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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #125 on: January 28, 2020, 08:51:59 PM »

I’ve only clipped Kansas and Illinois. Went through the old US 66 alignment through Baxter Springs, KS and crossed into Illinois from Cape Girardeau, MO to go the back way to Memphis.


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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #126 on: January 28, 2020, 09:57:11 PM »

I've been on at least one stretch of interstate in every state I've been in. My most recent trip to WV involved only US-522, but on previous trips to the state I have been on I-64, I-77, and I-81
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #127 on: January 29, 2020, 12:37:24 PM »

Every state that I've been to, I've been on an interstate in, with the exception of Arizona (airport layover).

When I first visited Kansas in 2018, I did so following old US 66, but then in December of 2019 I drove across the state on I-70.

My first visits to all of the northern New England states I'm fairly certain did not involve interstates, nor did my first visit to Illinois (via O'Hare, the CTA, and some state highways).

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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #128 on: January 29, 2020, 12:58:36 PM »

Mississippi:  Trip from Memphis to Tunica casinos didn't take me on the interstate.   

California:  Flew in to San Diego for a work conference and took Harbor Drive to downtown. 
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #129 on: January 29, 2020, 05:19:59 PM »

Two states that I've traveled by automobile without using an interstate: VT and HI.

And two more if counting layovers: FL (trip to EC), CA (trip to HI). 
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #130 on: January 29, 2020, 05:35:37 PM »

Two states that I've traveled by automobile without using an interstate: VT and HI.

And two more if counting layovers: FL (trip to EC), CA (trip to HI). 

You didn't use I-H1 when leaving the airport in Honolulu?
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #131 on: January 29, 2020, 08:45:21 PM »

in 1992, I drove from Nampa, Idaho to Winnemucca, Nevada on US 95.  US 95 passes through the southeast corner of Oregon.  Obviously, There is no interstate highway in the deep southeast of Oregon (although I-84 was fairly close by).  In 1995, I drove from Death Valley to Sacramento by way of Beatty Nevada.  I went from NV 374 to US 95, until I got to 95A and went through Yerrington, Nevada.  Then, I turned left on US 50 and took it all the way into into Sacramento. 

I've been to Denver, CO, but only on a layover between Sacramento and Dallas.  I spent about an hour at the old Stapleton International Airport.  This was back in May of 1992. 
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #132 on: January 29, 2020, 09:41:02 PM »

Two states that I've traveled by automobile without using an interstate: VT and HI.

And two more if counting layovers: FL (trip to EC), CA (trip to HI). 

You didn't use I-H1 when leaving the airport in Honolulu?

Perfectly plausible; when I went, my GPS routed me on HI 92 into the city (it was around rush hour, so traffic on I-H1 might have been bad). I did drive on the Interstates later on in my visit, though.

For that matter, he didn't say anything about being on Oahu at all.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #133 on: January 29, 2020, 09:52:26 PM »

I'll list my Travel Mapping mileage in each state where I haven't been on an interstate:

VT = 98.57 km / 61.25 mi (around Rutland/Killington and Jay Peak)
AR = 78.50 km / 48.78 mi (around Eureka Springs)
NH = 60.52 km / 37.61 mi (across Northern NH)
MT = 15.50 km / 9.63 mi (through West Yellowstone)
TX = 0 km (layover at DFW)
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #134 on: January 30, 2020, 02:19:33 PM »

For that matter, he didn't say anything about being on Oahu at all.

I assumed he flew into Honolulu.  I realize now that he might have simply transferred from there to another airport in Hawaii.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #135 on: January 30, 2020, 02:30:36 PM »

Two states that I've traveled by automobile without using an interstate: VT and HI.

And two more if counting layovers: FL (trip to EC), CA (trip to HI). 

You didn't use I-H1 when leaving the airport in Honolulu?
Nope.  I flew in directly to Kona.  It was supposed to be the same on the way back.  But the plane had a problem and couldn't fly over the ocean.  So they flew us to Honolulu where we had to catch another flight back to the mainland.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #136 on: January 31, 2020, 10:58:54 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, there are direct flights from the mainland to at least Maui and the Big Island.  Would not shock me if Kauai has direct flights as well.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #137 on: January 31, 2020, 11:02:43 AM »

If I'm not mistaken, there are direct flights from the mainland to at least Maui and the Big Island.  Would not shock me if Kauai has direct flights as well.
Yep.  I flew direct from Chicago to Kahului. 
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #138 on: January 31, 2020, 03:39:05 PM »

If I'm not mistaken, there are direct flights from the mainland to at least Maui and the Big Island.  Would not shock me if Kauai has direct flights as well.


It does. One itinerary of mine from 2018 was Atlanta → LAX → Lihue → Honolulu.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #139 on: January 31, 2020, 05:08:56 PM »

I have passed through Vermont but entirely on US-7 and US-2.  That's the only one I can recall.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #140 on: January 31, 2020, 05:15:27 PM »

Interesting question, which is probably why there's been almost 20 replies since the bump earlier today.

I thought I had none (out of 26 states visited), but then I remembered Montana. I did quite a bit of surface traveling during my 2016 trip to Flathead County, but never came even remotely close to an interstate!
Colorado I've visited via an airport layover only, so that would potentially count as well.

Wow, I read the post above this one and did a double take: how could I miss such an obvious one?
Vermont counts for me as well.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #141 on: February 02, 2020, 01:14:15 AM »

I've been to 38 states and traveled on interstates in every one of them. In fact, I think I was on an interstate during my first visit to every one of them, except for Alabama, where I had a brief layover at Birmingham's airport on the way to Florida. I since made up for that with a couple of drives all the way down 65 to Mobile.

Come to think of it, I racked up first visits to a bunch of other states without seeing an interstate, only because the Interstate System had yet to be invented. I'm not counting them though. (Yes, I am that old.) I've returned to all at some point using the interstates.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #142 on: March 18, 2020, 11:58:41 AM »

For that matter, he didn't say anything about being on Oahu at all.

I assumed he flew into Honolulu.  I realize now that he might have simply transferred from there to another airport in Hawaii.

Or used some other type of port altogether…
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #143 on: March 18, 2020, 05:56:19 PM »

I've been in 45 states, but the only state where I don't think I've been on the interstate is Delaware. I only made it as far north as the Rehoboth/ Lewes area when I lived in SE VA, and the only interstates are in the north by Wilmington.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #144 on: March 19, 2020, 01:25:13 PM »

This question is more thought-provoking than it may seem. I've been to 47 states and it turns out that I've made it onto an interstate in every single one of them.  While I was doing the driving.  Thought that there might be a couple where that wasn't the case (MT, LA), but no - I-15 and I-10 respectively. 
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #145 on: March 19, 2020, 05:01:33 PM »

Only ones for me are North Dakota, Montana and Idaho because I passed through them on the train.
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Re: States you have traveled through, but never made it on an interstate
« Reply #146 on: March 20, 2020, 10:12:07 AM »

Me?  Likely Texas - I was changing planes in both directions while on a roadtrip with someone else and never left the secured parts of DFW.

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