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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 »

Michigan – By the Numbers:

Brittany Swanson   May 2, 2016   Comments Off on Michigan – By the Numbers:

Michigan, state forty, by the numbers: Total miles: 742 Total money gained: $11.36 (A host gave me $10 to go to a museum, and another had me drop something off at the post office and there was $1.36 leftover.) Total money spent: $116.56     Gas: $68.50     Other transport: $5.00 (parking and toll)     Food: $37.06     Attractions: $0     Other: $6.00 Budgeted amount ($200/week… Read more »

Michigan – Days 1-4: A Bunch of Unexpected Awesomeness

Brittany Swanson   May 2, 2016   Comments Off on Michigan – Days 1-4: A Bunch of Unexpected Awesomeness

My first day in Detroit I checked out Pewabic Pottery, one of the oldest pottery places in Detroit. While there, I learned that Pewabic created the art tiles for many installations across the country, most notably the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. and the Detroit Public Library. After checking out Pewabic I headed to Belle Isle. It… Read more »