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How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?

bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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About a year ago as Insiders were discussing erc's post about the Re: 50 Weirdest Sites to See in the US, some of us got into a brief, side discussion about visiting US State Capitals. That got me thinking (which is never a good thing ). Why it took a year to ask these question is a mystery (IAHFLYR, I blame it on my "geezer" status which brightlybob bestowed on me when I got my first pair of bifocals this year ).

 

How many State Capitals have you visited?

 

And so as not to leave out our international friends, let's also include

 

How many National Capitals have you visited?

 

I had dig back into the dusty recesses of my brain to find my totals, but here they are.

 

State Capitals: 37 (missing AK, FL, LA, ME, MO, MT, NV, NH, NJ, NC, SD, TX, WY), though I plan to visit Baton Rouge in 2015

 

National Capitals: 13 (in no particular order) Canberra, London, Tokyo, Wellington, Nairobi, Dublin, Beijing, Moscow, Helsinki, Oslo, Stockholm, Copenhagen, and Washington. I can't really count Amsterdam, Papeete, or Cairo since I never left the airport in these countries.

 

I expect (based on some previous discussions) some impressive numbers from a few folks on the National Capital question.

 

So how many have you visited?

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    vaboywnder Alumni Steward Platinum 21 Reviews
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    Ut oh...another Homework Assignment from bejacob!! 

    Thanks to my friend Wikipedia I was able to quickly put my list together.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lists_of_capitals

     

    Here's my list:

     

    State Capitals:  11 including Phoenix AZ, Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Raleigh NC, Columbus OH, Harrisburg PA, Nashville TN, Austin TX, Richmond VA, Charleston WV , & Madison WI

     

    National Capitals:  1- Washington, DC

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      bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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      What can I say, vaboywnder? I like giving out homework.

       

      Here are the assignments I've given in just the last 12 months

      In How Many States Have You Stayed at a Marriott Property?

      Which Marriott brand do you frequent the most?

      Marriott now lists 18 Brands. How many have you visited?

      What do you collect when you travel?

      What is your travel goal?

       

      I'll bet our academics haven't given such interesting homework this year (I'm looking at you foxglove )

       

      While I can't claim credit for asking, I particularly enjoyed the discussions on the Aviation thread about which airports and which types of aircraft Insiders have flown.

       

      Regardless, since travel is something that unites us, it's nice to learn where others have been (or where they want to go). More than once, I've discovered a place I didn't know about. I probably wouldn't have stayed at the Dearborn Inn had it not been for jakeal and jerrycoin both speaking so highly of it.

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        jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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        bejacob,

         

        The Dearborn Inn, is one of my all time favorite hotels!  Especially for Thanksgiving and Holiday Times.  It's a place you want to book early!

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        Replicas of Historic homes in America, make staying here a wonderful experience!

         

        This was the first "Airport" hotel, and was built to allow Henry Ford a place for his traveling friends and Ford Executives!

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        Wonderful staff, this makes this place a great place to dine on a special occasion!

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        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        Darn it, bejacob, I was just enjoying all this, now you tell me its work.How much work have I done for you this year?

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        foxglove Silver 3 Reviews
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        Prof. bejacob, Um, will this be on the test?

        State capitals (25): Tallahassee, Montgomery, Atlanta, Columbia, Raleigh, Richmond, Charleston, Harrisburg, Albany, Montpelier, Frankfurt, Nashville, Jackson, Baton Rouge, Austin, Little Rock, Jefferson City, Springfield, Indianapolis, Lansing, Madison, St. Paul, Topeka, Phoenix and Santa Fe

        Hmm, heavy eastern US concentration, with all but Santa Fe via ground travel.

         

        National capital cities (3): DC, Ottawa, and Nassau

        May I have a hall pass now?

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    bejacob,

     

    Been to 47, but never made it, yet, to Austin, Santa Fe, or Baton Rouge, but have made it to all the others!

     

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    Here's on my favorites, Oklahoma City, from the Governor's Mansion!

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    Salt Lake City is another treasure!

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    Anchorage, is another wonderful place to visit!

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    Jefferson City, from the back of the AMTRAK, what a wonderful day!

     

    Will try to contribute International Capitals soon!

     

    This was so much fun!  Thanks for making the memories come alive!

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    zukracer Alumni Steward Platinum 4 Reviews
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    great thread

     

    For me, 45 state capitals missing AK, HI, MT, ME and LA for states.

