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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 »

Minnesota – Days 1-2: Adventures in Love – A Sweet Reunion

I arrived in Minnesota two days before my twenty-sixth birthday. I went to my Aunt Calie and Uncle Jeremiah’s house and had dinner with them after playing soccer with my cousins Cooper (5) and Vivian (2). We had a dance party before going to bed. It was a wonderful welcome home. I stayed up way later than I should have… Read more »

Texas: By the Numbers

Texas, state twenty-four, by the numbers: Total miles: 1,440 Total money earned: $0 Total money spent: $271.08     Gas: $82.75     Other transport: $79.04 (parking and oil change)     Food: $67.34     Attractions: $41.95     Other: $0 Budgeted amount ($200/week or $28.57/day): $271.42 Total under budget: $0.34 Approximate amount of money saved from awesome other people paying for me: $97 North American Reciprocal Museum pass: $8 ($141… Read more »

Texas – Days 8-9: Still Nurturing My Nerdy Inner Child at the McDonald Observatory

The drive through Central and Western Texas was surprisingly stunning. I couldn’t believe all the changes in scenery in just seven hours. It was incredible. I made it to the McDonald Observatory with just enough time to eat my lunch before the Solar Viewing program started. During the program I learned that the next total solar eclipse visible from the U.S. will be… Read more »

Texas – Days 4.5-7: An Unexpected (But Totally Awesome) Dream Come True in Austin

Once I got to Austin I was a little museum-ed out from the past few days. However, I was feeling super pumped about getting back up to date on the blog, especially with the halfway point of the trip coming up. So, I decided to use the rest of the day as a work day and blog my heart out. Which… Read more »

Texas – Days 3-4: Nerd Alert! Embracing My Inner Child in Houston

After my oil change in Dallas I made my way to Houston. I made it to the Art Car Museum less than an hour before they closed, which happened to be the perfect amount of time. The Art Car Museum focuses on cars that people decorate and that usually earn funny looks from the wary passerby. They had three art cars on display. One… Read more »

Texas – Days 1-2: Car Dealerships, Peaceful Places, and Art Museums in Dallas

On the drive to Texas I had my third, well, this may be the end of my trip moment. The first was when I lost my wallet in Rhode Island. The second was when my back was hurting so much in Tennessee. This time it was when the dome light in my car came on and wouldn’t shut off…again. Now,… Read more »