, or maybe on the way back, I think just for the fun of it)
  • Ohio (actually, I think I went here as a kid, but can't remember the details. Now I just remember going here on the way to Illinois/Wisconsin)
  • Indiana (Maryland -> Wisconsin and back)
  • Tennessee (Maryland -> Texas and back)
  • Arkansas (as above; I went through Texarkana rather than the Georgia -> Alabama -> Mississipii -> Louisiana route that AAA recommended, which would have upped my count by three)
  • New Jersey (Maryland -> Massachusetts)
  • Connecticut (ditto)
  • Rhode Island (ditto)
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