Just for fun. Do you remember taking a long drive with your parents and trying to "collect" license plates from the different states as the trip progressed? The idea was to see how many different states' licenses you could see.
I want to do the same here. From my StatCounter program, I can look at the most recent 100 visits to this blog and see which state they came from. But, I miss a lot of them because I can't be checking every hour for the latest group of 100.
So, I'm going to the start the list of "licenses" that I have seen. If you are reading this, and you are from a state that isn't yet listed, post a comment and tell us which state, and I will add to the list. It will be fun to see how long it takes to get all 50 states, plus DC. (Note to Cambridge and Northhampton residents: You do not live in separate states. Nor sovereign nations. You might live in separate worlds, but you are still part of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts!)
We will also play this game for the provinces and territories of Canada, following the list of US states. Ditto for the states and capital territories of India, following Canada and the US. And, also, Australia. And, finally, in honor of my home town, the boroughs of New York City!
Here's the list of US States so far:
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 (All 51, as of May 4!))
Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Saskatchewan (still missing Manitoba, New Brunswick, PEI, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut)
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, National Capital Territory of Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Orissa, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal
Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia
New York City
Brooklyn, Manhattan, The Bronx, Queens (missing Staten Island)