     

    For the Canadian territories, I've been to 4 of them.

     

    For National capitals: 21 - Washington DC, London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Luxembourg, Vaduz, Mexico City, 10 Caribbean island capitals and Canada.

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    cjkatl Platinum
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    Hadn't ever thought of this. Been to 44. Missing: Alaska, Maine, Montana, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota. Favorites: Lincoln, Reno and Albany, but the latter only for The Egg.

     

    I've been to every Big Ten and SEC football stadium. (at least the outside) This has not been on purpose, it's just kind of happened.

     

    International: 14: Washington, Ottawa, Mexico City, Tokyo, Seoul, Bangkok, London, Paris, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, Jerusalem, Cairo, Papeete.

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    erc Platinum
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      Not since brightlybob implemented his well executed conversions of ten hotel reviews into Discussions, has my erc-o-meter gone off as loudly as this post.  
      
       "When out in the computer there arose such a clatter,
        I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter"
      
      
    Oh; like vaboywndr writes, 'another homework assignment from bejacob'
      
      Ok, I'll play along, but this time it comes with a counter-exercise, which was inspired by the More Like This column over to the right (as one thread lead to another and then another)
      
       First - since many minor league teams don't play in state capitals (although several do)
         I score only 35 on the state capital list - although in a saving face, fluke of nature, I have been to the three jerrycoin hasn't
      
         No passing grade in the world capitals either - 8
      
       Second - up before the sun rises, I realize today is Pearl Harbor Day (seldom ever on the front page anymore) and it reminds me of one of my favorite trips to a state capital, last year in Honolulu and our visit with Admiral of the Pacific Fleet Rick Williams. All my friends went on to do great things and I went on to write about the loss of BOGOs . Really  looking forward to the Christmas release of Unbroken, a powerful and inspirational story for sure
      

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       Third - speaking of Christmas and the holidays, I was spurred on by b.e.'s linking of threads and the More Like This column and came up with a post of my own, asking once more for Insiders to share, but fear not, not as much intellectual work required as above and it will help keep us in the holiday spirit.

    Home for the Holidays


      and last and Fourth - once again, referencing the More Like This column, Batter up!  since I love me some baseball, I clicked on the link and saw my nostalgic post about my childhood team the Washington Senators and right underneath mine I saw pluto77 proclaim her one (and only) true love for her L.A. Dodgers .... what? the L.A. Dodgers.  Is this the same pluto that so proudly roots for (in the same division I might add) the disliked (at least here in the U.S. Nation's Capital) S.F. Giants?  As Prince Hamlet once said, "there's something rotten in the stadium of Chavez"
      
      Oh well, Happy Holidays to all and to all a good night (at least for me, I'm heading back to bed) .
      
      
      
      

     

      
      
     

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      gm1 Gold 1 Reviews
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      erc

       

      There was an article today in The Austin-American Statesman concerning the general perceptions of the Japanese people today concerning Pearl Harbor, of course very different than those of most Americans.  I was glad to see space devoted to Pearl Harbor as this major historical event has not been emphasized in recent years.  This is probably due in a great part to the passing of the "Greatest Generation".  However, there was a bit of sad news concerning the USS Arizona.  Today will mark the final toast by four of the final eight  Arizona survivors at the annual  Pearl Harbor reunion.  Due to advanced age only four were able to attend and they will no longer make the journey in the future.

       

      Also, very nice photo at the Arizona Memorial and timely on December 7th.

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      jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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      erc,

       

      Maybe you can take me to the three Capitals I have not been to, but you have?

       

      Really hope I make them, but have never thought about it too much!

       

      Wonderful photo of your family and you!

       

      If you can, ask him if he knows this guy:  Ret. Admiral, JJ Quinn, his wife Kay, are from San Diego, he is retired, but a prominent Navy Man, and friend of mine! (Google this guy's bio)

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      Had lunch with his wife and him at Mary Fallon's Governor's Mansion in Oklahoma City!  Wow, what respect and appreciation I have for Veterans!

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        erc Platinum
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        jerrycoin

         

         
        Next Comic Con, you and me pal,

        downtown Residence Inn (mmm, superhero waffles )

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          jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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          erc,

           

          Count me in!

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          vaboywnder Alumni Steward Platinum 21 Reviews
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          haha...I wonder how many Insiders we can get to a Comic Con? 

