Author Topic: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.  (Read 2483 times)

Online hopfenundmalz

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« on: March 01, 2016, 06:08:17 PM »
This was an idea from another thread. How many of the 50 states have you visited? I have no real criteria for a visit, other than not an airport. I have at least had my feet on the ground or sat down for a cup of coffee.muse your own score card.

Some were for work. A couple were as a kid on family vacation. Some were for outdoor adventures. Many were for beer tourism.

48/50 for me. Missing Rhode Island (small target) and Hawaii. We have some reasons to visit both, so someday I can then say all 50.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline theDarkSide

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2987
  • Derry, NH
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2016, 06:27:25 PM »
Only 22 for me.  This is one of the things I like about NHC...going places I've never been before.  I just checked off California last week with the family on vacation.  Spent Sunday walking between Toolbox, Latitude 33, Belching Beaver and Iron Fist Brewery.

Seacoast Homebrew Club - Portsmouth, NH
AHA Member
Stephen Mayo
------------------------------------------------

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2016, 06:34:58 PM »
18 if I don't count layovers at O'hare.

Edit. - 20 - Alaska and Hawaii are states.

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 9642
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2016, 06:41:43 PM »
28. 29 if you count layovers in Texas.
« Last Edit: March 01, 2016, 06:43:40 PM by majorvices »

Offline HoosierBrew

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 13030
  • Indianapolis,IN
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2016, 06:48:38 PM »
23ish, not counting airports. Like to see many more.
Jon H.

Offline riceral

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 301
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2016, 06:56:54 PM »
40, possibly 42. It was in the 60s why I might be dreaming those other 2 states.
Ralph R.

Offline ethinson

  • Brewer
  • ****
  • Posts: 453
  • Why is the beer always gone?
    • View Profile
    • River Pirate Brewing Co.
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2016, 07:10:23 PM »
I'd have to check my list for the exact count, but something in the neighborhood of 28-32. 

Grew up on the East coast, so everything south of Pennsylvania including Gulf Coast. Picked up some midwest in my travels (Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin) Then drove cross country to Oregon and picked up quite a few on the way Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho.  Then the whole west coast Washington and California shortly after I moved out here.  Now that I live on the West coast hope to pick up Alaska and/or Hawaii fairly soon. 

I want to hit all 50 but I have a hard time finding a reason to visit North Dakota.
SE Portland - AKA Beervana
Captain and Chief Deck Swabber - River Pirate Brewing Co.
Certified BJCP Beer Judge
2015 Oregon Brew Crew Member of the Year

Offline erockrph

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6193
  • Chepachet, RI
    • View Profile
    • The Hop WHisperer
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2016, 07:17:25 PM »
22 here. I'm not counting Washington yet. Even though I technically left the airport, it was just to transport to the cruise ship.

At some point when my son is older (like high school age), I want to take a leave from work one summer and drive through all 48 of the lower states. That's been a bucket list of mine. If I can't get more than a few weeks, then the next best would be to drive all of Route 1 from Maine down to Key West, stopping in each state for at least one night.
Eric B.

Finally got around to starting a homebrewing blog: The Hop Whisperer

Offline Slowbrew

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2382
  • The Slowly Losing IT Brewery in Urbandale, IA
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2016, 07:28:07 PM »
By my count, I get 17 as an adult.

A few more if I would count a trip to USMA in NY with my family for an older brothers graduation.  I don't think sleeping in a car all the way across a state as "having been to" that state.

Paul
Where the heck are we going?  And what's with this hand basket?

Offline Steve Ruch

  • Senior Brewmaster
  • ******
  • Posts: 1030
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2016, 07:30:36 PM »
I feel like a slacker: only 10. Does driving through a state on the way west count?
I stopped in several others to take a whiz.
Crescent City, CA

I love to go swimmin'
with hairy old women

Online hopfenundmalz

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2016, 07:32:09 PM »
I'd have to check my list for the exact count, but something in the neighborhood of 28-32. 

Grew up on the East coast, so everything south of Pennsylvania including Gulf Coast. Picked up some midwest in my travels (Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin) Then drove cross country to Oregon and picked up quite a few on the way Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho.  Then the whole west coast Washington and California shortly after I moved out here.  Now that I live on the West coast hope to pick up Alaska and/or Hawaii fairly soon. 

I want to hit all 50 but I have a hard time finding a reason to visit North Dakota.
Prairie Rose Meadery in Fargo will be reason enough for me to travel trough again.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Online hopfenundmalz

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8877
  • Milford, MI
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #11 on: March 01, 2016, 07:33:42 PM »
I feel like a slacker: only 10. Does driving through a state on the way west count?
I stopped in several others to take a whiz.
I would count that. Feet on the ground.
Jeff Rankert
Ann Arbor Brewers Guild
AHA Governing Committee
BJCP National
Home-brewing, not just a hobby, it is a lifestyle!

Offline klickitat jim

  • I must live here
  • **********
  • Posts: 8474
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2016, 08:44:51 PM »
All but Hawaii, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2016, 08:45:40 PM »

All but Hawaii, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts
How many on your bike?

Offline jeffy

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3399
  • Tampa, Fl
    • View Profile
Re: How Many States Have You Been To? A Bucket List Thing.
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2016, 10:24:59 PM »
All except Hawaii, Alaska, Nebraska and S. Dakota.  I was in Hawaii on the way to Australia, but was kept in quarantine at the airport so it doesn't count.
In 1970 I hitchhiked around the perimeter of the U.S.  Quite a few states on that trip.  Or should I say,  "what a long, strange trip that was"
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995