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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 »

By the Numbers: Whoa-oh I’m Halfway There…

As of New Mexico, I’ve made it halfway through my trip and been to 1/2 of the United States! Huzzah! In honor of that accomplishment, here is a recap of the cumulative numbers and 25 highlights of the trip so far: Total miles: 15,921 Total money earned*: $369.53 *One day freelancing in NYC, one trip to the slots in Atlantic City,… Read more »

Virginia: By the Numbers

Virginia, state thirteen, by the numbers: Total miles*: 793     *I started the odometer when I left West Virginia, and reset it before I left for North Carolina. Total money earned: $0 Total money spent: $226.92     Gas: $42.05     Other transport: $7.50 (I saved a bunch on transport by using a friend’s Metro Card)     Food: $113.13     Attractions: $18     Other: $46.24 Total under budget: $230.22 Money… Read more »

Virginia – Days 11-16: Blues Dancing, Thanksgiving, Perry Family Day, and Other Adventures

Day eleven was another blog catch up day, but that night we went to D.C. to a bar called Angles. Every Wednesday at Angles a group of people get together and take over the jukebox and play blues music so people can blues dance. It was awesome! At first I thought it was going to be kind of awkward because I… Read more »

Virginia – Days 9-10: Richmond and Williamsburg

On day nine we ventured to Richmond, VA to pick up Meghan’s friend Ashley on our way to Williamsburg. Meghan went to the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg. I was super excited to visit Megz’s alma mater. If ever I wanted to put a visual on a place I’d heard so many stories about, it was William and Mary…. Read more »

Virginia – Days 5-8: Coffee, Hiking, A Cure Worse Than the Disease, Frandsgiving, and Dance Asia

Day five in Virginia Meghan missed an exit on the way to her parents’ house so we made a pit stop at this coffee shop in a renovated warehouse she’d told me about. The place was called Cervantes Coffee and it was wonderful. I had a Chai Tea Latte which was amazing. The warehouse atmosphere was fun and the couch we sat… Read more »

Virginia – Days 3-4: Washington D.C.: Monuments, Museums, and Misadventures

I started day three in Virginia working on getting caught up on the blog. Then Meghan and I went in to Washington D.C.. In D.C. we visited the monuments and memorials. We started with the Washington Monument, then we wandered to Meghan’s favorite tree in D.C.. Next we stopped by the World War II Memorial and took a few minutes to… Read more »

Virginia – Days 1-2: Wilderness Adventure and Perry Family Dinner

So my roommate from when I lived in Arkansas is from, and again lives in Virginia. Originally when I planned 50 States in 50 Weeks I was supposed to end up in Virginia over the week of Thanksgiving so I could spend Thanksgiving with her and her family. The first leg of the trip didn’t take quite as long as I… Read more »