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            brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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            Did someone say Comic Con? I'll be there in my SpongeBob T shirt, as I was a couple of weeks ago:

             

             

             

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            All together now..

             

            Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?

            SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

            Rectangular, yellow and porous is he

            SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS

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              erc Platinum
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              brightlybob

              Now, this is the man I'm taking with me to the Hague when I'm caught smuggling extra shampoos from the Marriott through customs!

               

              Bob, only a manly man goes public with this - kudos (I see why Mom named you Brightly, I thought it was intellect )

               

              Hey bejacob, how about a post - Insiders with Outrageous  Shirts.  You go first and I'll jump right in

               

              Good stuff - I'm down in beautiful Florida (state capital Tallahassee, home of the undefeated 'Noles) in a lovely part of Bradenton/Sarasota/Long Key (with dinner at Lido Circle) - hey, this is a find (for me), it's a lovely area with a lot of good food and, of course, craft beers. Come on down.

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                bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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                I might take you up on that erc.

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                brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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                Woah, my good man... Smuggling stolen Marriott toiletries through Schipol? Count me out. I still have the remnants of my tattered reputation to protect. Yours, on the other hand...

                 

                And I am, as I'm sure you can appreciate, justifiably proud of my SpongeBob T shirt. As you rightly say, my Mum had a premonition when she christened me "Brightly" and changed the surname of the entire family to "Bob" - all for a Spongebob SquarePants T shirt I'd be wearing 50 years later!

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                brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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                Doh, erc, you and your mouth...

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                  erc Platinum
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                  From what I've observed from that wild and crazy (you and b.e. are Ready for Prime Time) b.e. jacob's post, Insiders with Outrageous Shirts, my mouth is about one fourth as loud as your non-legal (bordering on il-legal) wardrobe.

                   

                  Coincidentally, I'm in Orlando tomorrow and will no doubt see hundreds of your fashion brethren (as a matter of fact I think I stood behind you at Space Magic Mountain ).

                   

                  Keep on keepin' on gents, it's good for the holiday spirit.

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      pluto77 Alumni Steward Platinum 25 Reviews
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      Rotten?  ROTTEN?  Who said - Rotten?

       

      Or how one goes from this:

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      To this :

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      Alas, it is true that I have indeed become a turncoat.  If you search, you will find no less than about two dozen proclamations of Dodger loyalty within the hallowed halls of Insiders by none other than - yours truly.  But 25 years of marketing, combined with many an afternoon/evening spent at our local triple A stadium while cheering on fine, young ball players wearing orange and black jerseys, combined with the departure of that naughty Barry and the arrival of that magnificent Bochy magic, along with way better fans and a way better ball park in a way better city, and, and, and... well, all of that can quite simply, change a person.  And what a great bunch of boys.  There will come the day when Bochy retires, his magic will fade with him, those ball kids will move on (one of them already has - to Boston), I will no longer live in the Giants market, and all will likely return to its natural order.  In the meantime... (and although I admittedly cried tears of joy when I recently saw Tommy Lasorda for the first time in about 18 years) say it slowly with me now, "San Francisco Giants are the current World Champions."

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    gm1 Gold 1 Reviews
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    I have spent time in nine states capitals: St. Paul, Lansing, Denver, Austin, Springfield, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Honolulu, and Boise.  I have driven through numerous others on interstate highways.

     

    I have visited seven national capitals: Washington, D.C., Paris, London, Rome, Vienna, Brussels and Amsterdam.

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    jakeal Gold 15 Reviews
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    Great question, bejacob.  My tally has me at 15 state capitals and 3 national capitals.

     

    Thanks for mentioning the Dearborn Inn, a special property.  I agree that we might miss some great places / properties if it was not for MRI recommendations!

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    bejacob,

     

    Have been fortunate to visit 22 National Capitals:

    USA, Canada, Tahiti, England, France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Poland, Mexico, Netherlands, Belgium, Monaco, Luxembourg, Iceland, Bahamas, The Vatican, Andorra, San Marino, and Wales.

     

    Hope to get a lot more in the next few years!  Thanks for making all of us think about the joy of our travels!

