Our state's license plate has changed once again. When I first started seeing these new yellow backgrounds, I always had to look twice, because I kept thinking it was an Alaskan plate. For a fraction of a second, several times a day, I would think to myself, "I'll be damned if there aren't a whole lot of people visiting from Alaska by car lately". Well, I'm damned. By now the fact that the two states have nearly identical plates doesn't phase me anymore.
It's now the other way around. I have to look twice when I see an Alaskan plate, which only happens perhaps once or twice a month. I guess New York City is the kind of place you'd expect to see just about every state's plates at least once. Not all of them are tourists though. Many southern plates belong to New Yorkers with relatives down there who provide them with an address so they can save money on their car insurance. Rumor has it.