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Where've you been in North America? conclusion - The online computery journal thingy of a turtle

Aug. 18th, 2007

06:13 pm - Where've you been in North America? conclusion

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Okay, here it is, the final version of my "visited states" map:

Map of which states KT has visited

Would you like a map like this, showing what states you've lived in/visited/driven through/etc.? Just fill out the form behind the LJ-cut, and post it in a comment here. This offer is valid pretty much indefinitely; I have a template in Photoshop and I can easily whip up an image from it. Or if you'd like to try your hand at making your own, you can download my template.



Here is a detailed list of explanations of the categories, followed by the form:


11 (RED). Live/have lived in. This is obvious. Any state you've called simply "home".

10. (LIGHT RED) Lived on college campus in. This refers to living in a state for the purpose of attending college in. Also applies to boarding schools, and off-campus housing. Obviously, if you went to college in the same state you lived in with your family, that state gets 11, not 10. Any state you've called "home away from home".

9. (BLUE) Visited for more than a day. Stayed in a hotel room in, or slept with relatives.

8. (LIGHT BLUE) Visited during a single day. Refers to excursions across a state border, such as when Vakko and I visited Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

7. (GREEN) Traveled through with at least one stop. The difference between this and 8 is, 8 means you went to a state to see something in that state, whereas 7 means you went through a state on your way to somewhere else. Sightseeing is 8, stopping for gas or lunch is 7. On my map, I previously had Wisconsin as 7 because I drove through it on my way to MFF, but then yesterday I remembered hanging out in Hudson, WI after Brendan & spot's wedding.

Oh, and changing trains counts as a 7. Illinois and Florida would be 7 for me if they weren't already 9.

6. (LIGHT GREEN) Traveled through with no stops. As in, going through a state in a car or train without ever setting foot on land within the state's borders. I got a few states marked this way thanks to the train trip I took to New York for Animania VII.

5. (DARK PURPLE) Changed planes in. If you've been in a state but seen nothing but the inside of the airport, that's what this is.

4. (MEDIUM PURPLE) Landed in but stayed on plane. This is a rare one, but I put it in just in case. I remember this happening in Geneva on our way to Zürich, but not anywhere in the States.

3. (LIGHT PURPLE) Flown over (and can verify it). Obviously, if you can't verify it, don't mark it as 3. But if you know for a fact that you've flown over a state because you could see the Grand Canyon or downtown Chicago or whatever, or if you knew the flightpath, then here you go.

2. (DARK ECRU) Seen from across the border. Darn it, I thought I could mark Ontario as a 2 because I remembered looking across the Detroit River and seeing Windsor at the end of Cafemania, but then I remembered I'd only seen that on a videotape that someone made while attending a ballgame in downtown Detroit after I'd flown home. Still, at least I got two estados Mexicanos.

1. (MEDIUM ECRU) Visited but don't remember. Use this, not if you can't remember whether you've been to a state, but if you know for a fact you have but simply have no recollection of being there. My parents took me to Hawaii as a baby, so Hawaii is a 1 for me.

0. (LIGHT ECRU) Never been to. Self-explanatory.



To have a map of your own, fill out the following form with a number after each state/province and post it in a comment here. (Obviously you can save space by just cutting the ones you've never been to out of the list.) The list is a hierarchy; if more than one category applies to a state, use the one with the highest number.

British Columbia
Alberta
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Ontario
Québec
New Brunswick
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland and Labrador
Yukon
Northwest Territories
Nunavut


Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming


Aguascalientes
Baja California
Baja California Sur
Campeche
Chiapas
Chihuahua
Coahuila
Colima
Distrito Federal
Durango
Guanajuato
Guerrero
Hidalgo
Jalisco
México
Michoacán
Morelos
Nayarit
Nuevo León
Oaxaca
Puebla
Querétaro
Quintana Roo
San Luis Potosí
Sinaloa
Sonora
Tabasco

Been to Mexico, but you don't know what state? Here's a handy list of cities and what states they're in. (Just click the little icon by the word "City" at the top of the table to sort it alphabetically.)

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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 19th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
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A fine effort that shalt be mightily applauded.

Now all I gotta do is visit Four Corners (via driving througha s little of the four states as necessary), stand in four states at once and ask for a category "only touched with my hands". :)
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 19th, 2007 05:15 am (UTC)
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That would fall under "light blue".
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 20th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
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Is it my imagination, or has Colorado changed colour?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 20th, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
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Yeah, I had it as green before, because Dad and I once took the Cumbres-Toltec scenic railway, which starts in New Mexico and goes through Colorado. But then I realized that's sightseeing, so that counts as blue.
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From:thecanuckguy
Date:August 20th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC)
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I thought "sleeping with relatives" was "incest", not "visited for more than a day".

*rimshot*
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:August 20th, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
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It can be both!
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