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    brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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    Being a Brit, my capitals visited are much more European oriented:

     

    National Capitals - 16

     

    Belgium, Brussels

    Canada, Ottawa

    Czech Republic, Prague

    Denmark, Copenhagen

    Eire, Dublin

    France, Paris

    Greece, Athens

    Guernsey, St. Peter Port

    Holland, Amsterdam

    Hungary, Budapest

    Iceland, Reykjavik

    Lithuania, Vilnius

    Monaco

    Russia, Moscow

    United Kingdom, London

    USA, Washington DC

     

    "State" Capitals - 4

     

    UAE, Dubai, Dubai

    UK, Scotland, Edinburgh

    UK, Wales, Cardiff

    USA, New York, Albany

     

    Historical Capitals - 2


    GDR, East Berlin

    USA, Philadelphia

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      bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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      Great Work!. Worthy of at least an A- (I had to mark you down slightly, since Albany is the capital of NY state, but since many Americans probably get that wrong, I went easy on you ).

       

      For extra credit, I'd like an essay on the administrative divisions of the UK, explaining to we 'confused' Americans how England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland are actually countries within the United Kingdom.

       

      I left Edinburgh and Belfast off my list since the did not show up here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_national_capitals_in_alphabetical_order (not that this is an official list, but it did help jog my memory of place I visited.

       

      I expected plenty of European capitals on your list, and I'm pleased to say you didn't disappoint.

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        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        Oh, lumme bejacob, an explanation of the UK constitutional settlement.

         

        Well here goes... England Scotland, Wales and Ireland are all Kingdoms. Wales was conquered by the English. Scotland joined when it's King, James VI of Scotland inherited the English throne after the death of Elizabeth I becoming James I of England as well as James VI of Scotland. The Act of Union in 1707 turned the union of the thrones into a political union. Finally Ireland was brought in by conquering and coercion. The United Kingdom is the Union of these 4 Kingdoms.

         

        Ireland is now a Republic, save the Northern corner that remains a part of the UK called Northern Ireland and now has it's own assembly in Belfast with devolved legislating powers. Wales is a Principality with the Prince/Princess of Wales being the 1st in line to the English throne. It too has its own legislative assembly in Cardiff exercising devolved powers. Scotland remains a part of the Union but has its own Parliament in Edinburgh with the widest devolved powers including a separate legal system, tax raising and social security setting powers.

         

        Hence I referred to my visits to Cardiff and Edinburgh as being to "State" rather than "National" capitals. In the same way I referred to my visit to Dubai as a "State" rather than national capital as its not the capital of UAE, but is instead a semi-independent "city state" within the UAE union.

         

        Suitably corrected, I've removed New York from my list of State capitals visited...

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          bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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          Brilliantly stated. I'll update your grade to reflect the additional effort.

           

          You're quite the overachiever.

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        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        THanks for that bejacob

         

        Your list of international visits is extensive, and far more exotic too!

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        tommo781 Gold 8 Reviews
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        Well, bejacob I too am confused - and I'm British!  As you will see I have included Edinburgh in my list of national capitals!  Maybe I need to take constitutional lessons from brightlybob

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      pluto77 Alumni Steward Platinum 25 Reviews
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      I might suggest that Philadelphia be moved underneath the "historical" capitals heading, since it is both a former capital of the USA as well as a former capital of PA.

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        bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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        Good catch pluto77. I should have noted that on my previous reply to brightlybob. Philadelphia is such a historic city, it's hard to remember that Harrisburg is actually the state capital.

         

        I'm afraid I must now serve detention for missing that one previously.

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        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        OOooooer, headmistress Pluto has caught me bang to rights.

         

        Geography teechur Bejacob told me so, Miss Pluto, Miss, Sir, honest...

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          pluto77 Alumni Steward Platinum 25 Reviews
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          'S'okay Counselor, if I were given a pop quiz on U.S. State capitals, I would likely fail (Bismark, ND, Frankfort, KY, Tallahassee, FL - who knew?  Hey bejacob I just found out Columbus is the capital city of your state... whadayaknow?)  As a matter of fact, if Mr. True Blue from Virginia hadn't mentioned Harrisburg and posted the convenient wiki link (and thanks, vaboy!!) I'm pretty sure I would've glossed over Philadelphia.

           

          Good post bejacob I learned somethin' today and ditto to the Bobster for the UK modern history lesson.

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            bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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            This is a pretty smart bunch! I love learning things on this site too, pluto77.

