I took my sister and her three children skiing in Vermont this past weekend. My sister visited two new states along the way: Vermont and New Hampshire. You see, we've had a contest since we were teenagers (OK - technically, since I was 17 and she was 21) to see who could visit all 50 states first. I've been sitting with just four states left to visit for the past five or six years.
visited 46 states (92%)
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I had plans for Hawaii a few years ago when a friend was planning on a destination wedding - but that changed when they moved the destination from Hawaii to New York. I've been trying to get the entire Pacific Northwest - but when I got Washington and Oregon (on a few separate trips) - the weather was not conducive (e.g. safe) to drive from Portland or Seattle to Idaho and Montana. Drat! I guess that I will visit Idaho and Montana next, followed by Hawaii and save Alaska for last.
I have personally taken my sister with me on a few trips to help her get new states and countries, too. What was I thinking???