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    Whoo Hoo!

    On my bucket list I wanted to say I have been to every single state in the United States. Last year I made it to my 49th state when I flew out to Hawaii. I just got off the phone and confirmed my reservation for an Alaska cruise. This finalizes that item on my life's bucket list. From Seattle I get on board, and we go to Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay, Ketchikan, Victoria British Columbia, and back to Seattle.

    Now what was the NEXT item on my list?

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    I'd love to go on an Alaskan cruise. What line are you going with?

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    Princess Cruises, the Ruby Princess

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    Awesome, my last cruise (southern Caribbean) was with royal Caribbean, and previous cruises were with disney. I've never been on an unenjoyable cruise

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    That sounds great! Hope it is everything you want it to be.

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    Just found the VA scheduled me an appointment on a day in the middle of my cruise. Just sent them a message, uh-uh brother, reschedule that one!

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    That is a cool goal and to be able to realize it great!

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    Yeah, I only ended up in Idaho because we were at Yellowstone National Park. The car needed gas and I wanted to see if the Idaho gas stations were any cheaper than the tourist trap gas prices in Wyoming.

    They weren't. But it counts, I was in the state. That was state #48.

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    I don't see myself ever going to California, so I guess I'll have to count my month there in '97 at Ft. Irwin as being there...

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    It is one of those places it is nice to be from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mbaker78 View Post
    I don't see myself ever going to California, so I guess I'll have to count my month there in '97 at Ft. Irwin as being there...
    Hey, I count California as a state I have visited, even though I never ventured from Ft. Hunter Liggett the 2 weeks I was there.

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    I was saying I'll count it only because I see no reason ever to return there, except maybe to cruise in/out of one of the ports...

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    I think the northern part might be fun to visit, go see a giant redwood forest and drive through the trunk of a tree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gandog56 View Post
    Yeah, I only ended up in Idaho because we were at Yellowstone National Park. The car needed gas and I wanted to see if the Idaho gas stations were any cheaper than the tourist trap gas prices in Wyoming.

    They weren't. But it counts, I was in the state. That was state #48.
    I count Pennsylvania though I only spent maybe 3-4 hours there. I drove up to see Gettysburg National Military Park (which was quite interesting to visit) while I was in Maryland for some training last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarEagleEd View Post
    I think the northern part might be fun to visit, go see a giant redwood forest and drive through the trunk of a tree.
    I guess that's true...

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    DOH, credit card bill just came in for the cruise, motels, flights......paid them all off and I am right poor right now.

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    After 8 yrs in Uncle Sam's canoe club, I can't imagine paying to go to sea!! I've been to 49 also - missing AK. The aforementioned canoe club got me to HI for 4 weeks or so, other than that 20 yrs of driving a truck made me hit the first 48

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    Packing my suitcase. We leave tomorrow 5 AM. I am sure I will forget something, I always do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboybart View Post
    After 8 yrs in Uncle Sam's canoe club, I can't imagine paying to go to sea!! I've been to 49 also - missing AK. The aforementioned canoe club got me to HI for 4 weeks or so, other than that 20 yrs of driving a truck made me hit the first 48
    Well, since I am an ex sailor, you might think I would have had enough of it. But it might be interesting to see what one is like where I am NOT working 1 watch in three.

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    Still missing a few states, but most of my career was spent overseas where I could meet new and interesting people (then kill them).
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