             

            I'll add one more interesting trivial fact about the US state capitals that is relevant to my own hobby. With the exception of Lansing, Michigan, every other state capital also happens to be either an independent city (i.e. Carson City, NV) or the county seat for the surrounding county. Lansing is mostly with the boundaries of Ingham County, but the county seat of Ingham County is Mason (so when I visited Lansing to photograph the statehouse, I did not mail a postcard, choosing instead to send one from Mason). Okay, now I'm really getting off track.

             

            More importantly, dear pluto77, how many state capitals have you visited? Use whatever links or online resources necessary.

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            • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
              pluto77 Alumni Steward Platinum 25 Reviews
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              Whew, thanks for the open book test!  (Otherwise, I'd have visited a lot more state capitals than I actually have! )

               

              I believe it's 14 (been to 29 states, only 14 state capitals - yes, I've got some work to do).

              Phoenix

              Little Rock

              Sacra"pimento"

              Denver

              Atlanta

              Honolulu

              Boise

              Baton Rouge

              Carson City

              Oklahoma City

              Nashville

              Salt Lake City

              Richmond

              Olympia

              I honestly can't remember if I've been to Columbia (SC) or Raleigh.  If I have it was only for a flight, so I guess it wouldn't count anyway.

               

              National Capitals, well since you won't let me count Heathrow or Schipol or Tegel-Berlin... 8.

              Abu Dhabi

              Paris

              Prague

              Rome

              Tokyo

              Vatican City

              Vienna

              and

              Washington.

               

              I guess I have some traveling to do.  I will add London and Dublin next Spring.  Possibly Canberra if I make it back down under later next year, but doubtful as there are other places in 'Stralia that I'd rather see given time constraints, being quite honest.

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          • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
            erc Platinum
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            pluto77

             

            1) Good defense of the Giants, ok, you're off the hook. Congrats

             

            2) Given your recent research: Here's an excellent bar bet (wins around 90% of the time)

                Is the capital of Kentucky spelled (write one word on each side of paper and quickly turn it over)

             

                         LEWISVILLE       OR      LOUISVILLE  ?

             

            of course with your newly earned knowledge of state capitals

            east of the Mississippi, you of course know that it's spelled, F r a n k f o r t

            (I asked foxglove how you spell Mississippi and he responded, "the state or the river?"

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            • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
              foxglove Silver 3 Reviews
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              The river would be as follows:

              "M - I - Crooked letter - Crooked letter - I - Crooked letter - Crooked letter - I

              Humpback - Humpback - I  Mississippi, Flowin' down to New Orleans!"

              (Or at least that's how it was spelled when I was a kid.)

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      • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
        brightlybob Platinum 10 Reviews
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        OOh dear. So both the state capitals I initially thought I'd visited turned out not to be (Philadelphia, PA & New York, NY). My knowledge of US political geography is found wanting

         

        Good point on the historic capital though, Philły goes there quite nicely.

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    fschumpert Platinum 22 Reviews
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    Here's my list to best of my recollection, starting in S.E., where I live and moving westward:

     

    S.E. - TN (Nashville),  MS (Jackson), LA (Baton Rouge), AL (Birmingham),  FL (Tallahassee), GA (Atlanta), SC (Columbia), NC (Raleigh), KY (Lexington), VA (Lynchburg),

     

    N.E. - WVA (Charleston), MD (Washington), NJ (Trenton), PA (Harrisburg), NY (Albany), CT (Hartford), MA (Boston)

     

    Mid Atlantic - OH (Columbus), IN (Indianapolis), MI (Lansing), IL (Springfield), WI (Madison),  MN (Minneapolis), AR (Little Rock)

     

    Midwest - OK (Oklahoma City), TX (Austin), IA (Des Moines), NE (Lincoln)

     

    West - NM (Santa Fe), CO (Denver), MT (Helena), ID (Boise), UT (Salt Lake City), AZ (Phoeniz), NV (Carson City), CA (Sacramento), OR (Salem), WA (Olympia)

     

    ....enough brain chemistry for one day! (Maybe the real question is "how many capitals can you name without looking them up on the map?)

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    • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
      eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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      Sorry to disappoint, fschumpert

       

      but Dallas isn't the capital of TX.  It's Austin, so if you've been to Austin, then you can substitute it.  You should have looked it up, methinks. 

       

      I just looked it up and the capital of MD is Annapolis.  I kept thinking there was something wrong with Washington, but didn't know whether there was a city in MD by that name or not.

       

      You did really well, though, having not looked them up.

