44 down, six to go

This is a little gizmo to create a map of the states in which you’ve spent time, color-coded by the nature of that time:

  • red for states where you’ve not spent much time or seen very much.
  • amber for states where you’ve at least slept and seen some sights.
  • blue for states you’ve spent a lot of time in or seen a fair amount of.
  • green for states you’ve spent a great deal of time in on multiple visits.

Some of these criteria are highly subjective; however, I did the best I could, reserving green only for the states where I had something resembling a legal residence or a very long stay.

Places I have been

For the record: “Alaska and Hawaii are only included in the produced map if you give them a color.” Which I didn’t.

Update: Clarified, or obfuscated, the green stuff.



  1. backwoods conservative »

    9 November 2014 · 5:55 pm

    My entire map would cover six states–the Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, and Alabama.

    While I haven’t managed much breadth, I’ve done pretty well on depth. I’ve managed to take a lot of nice pictures of scenic beauty. There are more waterfalls in the Appalachian mountains than a man could hike to in a lifetime.

  2. CGHill »

    9 November 2014 · 6:00 pm

    Meanwhile, I said this in my bio at Fimfiction:

    My range of interests may be fairly characterized as a thousand miles wide and about three-eighths of an inch deep.

    Room for both kinds, of course.

  3. backwoods conservative »

    9 November 2014 · 6:23 pm

    I tend to go all out on everything I do. I have a tendency to spend a few years getting deeply involved in one interest and then moving on to something else. I’ve had a lifelong interest in astronomy and stargazing is my current greatest passsion. I own a telescope that’s bigger than I am, and that’s pretty big.

    “The best way to know life is to love many things.”

    –Vincent Van Gogh

  4. McGehee »

    9 November 2014 · 6:27 pm

    Except for Hawaii, I’ve at least passed through every state west of Michigan/Indiana and south of Ohio/West Virginia/Maryland.

  5. McGehee »

    9 November 2014 · 6:27 pm

    …though I picked up quite a few in just the last few years, including Oklahoma, Arkansas and New Mexico.

  6. Nicole »

    9 November 2014 · 7:57 pm

    That’s a pretty nifty little site!

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  8. Lisa Paul »

    9 November 2014 · 9:26 pm

    Thanks for pointing this out. I’ve only not passed through four states — and in most of them, I’ve either lived, visited extensively or stayed one or more nights and seen some sights. The four I haven’t seen? Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Hawaii, I keep thinking I’ll get to. I’m planning a roadtrip to correct the Montana/North Dakota situation. But, with apologies to Cheeseheads, I’ll probably die without traveling in that state. And I’m okay with that.

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