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50 States in 50 Weeks – By the Numbers: The Final Countdown

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   August 18, 2016   Comments Off on 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 »

Arkansas – Days 3-5: Between Little Rock and Fayetteville

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   February 22, 2016   Comments Off on Arkansas – Days 3-5: Between Little Rock and Fayetteville

Saturday morning after ZUMBA and a shower in Crossett I headed to Little Rock. I’ve done this drive many, many times. I still remember how proud I was the first time I was able to do it without directions. On the many previous drives along this route Meghan and I noticed something interesting. There was a section of “road construction” that wasn’t actually… Read more »

Tennessee – Days 1-5: From Hiking and Wandering to Donating Blood and Making Music

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   February 3, 2016   Comments Off on Tennessee – Days 1-5: From Hiking and Wandering to Donating Blood and Making Music

My Tennessee adventure started in Chattanooga, a place I’d maybe vaguely heard of but never really knew anything about. Turns out Chattanooga is pretty sweet. It’s a lovely little city nestled in the mountains and its very quaint. Unfortunately my first day was kind of a bust because I either slept funny, pulled a muscle exercising, or all the driving… Read more »

Florida – Days 16-24: From Bottom to Top (Key West to Tallahassee)

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   January 13, 2016   Comments Off on Florida – Days 16-24: From Bottom to Top (Key West to Tallahassee)

My sixteenth day in Florida my mom, her friend Janelle, and I headed down on our own mini road trip to see the Florida Keys and visit Miami. Since I wasn’t driving and had the privilege of being a mere passenger on this trip, I took the opportunity to read a book. I chose A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins, one… Read more »

Florida – Days 1-15: Beaches and Relaxation, Sunsets and Revelations

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   January 6, 2016   Comments Off on Florida – Days 1-15: Beaches and Relaxation, Sunsets and Revelations

Appropriately, I spent my first full day in Florida at the beach. I was in Jacksonville, and it was a sunny 81°. My hosts from the previous night insisted on taking me to the beach and as I had no other plans, I agreed. I worked out and we had breakfast and ran a few errands and then made our… Read more »

Georgia – Days 1-4: Savannah and Augusta

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   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 »

South Carolina – Days 1-3: A Beach Town and My Newest Love

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   December 14, 2015   Comments Off on South Carolina – Days 1-3: A Beach Town and My Newest Love

My first night in South Carolina was super chill. My host had dinner waiting when I arrived and then we chatted and played a game called Ticket to Ride before calling it a night. When I woke up the next morning it was raining. I’ve spent quite a few days wandering around in the rain, but Myrtle Beach is, well, a beach… Read more »

Virginia – Days 3-4: Washington D.C.: Monuments, Museums, and Misadventures

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   November 28, 2015   Comments Off on Virginia – Days 3-4: Washington D.C.: Monuments, Museums, and Misadventures

I started day three in Virginia working on getting caught up on the blog. Then Meghan and I went in to Washington D.C.. In D.C. we visited the monuments and memorials. We started with the Washington Monument, then we wandered to Meghan’s favorite tree in D.C.. Next we stopped by the World War II Memorial and took a few minutes to… Read more »

New York – Days 1-2: Uncle Sam and Glass Blowing

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   October 21, 2015   Comments Off on New York – Days 1-2: Uncle Sam and Glass Blowing

My first day in new York was pretty chill. How could it not be after a three day staycation in Massachusetts to recharge from my first month of traveling? Upon suggestion, I stopped in Troy, NY on my way to Albany. I’m glad I did. Troy is a cute little town. I found Prospect Park and went swinging. It was… Read more »

Connecticut – Days 3-4: Wanderings in New Haven and around Yale

brittanyannswanson@gmail.com   October 19, 2015   Comments Off on Connecticut – Days 3-4: Wanderings in New Haven and around Yale

I started day three in Connecticut in New Haven. The plan was to wander around downtown, visit Yale, and then maybe head to a park or something. I wandered around and found Yale and as I walked by this one building I was handed two free Iced Teas. Yay! I love free things. There was a nice big open grassy… Read more »