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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 »

Maine: By the Numbers

Brittany Swanson   September 21, 2015   Comments Off on Maine: By the Numbers

To conclude Week One of 50 States in 50 Weeks let’s recap Maine in numbers: Total miles*: 1,329 *I set the odometer en route to Maine from New York and stopped it before I left for New Hampshire. Total money spent: $293.33     Gas: $149.25     Food: $40.54     Attractions: $94.00     Other: $9.54 Total over budget: $93.33     Though, $80 of the attraction money… Read more »

Maine – Day 7: Break out of Jail then Eat Ice Cream

Brittany Swanson   September 21, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 7: Break out of Jail then Eat Ice Cream
Picture of gallows in front of Old Gaol in York, ME.

At the beginning of the week I had planned to go to the Museums of Old York. I got the closing times confused and left later than I meant to so I decided to move that trip to the end of the week. Apparently the Museums of Old York and I were just not meant to Tango. It took me… Read more »

Maine – Day 6: Driving through the Solar System, to the First Mile, and along Scenic Roads to the Portland Museum of Art

Brittany Swanson   September 20, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 6: Driving through the Solar System, to the First Mile, and along Scenic Roads to the Portland Museum of Art

Space fascinates me. When I was younger I was determined to be an astronaut because I really wanted see the Earth from the moon. I’ve spent many nights stargazing and I try to be on the lookout for cool space phenomena. Naturally, when I saw that Maine had a scale model of the Solar System along U.S. Route 1 I had to… Read more »

Maine – Day 5: Sunrise atop a Mountain, Hiking, and an Old Friend

Brittany Swanson   September 19, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 5: Sunrise atop a Mountain, Hiking, and an Old Friend

So pretty much everyone I talked to said I HAD to go to the top of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park to see the sunrise while I was in Maine. So, despite the fact that I stayed up way too late and would have to get up at 3:30 a.m. to make the drive from my Couchsurfing host’s place,… Read more »

Maine – Day 4: Trespassing, the Beach, and Small Town Wanderings

Brittany Swanson   September 18, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 4: Trespassing, the Beach, and Small Town Wanderings
Straight on view of Doubling Point Lighthouse, Bath, ME

There are a lot of lighthouses in Maine. I could’ve gone to all of them, but that would’ve gotten boring. Instead, I chose a couple that were on the route to other locations I planned to visit. Doubling Point Lighthouse was listed between Lewiston, ME and Popham Beach State Park, so that was my first stop of the day. At… Read more »

Maine – Day 3: A Trip to the Desert

Brittany Swanson   September 16, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 3: A Trip to the Desert
Brittany poses with sign to Desert of Maine.

I don’t know about you, but when I think of the desert Maine is not the first place that comes to mind. In fact, I’m not sure Maine ever would’ve come to mind had I not seen the “Desert of Maine” on Roadtrippers. I’d never been to the desert before, so I had to check it out. Like I said, I’d… Read more »

Maine – Day 1: A Moose Named Lenny

Brittany Swanson   September 14, 2015   Comments Off on Maine – Day 1: A Moose Named Lenny
Photo of Brittany next to the Welcome to Maine sign.

Everything happens for a reason and things don’t always go according to plan. Two clichés, but two very true statements and two lessons I am taking to heart as I close out this first day of 50 States in 50 Weeks. So the whole “things don’t always go according to plan” thing is obvious. I planned to go to The Museums of… Read more »