In reference to Rhode Island. You didn't miss anything. I drove through the state in 15 minutes. Actually, my passenger told me about ten minutes into the state we had crossed the state line. Yawn. I guess I blinked.In my 8 years in the USAF,,,
I had one of those "Join the US Armed Forces and see the world" jobs.
I was one of a very small AFSC that maintained unmanned seismic sites worldwide,,,
My job entailed a slew of temporary duty (TDY) assignments.
Sometimes the TDY's were wonderful,,,
Six weeks in Jamaica staying at a nice hotel,,,
Drawing over $50/day extra pay and working about 2 hours per day.
Other times they were dismal,,,
7 weeks living in a tent in South Korea,,,
Eating old Army rations and being wet 24-7.
But, I did set foot down in 37 different countries and 49 states,,,
I've never been to Rhode Island.
Again sometimes it was land, get driven to the embassy basement,,,
Repair a data transmitter, and leave that same day,,,
Other times it was like a paid luxury vacation.
I have family who have never crossed their state lines,,,
And for some reason they seem proud of that.