Above are the ones I’ve visited. I think it’s 27, plus Washington D.C. For some reason, D.C. is listed on all the interactive map sites as a state. Unless I missed a headline somewhere along the way, it ain’t a state. Oh well. According to this article, the average is 12 states visited. Seems low to me. Does it seem low to you? On the other hand, I know some people who’ve probably been to three states (two begrudgingly) so they skew the results.
A couple of things… I’ve been to the Denver airport a number of times, for layovers. But the article specifically says “excluding airport layovers,” so I didn’t count Colorado. Also, I’ve never been to Louisiana, which is something I’m not proud of. I will admit that whenever people start talking about how great New Orleans is… I just clam up and let them assume I’ve been there. I don’t lie, I just withhold information. Also, I’m not 100% sure about Maine. I might’ve crossed over the border, but I’m not certain so I didn’t count it. And it feels like I should’ve been in Michigan at some point, but can’t remember any details so I left it off, as well.
So, I’m fairly confident my number is 27. What’s yours? If you need a list (I certainly did), here’s one.
In addition, I’ve LIVED in five states: West Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, California, and Pennsylvania. I’d like to add one more to that list before they haul my bloated carcass off to the specialty crematorium for the husky. Maybe South Carolina. We’ll see how it goes.
I believe my grandmother Kay visited all of the “lower 48” as they’re called. I don’t think she ever made it to Alaska or Hawaii. The crazy thing about that: she didn’t start traveling until she was up there in years. She was busy raising a bunch of kids and keeping the proverbial train on the tracks. But, later in life she started traveling and having fun and made it to most of the states. I don’t think I’ll get to as many as she did.
As for countries visited, I only have three: USA, Canada, and England. I’d like to add to that list, as well. Starting with the other UK countries.
In any case, please share whatever you’d like in the comments. How many states have you visited? How many have you called home? How about countries? I’m sure I’m on the lower end o’ the scale with countries visited. Use the comments link to bring us up to date on it.
I don’t have the podcast back from producer Zipp yet. So, I can’t link to it here. I’m sure he’ll send it soon though, and I’ll upload it to Patreon — maybe after I get home from work tonight. It’s a thank you episode for patrons and is #50 if you can believe it. Fifty episodes! Is that crazy, or what? Who could’ve predicted I would’ve stuck with it that long? Certainly not me. But I love it! Unless I’m wiped out on I-81 or whatever, there will be many, many more episodes.
And speaking of that, I’m thinking about doing an episode where I answer listener questions. So, if you have anything you’d like for me to address, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line ASK JEFF. And, unless the question is completely inappropriate, I’ll answer it in a future episode. And give the asker a shoutout, as well. Pretty exciting, huh? Damn right.
And that’s going to do it for today’s update. It’s almost time to leave for work. The cool thing? Yesterday felt like Monday, but today’s Thursday. So, there’s that. Everybody’s working for the weekend.
UPDATE: The new podcast episode is now live! Here’s your link. And here’s the summary:
Recorded live inside a full house! Everybody’s moving around like ants, my phone is exceedingly chirpy, and I have a sore throat. Fun times! In this one I tell you about an angry email I received from a guy who has an issue with Patreon, my fancy new podcasting microphone (still in the box), New Year’s Eve television, 1980s convenience store coffee, 2019 calendar shopping, and the Totally Out of Context Quote of the Week. Thanks for the support! I hope you enjoy it.
I’ll see you guys again on the next real Monday.
Have a great one!