Monday, August 2, 2010

50 Nifty United States...

I always get this song in my head when I think about the states I have yet to go to.  You know, the one where you list all of the states in alphabetic order?  "Fifty Nifty United States from thirteen original colonies..."

When I was a kid my parents took us on a lot of vacations around the U.S. and at some point I decided that I wanted to try and go to all 50.  It's developed into a race between my dad and I.  He's been to a few different ones than I have, and since I've gotten older I've gone to a few he hasn't.  We're pretty much even right now though,  5 more to go for each of us.  What's left on my list?
1. Alaska
2. Hawaii
3. Rhode Island
4. Connecticut
5. North Dakota

The top four left on my list are places I want to go, and can see them fitting into a fun vacation... However, what is there to do in North Dakota?  Anyone have any ideas?

Here's a map that shows where I've been.

Green: Where I've lived
Blue: Where I've been more than once, or spent a lot of time
Orange: Places I've driven through or not spent a ton of time
Pink: States I still need to visit
map created here

I have plans for a 50 States scrapbook, with a page for every state and some memories from each.  I should start it now, maybe I'll have it done by the time I get to all 50 states!


  1. I too grew up taking road trips with my fam ... which I enjoyed then and appreciate it even more now. I have many more to visit/drive through than you, but it's on mine and Andy's list to visit them all as well.

    North Dakota ... you can go see the hospital my dad was born in! Go to Fargo and watch the movie Fargo. Just be sure to go in the summertime!

  2. You're way ahead of me! I have the same goal but am only up to 29. Not sure what's in North Dakota...

  3. north dakota:


    Medora- it's atouristy town, and really fun. the big thing is a musical, which has a show every night. i worked there for a summer.

    it's also the backdoor to the Theodore Roosevelt National Park's south unit (the north unit is an hour away.)

    you should definitely go there- it's the less-touristy-than -SD part of teh badlands! :)

  4. Wow, thanks for the info Amanda! :)


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