Category Archives: New Mexico

All 50 States in 50 Weeks posts related to New Mexico.

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…

Brittany Swanson   March 5, 2016   Comments Off on 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 »

New Mexico: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   February 29, 2016   Comments Off on New Mexico: By the Numbers

New Mexico, state twenty-five (woo, half-way!), by the numbers: Total miles: 1,653 Total money earned: $0 Total money spent: $226.30     Gas: $83.60     Other transport: $1.75 (parking)     Food: $90.12     Attractions: $35     Other: $15.83 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $257.13 Total under budget: $30.83 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $17 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $10… Read more »

New Mexico – Days 5-9: A Sacred Pilgrimage, A Disappointing Art Museum, and A Native Introduction

Brittany Swanson   February 29, 2016   Comments Off on New Mexico – Days 5-9: A Sacred Pilgrimage, A Disappointing Art Museum, and A Native Introduction

I took the scenic route to Santa Fe to check out the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks. I was probably only five miles away, but suddenly the winding dirt road was covered in snow and ice and I thought, man if I get stuck up here I’m totally screwed. I didn’t have cell service and there weren’t many occupied looking places around, so when I… Read more »

New Mexico – Days 1-4: Hot Springs and White Sands, Caverns and Aliens, and Petroglyphs and Creeping

Brittany Swanson   February 28, 2016   Comments Off on New Mexico – Days 1-4: Hot Springs and White Sands, Caverns and Aliens, and Petroglyphs and Creeping

My first day in New Mexico involved a lot of driving. My first stop was Truth or Consequences. A friend had recommended I go there and it had a cool name, so I decided to check it out. When I got there I did a Google search to see what there was to do there and one of the top… Read more »