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Postby AuthorTony » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:22 pm

You don't think you can find a reason to drive the 4 hours to Michigan at any point for the rest of your life? Yikes.
I'd still like to travel. As for Michigan in particular, I'd love to see the upper peninsula.

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:28 pm

Yeah, that was kind of a loaded statement on my part. 4 hours gets you in the Toledo/Detroit corridor. ;)

I go racing near Grand Haven and it's about 7 hours, but that's all the way to Lake Michigan.

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:35 pm

States I've yet to visit: VT, TN, AL, AR, MS, OK, MO, KS, NE, WI, MN, ND, SD, NM, WA, OR, AK, HI

Could knock several off the list this year if we end up driving to Texas.

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:36 pm

My one drive from Arizona knocked a ton off of my list and connected my west-to-east-coast completion.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:36 pm

Yeah, that was kind of a loaded statement on my part. 4 hours gets you in the Toledo/Detroit corridor. ;)

I go racing near Grand Haven and it's about 7 hours, but that's all the way to Lake Michigan.
I've driven out that way a few times, and have to say that's the first time I've ever heard the phrase "Toledo/Detroit corridor" used. :lol:

That area between Toledo and Detroit on I-75 is surprisingly rural given that it runs along the western shore of Lake Erie.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:43 pm

AL, AL, AR, HI, IA, ID, KY, LA, MN, MI, MO, ND, NE, NM, OK, OR, UT, and WA left on my list. Honestly have no desire to visit at least half of those.

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Postby LITT » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:44 pm

RI, CT, NY, NJ, DE, MD, PA, OH, MI, WI, IL, IN, KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, AZ, NV, CA, MO, HI, WY

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Postby robbiestoupe » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:46 pm

My one drive from Arizona knocked a ton off of my list and connected my west-to-east-coast completion.
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Postby RonnieFranchise » Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:59 pm

Agree that layovers don’t count. You have to legit exit a secured area and at least experience something in that state.

I only got Alabama because I spent a week in Corinth, MS and one evening drove across the border, bought groceries at a Piggly Wiggly, then drove down the Natchez Trace back across the border to Tupelo, went past Elvis’ birthplace and then back up to Corinth. Really nice drive.

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Postby eddy » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:07 pm

You don't think you can find a reason to drive the 4 hours to Michigan at any point for the rest of your life? Yikes.
I'd still like to travel. As for Michigan in particular, I'd love to see the upper peninsula.
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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:26 pm

Train travel should count. Seeing a state by train is not the same as flying over it.
You have to legit exit a secured area and at least experience something in that state.
Train and car travel are the same imo, in terms of the 'experience'. Therefore, train travel should not count.

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:29 pm

What?

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Postby MR25 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:30 pm

PA, OH, WV, NJ, MD, DE, VA, IN, KY, NC, SC, GA, FL, CO, CA, and I think NY. Might've stopped in TN for gas once, and have had layovers in Dallas, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, and Chicago (but never left the airport).
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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:30 pm

Visited: NY, RI, CT, NH, MA, ME, NJ, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, TX, KS, MO, WI, MN, CA, HI
Would consider visiting: CO, WY, NV, TN
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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:32 pm

Meh. Amtrak goes through some old towns that the highways bypass. And I didn't need to leave the station to know that I experienced all that Kansas had to offer.

By the way, and I know this isn't what you're saying, but the Southwest Chief offers a far more enjoyable and scenic route through Arizona/New Mexico than I-40.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:32 pm

Train travel should count. Seeing a state by train is not the same as flying over it.
You have to legit exit a secured area and at least experience something in that state.
Train and car travel are the same imo, in terms of the 'experience'. Therefore, train travel should not count.
Meh. Amtrak goes through some old towns that the highways bypass. And I didn't need to leave the station to know that I experienced all that Kansas had to offer.

By the way, and I know this isn't what you're saying, but the Southwest Chief offers a far more enjoyable and scenic route through Arizona/New Mexico than I-40.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:32 pm

Not counting airports the only part of the country I have never been to are WA, OR, ID, MT, WY, UT and AZ, NM.

ME is the only other state.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:41 pm

anyone that counts not leaving an airport as visiting a state is an idiot and I hate them

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:45 pm

I definitely don't count a layover as 'visiting'.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:46 pm

I agree layovers are not visiting a state. Spending hours driving through (or riding a train through it) does count though. This will be the hill on which I die.

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Postby NTP66 » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:47 pm

I agree layovers are not visiting a state. Spending hours driving through (or riding a train through it) does count though. This will be the hill on which I die.
I don't think this is unreasonable.

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Postby dodint » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:47 pm

Yeah. Saying crossing a state on a train is the same as driving across it is just a really bad take.

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:47 pm

I agree layovers are not visiting a state. Spending hours driving through (or riding a train through it) does count though. This will be the hill on which I die.
if you get out of the car to experience things in the state (other than gas stations) then I agree

if you literally just drive through without stopping, I don't consider that visiting the state

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:48 pm

I only count "spent the night" as visiting a state.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:49 pm

I only count "spent the night" as visiting a state.
Now this is an extra bad take.

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