Thursday Thirteen #4: 13 State in 13 years

At first I thought that joining the TT group would be fun... It is fun! But coming up with TT list every week is not as easy as I thought it would be. I guess it is because my memory is a bit rusty.

Banner courtesy of Mandy @

Thirteen out of 50 State
that I've visited in the USA in the span of 13 years!

  1. Grand Canyon, Arizona, 1993
    [The most amazing sight I've ever seen! I would love to take hubby and the kids there someday.]
  2. Las Vegas, Nevada, 1993
    [The city that comes alive at night... I also love the illuminating lights!]
  3. Portland, Maine, 1993
    [I was supposed to try my first hot air balloon ride here. I am willing to pay $150 (if I remember correctly) for this ride. But due to fog, we didn't take off... hmp! I haven't had a chance to try it again.]
  4. Stamford/Hartford/Fairfield, Connecticut, 1993 and 2006
    [I live in Stamford for 3 months while I was in the process of self-discovery. And I did find myself and the love of my life!]
  5. Baltimore, Maryland, 1993
    [My first attempt at long driving from Stamford, CT with a friend from high school.]
  6. Providence, Rhode Island, 1993
    [I don't have any pictures of this place, hence, I can't remember what I saw. Tsk tsk tsk!]
  7. Chicago, Illinois, 1999
    [Hubby and I visited a lot of museums (for free) here... not really what I wanted to do in Chicago, but its what hubby wants.]
  8. Boston, Massachusetts, 1999
    [Hubby and I met some old college friends here.]
  9. San Francisco/Los Angeles/San Diego, California, 1993 and 1999
    [I have so many wonderful memories in these cities.]
  10. Orlando and Tampa, Florida, 1999 and 2004
    [What can I say, we love theme parks and we love Mickey! Except for the heat, I wouldn't mind making this our vacation home.]
  11. Washington, District of Columbia, 1993 and 2006
    [A family get-together with my in-laws.]
  12. Atlantic City/Cape May/Wildwood, New Jersey, 1993 and 2006
    [Another family get-together with my in-laws.]


  13. New York City and Oakland Garden, New York
    [We drove to NY 1-3 times a year (for the past 5 years) since my SIL and her family lives there. The only family we have in North America.]

create your own visited states map


Cheryl said...

I've hardly been anywhere! I haven't even been out of state in 5 years!

Gattina said...

Nice trips weren't it ? I also travelled a lot through the States and were in all these places but not in Maine, Connecticut, Maryland and Massachusets. But I could add, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Utah and Arizona.

Happy TT

Shoshana said...

I am not sure how many states I've been. I'll probably have to count the airport stop-over to come up with 13!

Chelle Y. said...

You have seen some wonderful places!

Great list!

kristarella said...

Lucky! I've hardly been anywhere... Sydney, Adelaide, Queensland, Fiji. I hope to get to America (esp. the Carolinas and NY and Boston and Las Vegas and LA - shame some are one one side of the country and some on the other!), Africa, UK, Europe.

suki said...

:) fun!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

I've barely been out of the PA area in my 32 years. I love Atlantic City though. I try to get there at least once a year.

Happy TT and thanks for visiting my blog


fennymun said...

You have travelled a lot! It's a good idea to write it down indeed.

Caylynn said...

Great list. :) Lots of interesting places. The Grand Canyon is definitely someplace I'd like to visit one day. Happy Thursday. :)

Hails said...

You 13 up on me, ive never been out of australia!

Happy TT

Faith said...

Nice list! I'll have to do thi sometime. I bet I have been more places than I think!

Carmen said...

oooh, i gotta go create a map now!

JO said...

Hi Cheryl,
Plan you next vacation now!

Hi Gattina,
That's our family, we all love to travel!

Hi Shoshana,
I can't believe it myself until I started counting.

Hi Chelle,

JO said...

Hi Kristarella,
I hope to get a chance to visit Australia too!

Thanks Suki and Andrea!

Hi Fenny,
I have to, coz my memory is getting rusty... I'm getting old... hahaha!

JO said...

Hi Caylynn,
Grand Canyon is truly a wonderful work of Mother Nature!

Hi Hails,
I would love to visit Australia.

Hi Faith,
I want to see you list, hopefully in your next T13?

Hi Carmen,
Did you cover more than 50% of the map?

Sadie said...

It's a good list! Coming up with TT topics can be hard, I know. I'm always jotting them down someplace if one comes to mind when I'm not at my computer so I'll have one when I need it.

Happy TT

agring said...

I actually joined the Christian TT group using my christian blog pero ang tagal ng hindi na update.

Well, you have travelled everywhere Jo. I must say you have adventurous family. I noticed you have families/relatives in the states. That makes it easy to travel in the US. Right?
I have been to only 3 State actually 2. I don't think Buffallo is a state . I have been to Chicago for my PILs friend's wedding just for the weekend. Also, I have been to Ohio for camping. That's about it.

Mandy said...

I live in Europe but have visited #1 #2 #9 and #10. I'd like to travel more, but it's finding the time nowadays.


JO said...

