Several months ago, I blogged about which states I would say I'm "most" finished with. I had eight criteria I used:
- Have I visited the state?
- Have I visited every county in the state?
- Have I visited every neighboring state?
- Have I visited every neighboring county?
- Have I visited every county in every neighboring state?
- Have I visited the state capitol?
- Have I summitted the state high point?
- Have I visited every Mormon temple in the state?
What about states I'm nowhere NEAR finished with? Well, Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, and Vermont are the only states that not only get answers of "no" for all eight criteria, but also are more than 10 counties away from completion or have more than one neighboring state I've not visited. (New Hampshire should be in this group, too, but since the state only has 10 counties total, it sneaks out. Also, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, and Washington would be in this group, but they each only have one neighboring state I haven't visited.)