I'm back from Chicago; but am still filtering through the many, many pictures that were taken during my long weekend! In an attempt to try to post every day remaining in December, I am visiting task #5 on my Goals/To-List.
My goal is to visit all 50 states, with a stay of at least one night or longer. Just driving through the state does not count. These visits are being counted post-college only; and I haven't given myself an end date to accomplish these visits.
I can sort the 50 states into several categories: States I've Lived In, States I've Worked In, States Already Visited, States I'm Already Planning On and States That I Still Need To Visit. (In some cases, I've done lived/worked in the same state; they are only listed once.)
States I've Lived In: (4)
California, Indiana, Missouri, Texas [note: "lived in" means stayed for a period of longer than a show contract; and not necessarily tied to a contract either]
States I've Worked In: (7)
Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, New York, Utah
States Already Visited: (9)
Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia
States I'm Already Planning On: (3)
Alaska (Jan/Feb '09), Hawaii (Mar '09), Arkansas (nothing concrete yet, but see #36 of the List)
States That I Still Need To Visit: (27)
Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Having accomplished over half already makes me breathe a bit easier; but there are still 27 to go! 28, really.
Just out of pure amusement, if I'd counted driving though, I could have knocked off New Mexico, Ohio, and Tennessee. But that would be cheating - and I would really like to give those states more than a drive-by.
Photos will return soon, I promise! I've quite the backlog!
EDIT 12/11: As mom pointed out, I went to good ol PA for a wedding, so that does count!