Lisa’s Been to All 50 States!

14 May
2012
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As of today, I’ve officially been to all 50 states. Before we started this trip, I had just a few left to go: West Virginia (I don’t count previously driving across the little northern tip as having been there), Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Thanks to our detour to Charleston, we ticked off my last 6 states. As an aside, I do count driving into the tip of Alaska as having been there, but if you want to be a purist, we should get farther into Alaska in July. Paul will hit 50 states on this trip too, if/when we make it to Alaska.

This may or may not be related, but I also finally feel like I have a clear head. Things still annoy me (bad drivers, bugs, being ripped off) but I am feeling overall content. I am getting excited about settling down eventually (thanks to the B-53 house from Tumbleweed). The prospect of working at an actual job doesn’t seem so bad anymore. We’re still planning to pack in (practically) a year’s worth of activity in our next five months on the road, but in the fall, I’m starting to feel like I’ll be ready to establish a little homestead.

The road goes ever on and on...

The road goes ever on and on...

  • Congratulations Lisa!  Not many people can claim this.

  • Congrats Lisa.  I didn’t hit them all until I was 59 (Oklahoma), Jessie got them all when she was 29 (Hawaii).  Visiting them all didn’t seem to really get me psyched for working like it did you.  It made us want to visit more countries.  We both still have to visit Newfoundland to hit all the provinces.  Enjoy.
    Derf
         

  • Camack53

    Ok, so now we will have to do a southern trip and hit Al, Ms and La.  You will have to give us recommendations on what to see :)
    Also, took a look at #53-I love it!  We could build it in a few weekends :)

  • Barb

    I’m late reading this as my computer was in the shop.  I like this house, too.  Cute, cute…just enough is plenty.