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el diablo robotico ([personal profile] platypus) wrote2015-06-25 11:47 am

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A month ago, I decided to see how long it would take me to see a license plate from every state. This is what I've got so far:

amCharts

Not bad, huh? Although Indiana was a U-Haul, so that sort of felt like cheating. I'm still keeping my eye out for a proper Indiana plate.

Ken saw Maine yesterday, but I didn't, so it doesn't count.

Still missing:

Alabama
Delaware
Hawaii
Iowa Seen 6/26!
Maine
Mississippi
Nebraska
Oklahoma Seen 6/27!
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Vermont
Wyoming

I wasn't originally shooting for DC, but I saw a bonus DC plate last week (and got to talk to the guy whose car it was, because I was pointing at it and excitedly saying, "Look! DC!" as he walked up).

Hawaii isn't actually that uncommon here -- I'm a little surprised I haven't seen one in a month.

I've also seen plates from [Beautiful] British Columbia, Baja California (quite common), and also Sinaloa, a Mexican state I haden't seen before.

Some of these last few are going to be tough, though. Rhode Island? Delaware? Good luck with that. At least San Diego is a tourist destination.

Also, this is a stupid hobby for someone with eyesight as bad as mine. But it's been kind of fun.

[identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com 2015-06-25 08:32 pm (UTC)(link)
Hrm. Might be an easier exercise once the school year starts. I don't think I"ve seen a Delaware or a RI license plate out here. Want me to snap a pic, if I do? Or would that be cheating?

[identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com 2015-06-25 09:47 pm (UTC)(link)
OK! You'd think you'd see a lot of different states' plates out here, but you really don't. Go figure. (Everything is so smashed together.)

Wait, isn't Rhode Island black and yellow?

[identity profile] garpu.livejournal.com 2015-06-25 10:37 pm (UTC)(link)
Rhode Island would blend in with ours. I probably have seen Delaware, now that I see it.
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[personal profile] nonelvis 2015-06-25 09:59 pm (UTC)(link)
Come visit -- I guarantee you'll see a Rhode Island plate! You can knock off Maine and Vermont while you're here, too :)

Have to admit, though, I don't think I've seen Delaware outside of the Del-Mar-Va area.

[identity profile] mighty-sam.livejournal.com 2015-06-27 01:13 am (UTC)(link)
I'm not surprised you've seen nothing from Wyoming. There's about 70 people in the whole state, and they only leave to go to Sam's Club in Billings about once a month.

[identity profile] karenor.livejournal.com 2015-06-27 05:49 pm (UTC)(link)
I see Delaware rather a lot. Historically. I haven't seen one in a while. Maybe Delawarians stopped visiting/moving here.