Travel

'Personal' Geographical Exploits

Seen 49 of the 50 U.S. States

Original plan was to get to all 50 in 10 years (2001 to 2011) but life got in the way!

To include a state, I must have:

- hit 'terra firma' in the state (no layovers or just driving through).
- consumed 'local' food and drink (at least an order of fries and a drink)
- taken a 'deliberate' whiff of the local air

Here's the timeline:

  2012 - HI
  2011 - No new states
  2010 - FL, GA, SC (3)
  2009 - MN, ND, SD (3)
  2008 - OR, WA, ID, MT, WY (5)
  2007 - AZ, DE, MA, ME, NH, VT, CT, RI, OK (9)
  2006 - No new states
  2005 - AL, MS, LA, NM (4)
  2004 - TX (1)
  2003 - TN, NC (2)
  2002 - MO, AK, KY, NY, NJ, CA, MD, D.C., VA, WV, KS, CO, UT, NV, NE, IA (15 + D.C.)
  2001 - MI, IN, IL, OH, PA, WI (6)

  Stated not visited yet: AK

Peaks above 8000 ft:

- Mt. Tallac - 9738ft - July 2006 
- Half Dome - 8839ft - June 2007 
- Mt. Whitney - 14505ft - June 2013

Physically touched all 5 Great Lakes:

- Lake Huron - Oct 2002, Mackinac island, MI
- Lake Michigan - Jun 2003, Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore, MI
- Lake Erie - Jul 2003, near Port Clinton, OH, 
- Lake Superior - May 2004, Munising, MI
- Lake Ontario - May 2009, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Detailed Travel Log - Travel Bucket List - Failed itineraries

Golf Log - Skiing Log

Workout/ Hikes Log 2016 - Workout/ Hikes Log 2015 - Workout/ Hikes Log 2014 - Workout/ Hikes Log 2013 - Workout/ Hikes Log pre-2013

Davis to San Jose Commute Log