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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 »

Pennsylvania: By the Numbers

Seven and counting…here’s Pennsylvania by the numbers: Total miles*:  615     *I set the odometer in route to Pennsylvania and shut it off before I     left. Total money spent: $137.49     Gas: $40.35     Other transport: $21     Food: $36.55     Attractions: $31.50     Other: $8.09 Total under budget: $62.51 Total money saved using reciprocal museum pass: $33 Number of free meals: 7 Total nights spent with… Read more »

Pennsylvania – Day 5/5.5: Exploring Philly and Valley Forge

Brittany Swanson   November 2, 2015   Comments Off on Pennsylvania – Day 5/5.5: Exploring Philly and Valley Forge

My first night in Philly my host took me to a party and we didn’t end up getting back to his place and going to sleep until 2 a.m. I then woke up at 6:30 a.m. to be ready for the 7:00 a.m. EST priority booking of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tickets. Yeah, I’m super nerdy, I know…. Read more »

Pennsylvania – Day 4: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece and a Visit to Gettysburg

Brittany Swanson   October 31, 2015   Comments Off on Pennsylvania – Day 4: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Masterpiece and a Visit to Gettysburg

Day four in Pennsylvania was back to being a little rainy and dreary, but it worked out rather nicely for me. My first stop was Fallingwater, the famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed house. The previous day I realized you had to get tickets in advance. I wanted to go first thing in the morning, but my ticket wasn’t until 1 p.m. because all… Read more »

Pennsylvania – Day 3: Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and Carnegie Museums

Brittany Swanson   October 30, 2015   Comments Off on Pennsylvania – Day 3: Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning and Carnegie Museums

Day three in Pennsylvania was much nicer than the previous two. Upon recommendation from a host I decided to start at the Cathedral of Learning on the University of Pittsburgh’s campus. My host told me there were these nationality classrooms that were designed in the style of different cultures from around the world. It sounded pretty interesting, so I went. Unfortunately,… Read more »

Pennsylvania – Days 1-2: A Quick Hike and A Day of Art

Brittany Swanson   October 27, 2015   Comments Off on Pennsylvania – Days 1-2: A Quick Hike and A Day of Art

It was windy and cloudy and cold and a little rainy my first day in Pennsylvania, so I stayed in and made it a work day. Day two didn’t start off much better. I started at the Wintergreen Gorge in Erie, PA. I took a bagel with peanut butter and went on a short jaunt along the river, but I was… Read more »