(Ken) May 30 – May 31, 2013. While driving the many highways and byways of this great country for long periods of time we found ourselves trying to occupy your mind from merely reading mile markers.
So I have to hand it to Jodi, she has come up with some wonderful ways to pass the time; audio books, trivia books, and travel guides of areas we pass through.
Unfortunately, the distance we have driven and the number of states we’ve visited has eliminated the thrill of the license plate game. It would only take a few days before we identified all 50 states and then some.
But, as we entered the parking lot at the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park to see Old Faithful Geyser, I made the comment of all the different license plates. We looked at each other smiling and the light bulb went on above both of our heads at the same time!
Jodi grabbed the camera and the game was on. We managed to shoot pictures of license plates from 40 states, 3 different countries, 3 Canadian Provinces, and 1 U.S. Government Issue plate in a little over 30 minutes!
Not bad for a single parking lot in the northwest corner of Wyoming! Which, oddly enough, wasn’t the easiest plate to find in Yellowstone. We did get a few inquiring looks; but we have Ohio plates on our car, so we just continued to act like the tourists we were at the time.
Just to keep the record straight; we did not take a picture of our own license plate, that just wouldn’t be fair! Of all the license plates we photographed there are 10 we didn’t get: Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Maybe, while we are here over the summer, we can add to the list as we come across them………..until next time though……………….Cheers.