Blue states are conquered (click the map to see each pool – New York City is pretty busy, as we lived there for two years). I only need to swim one pool per state in order to conquer it.
The states (in conquered order) are:
2. New York
3. New Jersey
4. District of Columbia (not a State as such, but also not part of Maryland)
10. South Dakota
18. Rhode Island
23. South Carolina
I may well be over half way to conquering all 50 states (plus DC) however, as I no longer live in the US, those last 21 states are going to prove difficult to tick off. I don’t use the term irksome much, but there’s no other word for it. It’s exceedingly irksome I never got to Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas.
I have a dream, though.
One day, the conquered western states will link up with the conquered eastern states (and the northern with the southern, too) and a great blue tide will flow across the land.
Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas: you are in my sights.