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Old 05-12-2010, 09:54 PM   #61
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My wife and I made a special trip about 4 years ago to North Dakota, for the sole purpose of completing our goal to visit all 50 states. (Landing in airports did not count, not that we ever landed in a ND airport! )
There are airports in ND?
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There are airports in ND?
At least one big one, with a runway 13,197 feet long. Minot Air Force Base - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Not too bad - only missing 8 out of 50.

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I don't know. But you can drive a motorhome across it, although it might take a while. And watch out for those giant wheat combines on the road!!!!!

I think I saw more pheasants than people, too.

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I find it interesting sometimes that I have been to more countries than I have been to US states...and I am American.

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Not too bad - only missing 8 out of 50.
I am missing Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Michigan. (That's 7... I am surprised.) I can, also, include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as visited and we have Guam scheduled penciled in for the next year or so.
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But you can drive a motorhome across it, although it might take a while.
You can do it one day, if need be. I couldn't do that with Texas or Montana.
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I am missing Alaska, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut, North Carolina, and Michigan. (That's 7... I am surprised.) I can, also, include Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands as visited and we have Guam scheduled penciled in for the next year or so.
Don't forget American Samoa!

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Yeah! In my dreams.
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You can do it one day, if need be. I couldn't do that with Texas or Montana.
I confess we were following the Lewis and Clark trail along the Missouri River. That took a while!

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Not too bad - only missing 8 out of 50.

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Interesting, I've met many well-traveled people who have never been to my home state, Wisconsin. Yet! I've mentioned the guy on the train before; he said he had been to every state in the lower 48. Sometime later he asked where I was from and said, "I've never been there." So now we refer to WI as a foreign county since that guy didn't include it in the 48.
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I confess we were following the Lewis and Clark trail along the Missouri River. That took a while!
We have a number of relatives living in ND -- we were both born there. So North Dakota kind of gets short shrift during our frequent visitations.

The Corp of Discovery route, however, is definitely on our TD list. I have an ancestor, John Shields, who was the oldest member (32 years old) of the L&C Expedition. My cousin, Dennis Boyd, is the (teminology may be off a bit) Director of the North Dakota Lewis & Clark Bi-Centennial Commision. I am waiting until all the hoopla dies down before making the journey from St. Louis to the Oregon coast to sign the Descendents Log.
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I am waiting until all the hoopla dies down before making the journey from St. Louis to the Oregon coast to sign the Descendents Log.
I admit to being clueless about the celebration. Meriwether Lewis was a distant cousin, so I might have to add signing the log onto my to-do list. Where can I get some more info on that?
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The hoopla had already died down in 2007. You shouldn't wait too much longer as I wonder how long they can really afford to maintain those wonderful visitor centers.

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Well, that's interesting. I really had no information other than from those extended family members who signed the book. I was told it was at the Visitor Center marking the point where the CoD reached the Pacific Ocean. A Google search gave me sensory overload so...
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Yeah... Tempus Fugit. I really have to get a grip on that.
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