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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: A Recap of the First Third of the Continental U.S.

Brittany Swanson   December 31, 2015   Comments Off on By the Numbers: A Recap of the First Third of the Continental U.S.

As of Georgia, state sixteen, I’ve been to 1/3 of the continental United States. Woo! In honor of that accomplishment, here is a recap of the cumulative numbers and some other fun facts from Maine to Georgia and everywhere in between: Total miles: 8,583 Total money earned*: $167.88     *One day freelancing in NYC, one trip to the slots in Atlantic… Read more »

Georgia – Days 1-4: Savannah and Augusta

Brittany Swanson   December 24, 2015   Comments Off on Georgia – Days 1-4: Savannah and Augusta

I didn’t really have a plan for Savannah. I Googled “things to do in Savannah” and found Forsyth Park and the Historic District which both looked interesting. I decided to start in the historic district but where I parked the car also happened to be right next to Forsyth Park, so I wandered through the park first instead. I couldn’t decide what I wanted… Read more »

North Carolina – Days 5-6: Fairs and Flea Markets and Fine Art in Raleigh, Oh My!

Brittany Swanson   December 13, 2015   Comments Off on North Carolina – Days 5-6: Fairs and Flea Markets and Fine Art in Raleigh, Oh My!

Day five in North Carolina I drove to Raleigh. I started my adventures by getting back to my roots at the Scandinavian Christmas Fair. But when I got to the NC State Fairgrounds I happened upon the Raleigh Flea Market. I have no idea why flea markets make me so happy, but they do. They really do. They make me so… Read more »

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

Brittany Swanson   November 29, 2015   Comments Off on 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 »

New York – Days 12-13: NYC The Bronx Zoo, Meeting Up With Friends, and Adventures in Midtown

Brittany Swanson   November 17, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 12-13: NYC The Bronx Zoo, Meeting Up With Friends, and Adventures in Midtown

The morning of day twelve in New York I worked on my blog some more. I tried to get rough drafts written so later I could edit and post them. Then I took a train and a bus to get to The Bronx Zoo. After all the natural history museums lately I was really looking forward to seeing some animals… Read more »

Vermont – Day 3: Chocolate and Beer

Brittany Swanson   October 1, 2015   Comments Off on Vermont – Day 3: Chocolate and Beer

Day three in Vermont started with a stop at the Vermont Gift Barn. I’d found a flier for it at the Vermont Visitor Center when I first arrived and it looked cool, so I checked it out. They had some cool pottery, otherwise it was nothing special, just another gift store. It was a really overcast day, but it wasn’t raining… Read more »