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Old 05-24-2014, 02:56 PM   #11
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JB - Thanks for getting us out of that other thread! Water Heater was really off course. Craig
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Finally completed all State visits in August 2011 with a trip to North Dakota.
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Old 05-24-2014, 03:14 PM   #12
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This really a timely topic. CNN just did a piece the other day on it. Here is some of what was written:

Fitting in all 50 states is an impressive achievement. In fact, anyone who knocks 35 off the list is eligible for membership in the exclusive All Fifty Club, an organization that recognizes individuals who make it to every state with a plaque or certificate to commemorate their accomplishment.

To "visit" a state, a person has to step outside the airport and breathe the air, according to the organization's website. Airport layovers mean nothing.

Those who are truly passionate about making it to all 50 states often have their own criteria for crossing them off the list, from a hard-core requirement of staying in a state for more than a month to simply hopping out of the car to snap a picture at the border.

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Old 05-24-2014, 06:40 PM   #13
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I saw that CNN article and thought is was very timely since this thread had just started up.
I looked at the club website and even they say that the criteria is up to each individual to determine.
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Old 05-24-2014, 07:16 PM   #14
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I figured the title of the maps alone kinda inferred it was visited states, not necessarily camped in states. That's also what the sites say,

Interactive Visited States Map | amCharts

Visited States Map: States Visited Map, Where I've Been Map, Colored Map of The United States, Map of States Visited.

I believe it is each to his own. You could determine if you wanted it to be visited states, camped in states, states you used the restroom in, states you bought fuel in, states you ate a banana split in, states you logged into Forest River Forums from, etc etc.

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Old 05-24-2014, 08:26 PM   #15
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For me, I have been in, or driven through all 50 states. But as an over the road trucker, that is not unusual. I have "trucked" in 49 0f them. We also have an Aruba sticker, since we go there each year. My wife and I decided we would only place, (on the rig), the states we have gone back and camped in.

Is one of the links above a way to add that map to these forums in a signature line?
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Old 05-24-2014, 08:41 PM   #16
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I agree its your map ........... do what you want

Personally I am counting only the states that "we" visited ( with the DW ) My parents took driving trips when I was very young & personally before I was in high school I visited every state in the US west of the Mississippi (except Alaska & Hawaii) but I am not counting them for "our map" as I was very young & single.


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I've probably driven in or stayed overnight in 45 or so of the 50, including Alaska and Hawaii, but for the purposes of the map of states visited, we use the criteria of having STAYED AT LEAST ONE NIGHT IN OUR RV IN A STATE in order to count as having "visited" it. At this point, we're over 50%, but using our criteria, probably won't ever get to count Hawaii.
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Is one of the links above a way to add that map to these forums in a signature line?
Yes, and here is a few ways to do it:


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EDIT: I copied and pasted the wrong link to this previously. It's correct now.
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We got our Sunseeker in September 2010. I retired on April Fool's Day, 2011.

We have stayed overnight in it in 43 states and we have driven through 3 more. We'll never RV in Hawaii, and may not in Alaska, so the most we are likely to do is the lower 48.

I have set foot in 49 states so far, but we are flying to Alaska in June so I will have visited the 50 states that I know of.
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For me, I have been in, or driven through all 50 states. But as an over the road trucker, that is not unusual.
Me too, although I DID miss Vermont in the truck.

For me, as a full time RV'er I don't even care if my rig has been in any state east of Colorado. That's not meant as an insult to easterners. Just that nothing "back east" interests me.

I primarily travel only to always be in "chamber of commerce" weather. When it gets to cold (or hot) somewhere, that's when I move on.... always chasing the best climate.

And I agree; it's your map, do it your way.

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