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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 »

Hawaii – Days 36-42: Hawai’i (aka the Big Island) – Hitchhiking, the Best Worst Day, and Other Adventures

In trying to decide what to do with my life after this 50 States in 50 Weeks road trip I contemplated a Montessori teaching training. But before I decided either way, I wanted to observe a Montessori classroom in action. I found two Montessori schools on the Big Island and made an appointment to observe a classroom at the one closest… Read more »

Wyoming – Days 1-3: One Park… Two Park… Wildlife… Geyser!

My first day in Wyoming Robb took me to Yellowstone National Park. On the drive there he told me all about his job removing unnecessary fences so wildlife can roam free. He pointed out the different fences along the way and explained how they were bad or showed me the ones he had already  helped replace. That was pretty neat. Fences weren’t… Read more »

Kansas – Days 1-2: Exploring Small Town U.S.A.

I got a late start driving to Kansas. The first night I stayed with a friend from college’s family in his hometown of McPherson, KS. We were supposed to have dinner together but I was running late, and I had to stop for gas. I have an app on my phone, GasBuddy, that tells me where to find cheap gas near me. I used the… Read more »

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 »