el diablo robotico (platypus) wrote,
el diablo robotico
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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:

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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.
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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?
I appreciate the thought, but I'm afraid it would be cheating! I want to see how long it'll take me to spot them here. Although I'm really not sure I've ever seen Delaware or RI. And West Virginia was worth a victory dance :).

But, then, I hadn't even included DC on my checklist, because it's so small and far away and I didn't want to set myself up for failure, and I've already got that one!
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?
Blue and white, pretty simple design.

Delaware is gold on very dark blue, so you may be thinking of them? (At least that one's fairly distinctive -- I think I'll know it even if I don't get a perfect look.)

I think the prettiest plate I've seen so far is the 2009-2013 Ohio plate, with the farm scene. The newer 2013+ plate with the "word cloud" is so very modern and ugh.
Rhode Island would blend in with ours. I probably have seen Delaware, now that I see it.
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.
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.
I see Delaware rather a lot. Historically. I haven't seen one in a while. Maybe Delawarians stopped visiting/moving here.