I am obsessed with license plates and gas prices. I have been for a long time. I notice the price of gas at each station I pass and have since the time I was a little girl (back when gas was cheap). But that isn’t what we’re talking about today. Today, we are talking about license plates. For a while, I thought everyone was as in tune to the different states whipping by them on the highway. Apparently, I was wrong.
A few years ago I had a small notebook in my car where I would write down the states I saw in hopes of seeing all 51 (D.C. is included, of course). This system had a few kinks. 1. I didn’t have them organized well enough and would end up repeating states. 2. I didn’t know what states I had left. 3. I got a stick shift car during this time which pushed me to giving up-not enough hands.
Flash forward to the times of smart phones. You all might be excited about your phone for lots of different reasons, but I am most excited about the License Plate Game App (LPG for all enthusiasts). This is a fairly primitive app, but it provides me exactly what I so desperately needed. It is just a list of all the states (Hawaii and Alaska aren’t actually included on this list, but I have seen them) and you check them off as you see them. I have 4 states left. I have had 4 states left for quite a while. I know I have seen 3 of them, but Never Have I Ever seen the last one. It might be worth a road trip.
And finally, the Holy Grail: North Dakota
If you see these license plates, please alert me. I will be on edge until all 51 are found. Then I will probably start the game all over again.