I visited about 30 states during business trips in my working career, but the remainder I visited after retirement during two cross country driving trips in 2017 and 2018-19. In each of the 49 states that I have visited, I have slept at least one overnight there. I still have to visit Alaska, but will be sure to stay overnight once I get there.:-)
Number of States Visited
Memorable Travel Experience(s)
In 1990, taking a launch across the Mississippi River when I stayed at the New Orleans Naval Support activity.
In 1992, hiking the Grand Canyon (South Kaibab Trail and Bright Angel Trail) and staying overnight at the Phantom Ranch; excellent stew for dinner.
In 2017, experiencing the heat blast of forest wildfires when I exited my car on I-84 during my drive to Portland, OR, along the Columbia River.
In 2019, driving the historic Santa Fe Trail from Santa Fe, NM, to Dodge City, KS after visiting Tombstone, AZ.
How I saw each state and joined the All Fifty Club
What's next for me on my journey
Travel more internationally