I've worked in North Dakota, Minnesota, Oregon, and Montana and lived in the 1st 3 of those states.
So far I've been to 44 states. Some year we'll get to New England and take care of the remaining 6. I've visited the Canadian provinces from Ontario to the Yukon and a couple of towns in Mexico just across the border with Texas. We also spent a couple of days in the Bahamas.
In 30 plus years of field engineering in various technologies before taking a more sedentary desk job with limited travel, I worked in 43 of the 50 US states, all 10 Canadian provinces and the two territories that existed at the time, 19 of 31 Mexican states, plus Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein, Taiwan, China, South Korea, and one more country that I can't recall and can't make out on my old passports. Fly in, resolve the problem, and fly out the next day was not uncommon, so I never got to spend much time sight seeing. I do recall getting snowed in for three days once while working in Collingwood, Ontario though. That was a pleasant travel break for a change. I wonder if the Cranberry Inn is still there...
Does military service constitute "work"?
If yes, 7 states and one foreign country.
If no, 3 states.
Oh, wait, forgot about working on fire bombers all over the West, and delivering aircraft to museums. Better make that about 14 states.
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Mowermech, Service is just about the highest calling. It's not just work, but it counts a work! I think it should be mandatory for able bodied men, optional for women. At a conference where most attendees were 25 - 40 years old a couple weeks ago, a speaker asked for a show of hands of all who had time in service. In the few seconds I had to look around the room of several hundred, I only saw a very few arms connected to a guy under 60ish. Most of us older guys served. Thanks for your service.
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I have worked in every state west of the Mississippi including Hawaii & Alaska and five states east of the Mississippi. I have visited six other eastern states that I did not work in.
I also have worked in five foreign countries that also includes three Canadian provinces. I have also visited 5 foreign countries that I did not work in.
None of this is due to military service.
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