I want to visit all 50 states in my lifetime, but I've already made a pretty good dent. Thought I would write down the circumstances of my visit to each state.
Texas--Lived here 1998-present; been to numerous locales around the state
Kansas--born here 1990 and lived here until 1991; frequent trips back to family's lake cabin; most recent visit December 2013 (Topeka + suburbs)
Missouri--lived here 1991-1998; frequent trips back to see family; most recent visit December 2013 (Kansas City + suburbs)
Iowa--went several times as a kid; most recent visit July 2012 (West Branch)
Oklahoma--driven through a variety of times on the Texas-to-Missouri trip; have family that lives here; Most recent visit December 2013 (Oklahoma City)
Colorado--went once as a kid (don't remember it); most recent visit was in high school for a choir tour (Denver)
Washington--went to Seattle March 2010.
California--went to Los Angeles in high school on family trip
New York--went to New York City in March 2001.
Pennsylvania--went to Philadelphia in high school on family trip.
Georgia--frequent trips to family's beach home on Jekyll Island; went to Atlanta on a choir tour in high school; most recent visit January 2012 (Jekyll Island)
Florida--one trip to Walt Disney World as a kid; most recent visit January 2012 (Orlando)
Illinois--one trip to Springfield as a kid; most recent visit August 2009 (Chicago)
New Mexico--one trip to Albuquerque as a kid
Washington, D.C.---one trip as a kid; most recent visit on high school choir tour.
Maryland--high school choir tour went to Baltimore.
North Carolina--trip to Outer Banks as a kid.
Wyoming--trip to Yellowstone as a kid.
South Dakota--trip to Mount Rushmore as a kid
Michigan--trip to the Upper Peninsula as a kid
Indiana--went to a United Methodist Student Foundation conference in Evanston in May 2010
Alaska--cruise in Summer 2005
Massachusetts--trip to Boston March 2014
Virginia--one trip to Mount Vernon/Monticello as a kid; most recent visit Summer 2013 (Williamsburg)
Tennessee--trip to Nashville on high school choir tour
Louisiana--one trip to Shreveport as a kid; most recent visit on a mission trip to New Orleans in high school
Arkansas--one trip to Little Rock as a kid; various family reunions; most recent visit in September 2013 (Eureka Springs)
I've been to these states but only briefly, thus I don't count them in my total.
Delaware--Got lost driving in Pennsylvania and ended up in Delaware for a few minutes.
New Jersey--Rode the subway to New Jersey from New York City and then came back.
Alabama--drove through while driving from Texas to Georgia as a kid.
Mississippi--drove through while driving from Texas to Georgia as a kid.
Kentucky--drove through while driving from Missouri to Georgia as a kid.
Nebraska--drove through while driving from Missouri to South Dakota as a kid.
Minnesota--had a layover in the Minneapolis airport flying from Texas to Alaska.