Hi Sadie,
Coming up with titles is not that hard, but listing down 13 items for that title can be hard and time consuming (at least for me).

Hi Agring,
Buffalo is part of the New York state, so you've been to 3 state already.

Hi Mandy,
I would love to see Europe too... hopefully in this lifetime of mine... hehehe.

Cheysuli said...

I've found that coming up with 13th gets harder each week! I'm amazed at the folks who do it for months!

Chaotic Mom said...

WOW! You've travelled a bunch. Isn't it FUN? We're an Army family, 10 addresses in 15 years, and then some moving around in between. I LOVE seeing new places and people. ;)

I've posted my Thursday Thirteen, too. Enjoy!

Candy Minx said...

wow what a cool list! It sounds like a lot of fun. I love travelling around America, amazing climates, geography and people!

Here is my list...

JO said...

Hi Cheysuli,
Very true. I may give up soon... hehehe.

Hi Chaotic Mom,
Wow! 10 addresses in 15 years? I don't think I could survive that kind of a lifestyle... it is so hard to move!

Hi Candy Minx,
Wish I could add more state to my list!

Dane Bramage said...

I have been to and through a few states. I think we overlap on just a couple. Great list. I love traveling and wish I had more time to do it.

If you get a chance stop by my Thursday Thirteen If I had an iPod Disco Edition

Paula said...

Did you enjoy Baltimore? That's near my neck of the woods. Not nearly as cosmopolitan as DC, but love some of its smaller funkier communities.

Raquel said...

Grabe, grabe dami nyo ng narating, kakainggit, hehehe.

I'll see to it at 12am Thursday I will stay on your blog for the TT, hehehe.

JO said...

Hi Dane,
I feel like I'm the only one without an Ipod. ",)

Hi Paula,
Baltimore is nice, quiet and peaceful... though I've only spend 1 day there more than 13 years ago. I'm sure there's a lot of changes since then.

Hi Raquel,
It's not easy coming up with a TT list...

cruise said...

buti ka pa, ako kahit isa wala pang napuntahan sa US, haha. hanggang CNN nalang ang tanaw ko sa bansa ng mga puti, haha

congrats! some States to visit!

JO said...

hi Cruise,

At least naikot mo na ang Pilipinas! Dami din naman magandang puntahan diyan.

Brony said...

Wow, you've been to a great deal of places. I wish I could travel now.

Happy TT!

MysteriousLady said...

Well, y'all have to come visit Knoxville, TN sometime!

Thanks for visiting me!

Anonymous said...

wow! ang sarap naman! wish we could do the same...


JO said...

Hi Brony,

Hi MysteriousLady,
I would love to see Graceland (Elvis' home).

Hi Faye,
Do you love travelling and road trips and long drive?

Patchwork Anahata said...

I would love to see the Grand Canyon!! I'm gonna have to check out the map link that you provided. That's neat ~ thanks!! :=D

KarenW said...

San Diego is my all time favorite place! I'm hoping to back someday. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Diane said...

The furthest I went was to Singapore- from Malaysia!

I'll definately visit the States and Canda when I have more money later. :)

Danielle said...

I've been to NYC, Orlando, and DC. The husband's family lives in Maine, at least a few of them anyway, so I hope to visit there one day.

I would love to go on a hot air balloon ride, though I'm deathly afraid of heights!

Janean said...

Thanks for visiting my TT list so I can find your's! I had only lived in Oregon with one trip to California until I started Driving truck. THen I got to see about half the US before we quit to raise kids. :D
Good post! Got me to thinkin'...

JO said...

Hi Patchwork Anahata, Karen, Diane, Danielle and Janean!

Welcome to my TT...

MommyBa said...

I have never been to the US at all. Ayaw ako papasukin ng mga consul nila - baka raw maghasik ako ng terror! Hehehehehe! Nagsawa na rin ako mag-try kumuha ng visa para mabisita si Mickey Mouse man lang at magkaroon ng picture kasama nya pero talagang wala, kaya sa UK na lang ako naghahasik ng lagim ngayon. LOL!

Anyway, I'd love to visit the Grand Canyon one day and see Mt. Rushmore. NY and CA would be lovely to see as well. There are so many sights in the US that I'd like to see if only I'll be given the opportunity.

I'd also love to tour the Philippines. It's just sad that I'm Pinoy yet it's more expensive to travel outside the Philippines than to go to Singapore, Hongkong or any other Asian countries. Kakaloka!

Thanks for sharing your travels with us!

MrsPartyGirl said...

hmmm, kami... CA, NV, AZ, HI, NY, NJ, PA, IL, KY, IN, OH, TN, WV, VA, MD, NC, SC, GA, FL, MI, MN, DC. wow, dami na pala! i guess this is a testament to how itchy our feet are :D

jo, it's time for you to go and visit me, that'll add the carolinas to your list, di ba? :D

JO said...

Hi Meeya,
Wow! you've visited almost half of the states... i'll let you know if we're going to your state so we can meet.

JO said...

Hi Liz,
You can try to apply for a US visa when you visit Toronto. Tuloy ka na ba dito?