Traveling in the U.S.A.
Finally all Fifty + DC

"there are first which shall be last" ~ Luke 13:30


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7 states resided
first visited (resident)


Ohio  1949 (1949)

Indiana  1950 (1950-72)

  *K O R E A* (1972-74)

Washington  1968 (1974-76)

Missouri  1965 (1977-80)

Oregon  1968 (1980-84)

Wisconsin  1957 (1984-88)

California  1968 (1988 onward)

16 states stayed a while
first visited (first stayed)


New York  1955 (2006)
Virginia  1955 (2008)
D.C.   1955 (2008)
Michigan  1957 (1957)
N. Carolina  1961 (2012)
Kansas  1965 (1995)
Texas   1965 (1965)
Oklahoma  1965 (1997)
Florida  1966 (2013)
Alabama  1966 (1966)
Utah   1968 (2014)
Wyoming   1968 (2013)
S. Carolina  1976 (1976)
Georgia  1976 (1976)
Alaska  1992 (1992)
Hawaii   2000 (2000)

15 states toured
first visited


Illinois   1950
Kentucky   1961
Montana   1968
S. Dakota   1968
New Mexico   1968
Arizona   1968
Nevada   1968
Minnesota   1971
Maine   2004
Vermont   2004
New Hampshire   2004
Connecticut   2004
Rhode Island   2004
Massachusetts   2004
Delaware   2007

13 states zipped
first passed through


West Virginia   1955
Pennsylvania   1955
Maryland   1955
Tennessee   1961
Arkansas   1965
Mississippi   1966
Colorado   1968
Idaho   1968
Nebraska   1968
Iowa   1968
New Jersey   1971
Louisiana   1983
N. Dakota   1985



On July 4, 1959, stars for Alaska and Hawaii were added to the American flag.
Eileen dressed us up for the fourth of July Parade.
Debbie was Miss Hawaii, Frank was Mr. Alaska, and I was Uncle Sam
We won $5 for second place


D.C. 1955 Maryland 1955 Deleware 2007 New Jersey 1971 Connecticut 2004 Rhode Island 2004 Massachusetts 2004 Maine 2004 New Hampshire 2004 Vermont 2004 New York 1955 Pennsylvania 1955 Virginia 1955 West Virginia 1955 North Carolina 1961 Ohio 1949 South Carolina 1976 Kentucky 1961 Tennessee 1961 Georgia 1976 Florida 1966 Alabama 1966 Indiana 1950 Mississippi 1966 Illinois 1950 Michigan 1957 Wisconsin 1957 Minnesota 1971 Iowa 1968 Missouri 1965 Arkansas 1983 Louisiana 1983 Texas 1965 Oklahoma 1965 Hawaii 2000 Alaska 1992 Kansas 1965 Nebraska 1968 South Dakota 1968 North Dakota 1985 New Mexico 1968 Colorado 1971 Wyoming 1968 Arizona 1968 Utah 1971 Montana 1968 Nevada 1971 Idaho 1968 California 1968 Oregon 1968 Washington 1968