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sarolite in El Monte is doing 29 things including…

see as many out-of-state license plates as possible without leaving my state


sarolite has written 38 entries about this goal

Washington D.C.

2/26/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
I went to Carl’s Jr after school to get lunch. When I was driving out the exit of the drive through, I noticed that the green Volvo in front of me to turn onto the street had Washington DC plates.

9/24/2007. Valley Glen, CA.
Two spots from me in the school parking lot, a black SUV with DC plates. Interesting, it had “Taxation without representation” written across the bottom of it. I knew of that sentiment, but I didn’t know it went so far as to be on their license plates.


2/07/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
After the unidentified plate and the New Jersey plate, I saw another car on the way home, parked on the right side of the street, with Arkansas plates. That’s 5 new (4 of them identified) plates today!

(By the way, the pictures I’m posting are not of the plates I saw, but pictures found online from various sources. I’m also adding pictures to my previous posts from online, including specialty plates that I’ve seen.)

New Jersey

2/07/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
On the way home today, on the side street that parellels the street we live on, I drove past a car from New Jersey. It was getting dark and I was driving, so I can’t tell you much more about the car. There was also a car about a block before it with a plate with red on it, but I didn’t get a good enough look at it before I was past it, so I’m not sure where that one was from.

2/12/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
A silver sedan with New Jersey plates was in the lane next to me as I was waiting to turn left on the way home from the grocery store.


2/07/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
A few spots over from the Michigan car in the grocery store parking lot, I drove past a black SUV where a woman was loading some groceries into the back. It caught my eye because I was making sure I didn’t drive into the shopping cart. She had Maryland plates.


2/7/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
As I was backing out of my parking spot at the grocery store today, there was a guy coming toward me with his cart, so I was keeping an eye on him (you can never tell when someone’s going to run in front of your moving vehicle!). Turns out he was parked on the other side of me. He had a silver 4-door sedan with a keyless operated trunk, which drew my eyes to the trunk area and his Michigan plates. I think it was like this one, it definately wasn’t the solid field of blue of the normal plates.


2/04/2007. Burbank, CA.
I went to the movies with my husband last night, and when we were going to come home, there was a blue Honda Accord with Oregon plates about three spots over from our car in the parking lot.


2/1/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
I saw an older looking light colored BMW car a few days ago with one of a long and narrow black on yellow plate. British perhaps?


1/30/2007. Van Nuys, CA.
On the way home from school with my husband, I spotted a Virginia plate on a four-door sedan. I don’t remember the model or color of the car, though, I was too busy watching the road because I was driving!

2/07/2007. Van Nuys, CA.
A white Dodge Neon pulled into the school parking lot as I was walking past the entrance on my way from the parking lot to my class. It had Virginia plates, but it had a bird in the middle, unlike the one I found online.


1/31/2007. North Hollywood, CA.
There was a light green Explorer pulling out of a parking spot in the bank parking lot as I was walking from my car to the front door. It had Idaho plates. Then, when I got home, there was an Altima with Idaho plates two spots over from mine, right behind the Lumina from Ohio (in a tandem spot, one behind the other belonging to the same apartment).

British Columbia, Canada

1/22/2007. Burbank, CA.
There was a neon blue Chevy Cavalier in the Ikea parking lot today, I walked by it on the way to my car. It had plates from British Columbia, Canada. It says “Beautiful British Columbia” on it and has a flag in the center of the letters and numbers. Otherwise, it’s pretty plain.


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