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    tommo781 Gold 8 Reviews
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    Lovely thread!

     

    For me -

     

    State Capitals:- Juneau, Atlanta.  So only 2, but I was amazed to see Seattle and New York City aren't capitals.

     

    National Capitals:- Brussels, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Funchal, Helsinki, Kuala Lumpur, London, Madrid, Cape Town, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stockholm, Tallinn, Wellington, so 17.

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    • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
      fschumpert Platinum 22 Reviews
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      Tommo781 - Regarding U.S. capital cities, I would guess there are many world capital cities folks over here in the new land would not guess as well. Then, I suppose there would be a surprising number of people here who could not tell why the Archbishop of Canterbury is head of the Church of England, when the cathedral in the small town of Canterbury is somewhat smaller than the ones in London, Lincoln, and York, or whether the distances in the UK are posted in metric or imperial measurements, or that our US "sandwiches" and "cheddar" cheese, or "Wilton" carpets, originated in places in England by the same name, only to name a few bits of trivia.

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    jerryl Platinum 2 Reviews
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    international I have visited 18  and many states. My favorite internationally is still Rome

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    eb5147 Alumni Steward Platinum 7 Reviews
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    36 states and Toronto, Canada

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    YogiB Platinum
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    State capitals: Salt Lake City UT, Montpelier VT

    Missed by little: Carson City NV and Sacramento CA on our road trip (we stayed on the I80). Concord NH also drive through without stopping. Atlanta GE only airport transfer.

     

    Provincial capitals (CA): Winnipeg MN, Edmonton AB, Halifax NS, Toronto ON, Québec City QC.

     

    National capitals: Ottawa CA, Amsterdam NL (and The Hague... NL is always confusing people since the royal family and the government are in The Hague in stead of in the capital), Brussels BE, Sofia BG, Zagreb CR (I think, too long ago), Prague CZ, Paris FR, Athens HE, Budapest HO, London UK, Willemstad CU.

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    Snail5930 Gold
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    State capitals: Oklahoma City (OK)


    National Capitals - 20

    Manila -Philipines

    Singapore - Singapore

    London - UK

    Moscow - Russia

    Kiev - Ukraine

    Lisbon - Portugal

    Madrid - Spain

    Paris - France

    Berlin - Germany

    Rome - Italy

    Prague - Czechia    

    Brussels - Belgium

    Bratislava - Slovakia

    Budapest - Hungary

    Vienna - Austria

    Ljubljana - Slovenia

    Sofia - Bulgaria

    Bucharest - Romania

    Istanbul - Turkey

    Skopie - Makedonia


    Monaco - Monaco (not sure that this is capital)

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    john_thai Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Not that many state capitals

     

    International 38:

     

    Angola: Luanda

    Bahrain: Manama

    Belgium: Brussels

    Congo (DR): Kinshasa

    Congo (R): Brazzaville

    Denmark: Copenhagen

    Fiji: Nadi

    Finland: Helsinki

    France: Paris

    Germany: Berlin

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong (when independent)

    Hungary: Budapest

    Indonesia: Jakarta

    Italy: Rome

    Japan: Tokyo

    Kazakhstan: Almaty (changed later)

    Kuwait: Kuwait City

    Latvia: Riga

    Macau: Macau (when independent)

    Monaco: Monaco

    Morocco: Rabat

    Nepal: Kathmandu

    Netherlands: Amsterdam

    Nigeria: Lagos (later moved)

    Papua Niugini: Port Moresby

    Philippines: Manila

    Portugal: Lisboa

    Russia: Moscow

    Singapore: Singapore

    South Korea: Seoul

    Spain: Madrid

    Sweden: Stockholm

    Taiwan: Taipei

    Thailand: Bangkok

    UAE: Abu Dhabi

    United Kingdom: London

    US: Washington DC

    Vatican: Vatican City

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    monisame Platinum
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    This is my list. Only Capitals

    Roma, It

    Luxembourg, Lou

    Paris, France

    Madrid, Spain

    Brussels, Belgium

    Germany, Berlin

    Vienna, Austria

    Athens, Greece

    Netherlands: Amsterdam

    Berne, Switzerland

    Budapes, Hungary

    Dublin, Ireland

    London, United Kingdom

    Monaco, Monaco

    Prague, Czch Republic

    Istanbul - Turkey

    Vatican City, Vatican City

    Asunsion, Paraguay

    Santiago, Chile

    Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Montevideo, Uruguay

    Washington, EEUU

    Otawa, Canada

    Brasilia, Brasil

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    laketahoe Platinum 3 Reviews
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    I've been to 25 US states but necessarily to the state capitals ( maybe 20 ? ) and to about 70 foreign countries.  My problem is I forget where I was yesterday.

