As an adult, I still love driving across a state line and seeing the welcome sign at the border. For the past few years, I've stopped staring out the window as we approach a new state and instead stare at my phone (obviously, as a passenger, not a driver). Why stare at my phone? Because of the Google Maps State Welcome Icons. If you are using Google Maps when you cross a state (or country) border, a welcome banner appears across the bottom of the screen. Each features an occupation, character, or famous person from the state. We LOVE trying to guess what the character. None of us predicted New Jersey's would be a waitress.
Or that Kentucky's would feature a Kentucky Derby hat wearer, rather than a jockey.
All this leads me to wonder if there's an icon for Hawaii. It is impossible to drive into Hawaii from another state or country, so it stands to reason there wouldn't be an icon, but would Google really leave one state out? I doubt it.
I had no idea it does this!ReplyDelete
Wow - I didn't know that! I wonder if that happens in Australia?ReplyDelete
Give it a try and let me know! I've driven into and out of Canada and gotten the 'Welcome to Canada' and 'Welcome to the United States' messages, but I've never driven between Canadian provinces, so I don't know if that works. I hope so!Delete
I didn't know about this either!!! The waitress doesn't surprise me for NJ ... they love their diners! LOL!!ReplyDelete