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Author Topic: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?  (Read 4036 times)

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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #50 on: January 08, 2018, 02:44:45 PM »

Yes, but got to the state capitol building in Springfield 15 minutes before closing.  They let us in to wander for those 15 minutes.

Nothing was going on, but yet, I still got sick to my stomach.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #51 on: January 08, 2018, 03:04:01 PM »

I've been to many state capitals, but never a state capitol.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #52 on: January 08, 2018, 03:07:22 PM »

I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #53 on: January 08, 2018, 03:30:27 PM »

Been to the following state capital cities:

Boston, Massachusetts
Hartford, Connecticut
Albany, New York
Trenton, New Jersey
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Annapolis, Maryland
Richmond, Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
Raleigh, North Carolina
Atlanta, Georgia
Montgomery, Alabama
Nashville, Tennessee
Indianapolis, Indiana
St. Paul, Minnesota
Austin, Texas (but not since I was one year old at the oldest)
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Denver, Colorado
Boise, Idaho
Phoenix, Arizona
Juneau, Alaska
Honolulu, Hawaii
(Honorable mention: Columbus, Ohio, and Providence, Rhode Island—both passed through on the Interstate without stopping)

Other capital cities I've visited: Washington DC; Ottawa (national capital); Toronto (provincial capital); Quebec City (provincial capital); Charlottetown (provincial capital); Halifax (provincial capital); London (capital of both the UK and England); Edinburgh (capital of Scotland); Copenhagen (national capital); Tallinn, Estonia (national capital); Helsinki (national capital); Stockholm (national capital); and Berlin (national capital).

Capitol buildings I've been inside would be a much shorter list: Washington DC (the US Capitol, not the District Building), Ottawa, Berlin, Juneau, and Raleigh. Walked around outside the one in Santa Fe, took pictures on the steps of the one in Denver, and drove past the one in Charleston. Took pictures in Boise from a block or two away but didn't bother going closer because it was starting to rain and I didn't have an umbrella or other rain gear.

Visiting the Reichstag in Berlin got rather creepy when it came time to exit. For security reasons, they don't just open a door and let you leave. Instead you enter a sort of cube-shaped room with a bunch of other people; a glass door in front of you prevents you from exiting. They then close a glass door behind you and only once it's fully shut do they open the door to the outside to let you out. I could not help but think of all sorts of utterly tasteless Holocaust-related things (though I did not dare voice any such comments while we were still in Germany!).
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #54 on: January 08, 2018, 03:44:35 PM »

States I've visited "significant" portions of where I have not been to or through the general vicinity of the capital:
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South Dakota

You're not missing much.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #55 on: January 08, 2018, 03:47:49 PM »

Capital cities I've been too:
Pierre, SD
Bismarck, ND
Cheyenne, WY
Denver, CO
Boise, ID
Topeka, KS
Lincoln, NE
Des Moines, IA
Springfield, IL
Madison, WI

I've only been in the ND and SD buildings.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #56 on: January 08, 2018, 03:54:32 PM »

Capitals I've been to:

Washington, DC
Denver, CO
Atlanta, GA (airport only)
Des Moines, IA
Springfield, IL
Indianapolis, IN (I think)
Topeka, KS
Boston, MA
Saint Paul, MN
Jefferson City, MO
Lincoln, NE
Santa Fe, NM
Oklahoma City, OK
Austin, TX
Salt Lake City, UT
Madison, WI

Victoria, BC

Saltillo, Coah
Chihuahua, Chih
Monterrey, NL

Vienna, Austria
Brussels, Belgium (rail station only)
London, England
Paris, France
Vaduz, Liechtenstein
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Warsaw, Poland

Stuttgart, Baden–Wittenberg
Munich, Bavaria
Erfurt, Thuringia
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #57 on: January 08, 2018, 04:00:43 PM »

I have been to the capital of every state in which I have lived (CA, MD, NJ, MI, and VA), as well as the capitals of a few other states, constituent countries, and regions. The only state capital that I did not visit while I lived in that state was California, where I lived from birth to the ripe old age of three.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #58 on: January 08, 2018, 04:28:01 PM »

Of those 31 capitals I've been to, I've only been to two capitols:  The US Capitol and the Kansas State Capitol.  I've seen a couple of others from the road (Austin and Des Moines come to mind) but never bothered to stop.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #59 on: January 08, 2018, 04:48:09 PM »

I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.

You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #60 on: January 08, 2018, 04:52:06 PM »

I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.

You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...


Oscar mentioned capitol buildings a couple of posts down into the thread. There's no requirement that comments be strictly confined by the contours set out in the first post.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #61 on: January 08, 2018, 04:55:59 PM »

I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.
You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...
Oscar mentioned capitol buildings a couple of posts down into the thread. There's no requirement that comments be strictly confined by the contours set out in the first post.

I just assumed Roadgeekteen might have misspelled the word and actually wanted to know about capitols.  Figured I might as well answer both questions.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #62 on: January 08, 2018, 07:59:36 PM »

Of those 31 capitals I've been to, I've only been to two capitols:  The US Capitol and the Kansas State Capitol.  I've seen a couple of others from the road (Austin and Des Moines come to mind) but never bothered to stop.

I'm sure the Des Moines one is because the gold dome is so shiny. Don't worry, it's a nice veneer for the BS that goes on beneath it.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #63 on: January 08, 2018, 08:39:52 PM »

Capital cities I've been to / Through (Cities in bold means we actually stopped to visit)

Olympia
Sacramento
Boise
Salt Lake City
Phoenix
Cheyenne
Denver
Pierre
Topeka
Oklahoma City
Little Rock
Des Moines
St. Paul
Madison
Springfield
Jackson
Montgomery
Nashville
Frankfort
Columbus
Lansing
Harrisburg
Atlanta
Talahassee
Richmond
Annapolis
Dover
Montpelier
Augusta
Providence

DC
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #64 on: January 08, 2018, 08:55:55 PM »

Of those 31 capitals I've been to, I've only been to two capitols:  The US Capitol and the Kansas State Capitol.  I've seen a couple of others from the road (Austin and Des Moines come to mind) but never bothered to stop.

