Friday, January 06, 2006

Places to go




Toast has a post over on this over at his place. You create a map of all the states you've visited. I didn't count airports, or states where I've only driven. I figure if I've spent the night, I can count it.

As you can see from the contiguous nature of my map, we don't fly in-country much. The only place I've flown in the US is Las Vegas. There are a lot of places I'd like to go. The Northeast is conspicuously absent, as is the West coast. There's a lot of stuff I'd like to see in both places.

Hey if you put my map together with Toast, we've been everywhere in the continental US except North Dakota and West Virginia. I almost counted West Virginia as I drove a trailer through the mountains there at night, which was very interesting - if you've ever been on I-77 there, it's pretty hilly, to say the least. There are a lot of runaway truck lanes. The scary thing was these lanes actually had worn tire tracks, so you know they got used. We tried to spend the night, but every hotel at every exit in the entire state was full. No shit. We had to stay in North Carolina. So if you're ever driving through West Virginia, make a reservation.

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8 comments:

John Howard said...

You and Toast should plan a trip to visit North Dakota and West Virginia or maybe one of you should go to each state, just don't take any tours of mines or anything in West Virginia.

Toast said...

That's weird. Our complementarity, I mean. But, dude, you've never been to the Northeast? That's disconcerting. I always assume everyone's been to the Northeast, us being the center of the universe and all. Anyhow, regarding John's plan, I'll take North Dakota. I like the cold. And it's close to Canada.

John Howard said...

I've never been to the Northeast either.

maurinsky said...

You should definitely come to the Northeast, if only to see where all the retirees clogging up your Florida roads got their start.

John Howard said...

Jacksonville isn't too bad with retirees. Still too cold for them up here, I guess.

Miranda said...

This is cool....:( too bad it wasnt for all of North America. I couldnt open the 'map' thing ...got a bad gateway

Jenn said...

Happy De-Lurking Week ;) Pass on the love! I've been to 26 states, 27 next month and 29 come May

John Howard said...

I didn't realize it was delurking week.

Miranda, I don't know what's wrong with the link, I couldn't get to it either.