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    peymanagement Platinum
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    probably missed a few states, it was a good exercise in US geography as i learned a few that i did not know, and thought i knew a few that i did not. I did not count cruise stops and airports even if i got off and walked around for a bit., I did  not know how to count San Juan. so i listed it as a country.

    Countries,

    Seoul,

    Kingston,

    Nassau,

    Washington

    Ottawa

    Brasilia

    London

    Vienna

    Vilnius

    Riga

    Munich - Bavaria

    Warsaw

    Budapest

    Bratislava

    Paris

    Moscow

    San Juan

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    States/Provinces

    Harrisburg

    Syracuse

    Charleston

    Atlanta

    Raleigh

    Columbia

    Richmond

    Phoenix

    Indianapolis

    Springfield

    Nashville

    Lansing

    Victoria

    Regina

    Winnipeg

    Toronto

    Quebec City

    Fredericton

    Halifax

    St. Johns

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    bejacob Platinum 38 Reviews
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    Since posting the original question a couple years ago, I've added 3 state capitals: Baton Rouge, LA; Cheyenne, WY; and Concord, NH. That brings my total to 40 states. I don't have any more planned for 2017 yet. Hopefully that will change by mid-year.

     

    Nothing new for me internationally, though I suppose I could have included all the state capitals in Australia (except Adelaide) which I visited in the 1970s and 80s.

     

    Perhaps I'll have to look into visiting more of Canada. To date, I can only claim Toronto and Victoria in my capitals of the provinces. My visit to Quebec included Montreal, but not Quebec City.

     

    It's nice to see this topic revived. Lots of well-traveled folks for sure.

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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    An oldie that I missed.....

     

    Abu Dhabi
    Bangkok
    Beijing
    Brasilia
    Bridgetown
    Brussels
    Canberra
    Charlotte Amalie
    Dhaka
    Doha
    Dublin
    George Town
    Hong Kong
    Kuala Lumpur/Putrajaya
    Lisbon
    London
    Mexico City
    Nassau
    Ottawa
    Port-au-Prince*
    Cape Town
    San Jose
    San Juan
    Santiago
    Santo Domingo*
    Washington D.C.
    Windhoek
    Yaounde

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    • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
      painedplatinum Platinum 2 Reviews
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      In the U.S.

       

      Phoenix
      Little Rock
      Denver
      Dover
      Hartford
      Tallahassee
      Atlanta
      Springfield
      Indianapolis
      Des Moines
      Baton Rouge
      Augusta
      Annapolis
      Boston
      Lansing
      Saint Paul
      Jackson
      Lincoln
      Concord
      Trenton
      Albany
      Raliegh
      Columbus
      Oklahoma City
      Harrisburg
      Providence
      Columbia
      Nashville
      Montpelier
      Richmond
      Charleston
      Madison

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  • Re: How Many Capital Cities Have You Visited?
    mustanggt Platinum
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    Countries/Principalities/Provinces (17):

     

    London, UK

    Madrid, Spain

    Paris, France

    Berlin, Germany

    Rome, Italy

    Vienna, Austria

    Vatican City, Vatican City

    Washington DC, USA

    Kingston, Jamaica

    San Juan, Puerto Rico

    Dublin, Ireland

    Belfast, Northern Ireland

    Nassau, Bahamas

    Hamilton, Bermuda

    Cardiff, Wales

    Edinburgh, Scotland

    Toronto, Ontario

     

    States (26):

     

    Montgomery, AL

    Phoenix, AZ

    Sacramento, CA

    Denver, CO

    Hartford, CT

    Dover, DE

    Tallahassee, FL

    Atlanta, GA

    Boise, ID

    Des Moines, IO

    Augusta, ME

    Annapolis, MD

    Boston, MA

    Concord, NH

    Trenton, NJ

    Santa Fe, NM

    Albany, NY

    Raleigh, NC

    Columbus, OH

    Harrisburg, PA

    Providence, RI

    Columbia, SC

    Pierre, SD

    Montpelier, VT

    Richmond, VA

    Olympia, WA

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