The License Plate Game

The License Plate Game


As many of you know, Felty Helmuth, one of the matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill, loves to play the license plate game. I made that part of Felty’s character because I adore the license plate game. So, I have decided that I want to play again in 2107 starting today! Would you like to join me? I’d love to hear of your license plate searching adventures and I would also love to hear when you find all fifty states.

In 2016 I found my last license plate in November. My daughter had been having a rough time with her pregnancy, and I drove the 45 minutes to her house to pick up her children and bring them up to my house to sleep over for a few days. As I was driving into her subdivision, I saw Rhode Island parked on the street. I was so excited, I quickly stopped the car and just sat there looking at her for a few minutes. So the moral of the story is that no good deed goes unrewarded.

I’d love to hear your stories of past adventures and also your stories this year. There will be a special place on my home page throughout the year that you can click on to bring you back to this license plate game blog page where you can enter comments and share your adventures. I’ll be here too! Happy hunting!

January 30, 2017  |  Amish, Author's Corner


  1. Darn, guess I can’t count the car from Utah that I kept seeing at work last year. You know what that means. If the mountain won’t come to Mohammad…

  2. Hey Jennifer!
    I’ve got lots of author events this year, which means lots of traveling. So I’m going to join you in the License Plate game!


    • Yeah! I am so glad! If I go to Orlando this year for the RWA Convention, I will find lots of plates there. I did that three years ago. I just walked around the parking lot at Disneyworld and found like 25 plates.

  3. When my husband and I made a New England fall foliage trip back in October, I told him we could play the license plate game to help pass the miles. He was no fun and didn’t take me up on it. I should have played by myself anyway but didn’t! 🙂

  4. Beverly Duell-Moore

    I saw a plate the other day from California and I’m in Ohio. We’re in an area where there are several colleges. So, that might have been the reason.

    • That makes sense, Beverly. About four years ago, I needed Rhode Island. It was my last one, so I decided to drive down to the college town about an hour south. (Yes, I am a committed license plate game player.) College towns have lots of different plates. While I was driving down there, a truck with a Rhode Island license plate passed me. How cool is that!

  5. I was driving down the highway yesterday and saw New Hampshire! I was so excited. Here are the plates I’ve seen so far:
    New Hampshire

    • I have 9 already. That’s pretty good for living in a small town. I have seen most of mine at work, because it is right off of a major interstate. We get a lot of travelers. I can send you a pic of my car, if that will help. LOL

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