I'm sure the Des Moines one is because the gold dome is so shiny. Don't worry, it's a nice veneer for the BS that goes on beneath it.

Could be worse.  You could be one state to the east.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #65 on: January 08, 2018, 09:10:52 PM »

I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.
You may have noticed that it's the rule rather than the exception that posters go far beyond the original questions...
Oscar mentioned capitol buildings a couple of posts down into the thread. There's no requirement that comments be strictly confined by the contours set out in the first post.

I just assumed Roadgeekteen might have misspelled the word and actually wanted to know about capitols.  Figured I might as well answer both questions.
I mean capital.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #66 on: January 09, 2018, 08:59:11 AM »

I don't know why so many people are talking about capitol buildings. There is no mention of capitol buildings in the OP, nor are there any misspellings.

Because the question posed by the OP is simple yes/no question and those are no fun to answer, so we started adding more info.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #67 on: January 10, 2018, 10:12:46 AM »

I live in my state's capital.  Hell I can see the rotunda from my work.
(Well not right now as it's super foggy.)

Never been in the actual capitol building though.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #68 on: January 10, 2018, 11:16:55 AM »

Downtown New Britain is only 9 miles from downtown Hartford. I've been to Bushnell Park, which is the big lawn on the north side of the capitol building. I can't recall ever being inside the building itself. I have been to the Bushnell Theater across from the capitol on its east side, however. :)
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #69 on: January 10, 2018, 01:20:59 PM »

Capital Cities I've been/driven to/through (& not counting flight connections):
- Albany
- Atlanta
- Augusta
- Boston
- Columbus (courtesy of last year's road meet)
- Concord, NH
- Dover
- Harrisburg
- Hartford
- Montpelier
- Nashville
- Salem, OR (even toured the Capitol Building)
- Trenton
- Providence

and of course; Washington, D.C. (I know it's not a state)
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #70 on: January 10, 2018, 01:46:09 PM »

Capital cities I've been through, or lived in:
- Lansing, MI (lived in)
- Baton Rouge, LA (lived in)
- Springfield, IL
- Indianapolis, IN
- Madison, WI
- Columbus, OH
- Des Moines, IA
- Lincoln, NE
- Cheyenne, WY
- Denver, CO
- Topeka, KS
- St Paul, MN
- Oklahoma City, OK
- Austin, TX
- Nashville, TN
- Harrisburg, PA
- Albany, NY
- Concord, NH
- Boston, MA
- Providence, RI
- Dover, DE
- Annapolis, MD
- Atlanta, GA
- Jackson, MS
- Phoenix, AZ
- Honolulu, HI
- Salt Lake City, UT
- Columbia, SC
- Little Rock, AR
- Toronto, ON
- Winnipeg, MB

States I've been in, but never to the capital city:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota
- Montana
- Idaho
- Nevada
- California
- New Mexico
- Missouri
- Kentucky
- Alabama
- Florida
- North Carolina
- Virginia
- West Virginia
- Vermont
- New Jersey
- Connecticut
- Maine
- Coahuila, MX
- Quintana Roo, MX
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #71 on: January 10, 2018, 08:53:16 PM »

I have visiting the State Capitol in Lansing and clinched the adjacent Capitol Loop. I have driven right past the State Capitol in Madison, but not entered the building. I have walked the National Mall in Washington, DC, but I did not enter the US Capitol. Of the other states/provinces I have visited, I have been within the Springfield, IL, city limits on I-55, but I did not otherwise go into town. I have never been within the city limits of Mexicali, Sacramento, St. Paul, Jefferson City, Indianapolis, Columbus, Harrisburg, Richmond, Annapolis, Albany, Toronto or Québec. I will probably tick one off the list later this year since a major conference I attend is being held in the Columbus area.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #72 on: January 11, 2018, 01:55:50 AM »

Another sad list.

State capitals I've been to:
Salem (drive through)
Olympia (family)
Springfield, IL (drive through)

Just for kicks: Country Capitals:
Paris, France (1 week vacation).

I need a good road trip if my wallet cooperated with me.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #73 on: January 11, 2018, 12:28:00 PM »

Another sad list.

State capitals I've been to:
Salem (drive through)
Olympia (family)
Springfield, IL (drive through)

Just for kicks: Country Capitals:
Paris, France (1 week vacation).

I need a good road trip if my wallet cooperated with me.
I'm over 3 times older than you and that would still be the reason why I haven't gone on extensive road trips.  Don't feel so bad, half the cities on my list didn't come about until I was in my 20s or later.
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Re: Have any of you not been to your state's capital?
« Reply #74 on: January 11, 2018, 12:49:41 PM »

State Capitals visited...

Bold - actually set foot in
Italics - drove around its downtown on surface streets
Plain - just drove through on freeways

Columbus, OH
Indianapolis, IN
Harrisburg, PA
Boston, MA
Trenton, NJ
Annapolis, MD
Richmond, VA
Charleston, WV

Columbia, SC
Atlanta, GA
Nashville, TN
Montgomery, AL
Baton Rouge, LA
Little Rock, AR
Des Moines, IA
St. Paul, MN
Madison, WI
Topeka, KS
Oklahoma City, OK
Denver, CO
Cheyenne, WY
Boise, ID
Salt Lake City, UT

Washington, DC
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