Category Archives: Minnesota

All 50 States in 50 Weeks posts related to Minnesota.

50 States in 50 Weeks – By the Numbers: The Final Countdown

From Maine to Washington and Alaska to Hawaii, here’s the final numbers recap of 50 States in 50(ish) weeks: TIME: Total days on the road: 330 (a day over 47 weeks – which doesn’t count the four day break I took in Massachusetts at the beginning or the six days I took to see Alex for his birthday before heading to… Read more »

Minnesota – By the Numbers:

Minnesota, state thirty-two, by the numbers: Total miles: 1,325 Total money gained: $80 (family birthday money) Total money spent: $273.87 ($388.84 counting filing my taxes…)     Gas: $104.75     Other transport: $0     Food: $53.97     Attractions: $0     Other: $115.15     Taxes: $114.97 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $414.27 Total under budget: $140.40 (Counting taxes under budget: $25.43) Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for… Read more »

Minnesota – Days 8-11: Adventures in Love – More Family Bonding and Hard Goodbyes

When Alex and I woke up and were making breakfast Monday morning I saw that our Airbnb had Scattergories. Still reveling in how much fun our weekend of board games had been I insisted we play a few rounds while we ate breakfast. What a wonderful way to start the day. After breakfast we headed over to my Uncle Jeremiah and… Read more »

Minnesota – Days 3-7: Adventures in Love – Our First Date and Family Bonding

The morning of my birthday Alex and I both woke up a little after 1 a.m.. Neither of us could get back to sleep so we stayed up talking until 5 a.m.. We woke up again around 11 a.m. for a bit and then fell back asleep again until 4 p.m.! Totally crazy and random. When we finally got up… Read more »

Minnesota – Days 1-2: Adventures in Love – A Sweet Reunion

I arrived in Minnesota two days before my twenty-sixth birthday. I went to my Aunt Calie and Uncle Jeremiah’s house and had dinner with them after playing soccer with my cousins Cooper (5) and Vivian (2). We had a dance party before going to bed. It was a wonderful welcome home. I stayed up way later than I should have… Read more »

50 Reasons You Should Help Fund 50 States in 50 Weeks

So, it’s Sunday, March 13th, 2016. I started my 50 States in 50 Weeks trip on Sunday, September 13th, 2015, exactly six months ago today. Wow! I’m currently at a friend’s house in Las Vegas, NV and Nevada is my twenty-eighth state. Honestly, I didn’t think I’d make it this far. I figured I’d run out of money sooner than… Read more »