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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 »

North Carolina: By the Numbers

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North Carolina, state fourteen, by the numbers: Total miles*: 617     *I started the odometer when I left Virginia, and reset it before I left for South Carolina. Total money earned: $0 Total money spent: $137     Gas: $59.25     Other transport: $0     Food: $64.94     Attractions: $0.25     Other: $12.56 Total under budget: $34.43 Money saved from awesome other people: $27.50 (museum ticket and mini-golf/arcade) Money saved using… Read more »

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 »

North Carolina – Days 3-4: The Three C’s ~ Charlotte, Carrboro, and Chapel Hill

I love a good skyline. Probably because my home-city, Minneapolis, MN has a good skyline. Nonetheless, when I go to a new city and am less than impressed by its architecture I usually don’t hold out much hope for the city itself. I know I shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but love at first sight is totally a… Read more »

North Carolina – Days 1-2: Adventures in Asheville

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My first day in North Carolina was spent mostly driving to Asheville. It was another rainy day and I could not stay awake so I took not one, but TWO naps along the way. Eventually, I made it and met up with my host at Wicked Weed Brewing. We had a beer and then went back to her place where… Read more »