A friend of mine, Eric, went through the 50 states to count how many he’d officially visited. The rules seem to be that you have to be there for longer than an hour and not just driving through or flying over. So it kind of has to be a state that you’ve actually done something in. So here’s that list.
Arizona – My uncle used to live in Tuscon where we visited. Beyond that, my family used to climb mountains outside of Phoenix.
California – I went on a trip to San Francisco with my dad once. I remember getting an ear infection but really loving the sights, especially Alcatraz.
Colorado – I’ve been to Boulder several times on trips to visit property my parents owned or co-owned. My memory is
Connecticut – I briefly visited Storr, Connecticut in order to interview for admission to University of Connecticut.
Delaware – My family used to visit an Aunt Jane in Delaware which is where I got my first cat and my first Game Boy.
Florida – I’ve been to Disney World once or twice and also one trip with my brother and my dad to the Florida Keys.
Georgia – I’ve visited family in Macon and seen ancestral haunts in Washington, Georgia.
Illinois – I visited Chicago for another interview to get into
Maryland – I lived here for my first 18 years of life.
Massachusetts – I have attended a wedding outside of Boston and a wedding in Nantucket.
Michigan – I took a road trip up to Detroit and then further up to Mackinaw Island.
New Hampshire – There was a lake we went to here when I was a kid.
New Jersey – I went to Rutgers in New Brunswick and I currently live in Sussex.
New York – Countless visits to New York City and one visit to Buffalo.
North Carolina – Yeah, I’ve driven through NC a lot but I’ve slept here a lot too.
Ohio – Many visits to Barberton to visit relatives and one visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
Pennsylvania – I lived in Pennsylvania for a few months, I attended summer camp in Greeley, I attended Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and I’ve visited Philadelphia a lot.
South Carolina – I’ve visited my grandmother in Columbia during all of my life.
Vermont – We used to visit Woodstock on vacation and I toured with the circus up there.
Virginia – I took multiple field trips into Virginia.
Washington, DC – Too many trips to count but most noteable were: Playing cards on the national mall, dropping a car off in D.C. for the recent inauguration and attending a writing conference.
West Virginia – I lived and worked in West Virginia for close to a month.
Which brings the total to 22, I believe.