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#1850499 - 09/10/13 03:59 PM All 50 States!!!
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Even as an adult, when I travel I love to play the game where you look for as many state plates as you can find. I usually get pretty close to 30 and quite often around 40.

For the first time in my life, I got all 50 states and Washington DC!!!!! In fact, I got Hawaii 3 times. Believe it or not, Wyoming and Montana were the last hold outs (I was traveling on the east coast). But, I finally got them.

Of course, it helps when your destination is a Marine base :-)
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#1850519 - 09/10/13 04:20 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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How long of a travel time?
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#1850526 - 09/10/13 04:26 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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You next goal, should you choose to accept it, is to find all 57 states!
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#1850527 - 09/10/13 04:26 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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Cool! When we play, extra points are given for Alaska, Hawaii, and cars with Texas plates. (because they are less frequent than trucks with Texas plates.)

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#1850540 - 09/10/13 04:41 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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I love the game where you find numbers in order and see how far you can go.. 2-9 are the hardest because they have to be isolated.. Me and the husband only got to 100-something on our way from Pensacola to Tulsa... and we played the ENTIRE TIME.

We may try states next!

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#1850545 - 09/10/13 04:46 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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I thought there were 60 states. (57 plus 3 more to go).
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#1850559 - 09/10/13 05:04 PM Re: All 50 States!!! _erica_
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Originally Posted By: _erica_
I love the game where you find numbers in order and see how far you can go.. 2-9 are the hardest because they have to be isolated.. Me and the husband only got to 100-something on our way from Pensacola to Tulsa... and we played the ENTIRE TIME.

We may try states next!


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#1850569 - 09/10/13 05:10 PM Re: All 50 States!!! Need Coffee
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Originally Posted By: Need Coffee
How long of a travel time?

It was about 16-17 hours to get to our destination. We took the PA turnpike and down through VA, which helped with a lot of the plates. We arrived with 42 plus DC (at this point we already had Hawaii). We were at Camp LaJeune about 10 days, but had all the plates by the 4th day. Found all but the last 2 in the first day.

My daughter and son-in-law live off base, but I think 3 of the plates were found on base when we went on a tour.

We keep track of Canadian plates too and oddly enough only had Ontario on the way down. We got one more (Quebec) on the way home. Usually, we get about 3 (mainly on semi's).
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#1850572 - 09/10/13 05:17 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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On long trips, I just play Slayer really loud and drive aggressively. smirk
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#1850574 - 09/10/13 05:21 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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Basil - my husband and I do the same thing. Our 'last' one was Rhode Island, but we got that several years ago in an off-season visit to Fripp Island, SC. In the two hour trip from here to my parents I usually get between 13-17 states. Of course you can't count Canadian plates - and only passenger vehicles.
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#1850596 - 09/10/13 05:59 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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Yeah, but how many of the Mexican states did you find?? smirk
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#1850598 - 09/10/13 06:03 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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I must have lead a sheltered life. I've never played this, but plan to next road trip to MI we take.

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#1850603 - 09/10/13 06:09 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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It's funny chenin - once you start you look at almost every license plate that passes you - especially if you're on the Interstate.
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#1850610 - 09/10/13 06:22 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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My daughter has been watching for the car with license plate number next after hers. We saw it this weekend.
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#1850615 - 09/10/13 06:29 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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Cool!
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#1850628 - 09/10/13 06:43 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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For those who play the game with your spouse on a road trip - shouldn't the person driving the vehicle be paying attention to, oh I don't know, the ROAD?????!!!! smirk shocked
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#1850631 - 09/10/13 06:46 PM Re: All 50 States!!! RR Joker
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Cool!


you have this same reaction to shiny objects, don't you?
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#1850636 - 09/10/13 06:52 PM Re: All 50 States!!! Purple Pride
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Originally Posted By: Purple Pride
For those who play the game with your spouse on a road trip - shouldn't the person driving the vehicle be paying attention to, oh I don't know, the ROAD?????!!!! smirk shocked


I was thinking the same thing...especially if they were near sighted. shocked
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#1850637 - 09/10/13 06:53 PM Re: All 50 States!!! Peepers
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Cool!


you have this same reaction to shiny objects, don't you?


Depends..what KIND of shiny objects? smile
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#1850640 - 09/10/13 06:54 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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Nah - it works out fine for us. Heck, you're looking at the cars passing you anyway. The only issue is sometimes when you speed up to see a license plate - then it might get a little dangerous.
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#1850641 - 09/10/13 06:55 PM Re: All 50 States!!! RR Joker
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Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Originally Posted By: Peepers
Originally Posted By: RR Joker
Cool!


you have this same reaction to shiny objects, don't you?


Depends..what KIND of shiny objects? smile


Some one in the random thread may have some use for those Depends. laugh
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#1850646 - 09/10/13 06:56 PM Re: All 50 States!!! basilring
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#1850652 - 09/10/13 07:02 PM Re: All 50 States!!! Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Skittles
It's funny chenin - once you start you look at almost every license plate that passes you - especially if you're on the Interstate.



I learned to drive in Detroit, part of our game is nobody passes us, except on the shoulder!
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#1850653 - 09/10/13 07:02 PM Re: All 50 States!!! Skittles
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Originally Posted By: Skittles
Nah - it works out fine for us. Heck, you're looking at the cars passing you anyway. The only issue is sometimes when you speed up to see a license plate - then it might get a little dangerous.


It's funny... my 9-months pregnant daughter and son-in-law were in the car with us and the 3 of us saw Delaware (which I think was about #46 or 47) and we all screamed "DELAWARE" in excitement.

My husband, who was driving - did not find that very funny. We about scared him half to death!
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#1850654 - 09/10/13 07:04 PM Re: All 50 States!!! Purple Pride
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Originally Posted By: Purple Pride
For those who play the game with your spouse on a road trip - shouldn't the person driving the vehicle be paying attention to, oh I don't know, the ROAD?????!!!! smirk shocked


I think I might have a pass here? My husband has been a cop for 25 years - so he's used to looking at plates as he drives! grin
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