50 State Project!

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A couple years back I was looking through some photos and I came across the section with a few photos from Florida, New York and Washington. Looking at the photos, I realized how much I had really enjoyed visiting these places and spoke to a friend about my experiences.  He had been all over the US and was surprised  to find that I hadn’t traveled through the country that much.  I told him it wasn’t by choice, more that my family never got the opportunity when I was growing up for various reasons.  His family had traveled extensively in the US when he was a kid, as there were too many of them to be able to afford a plane tickets, so they headed out on numerous road trips.

This made me think, dangerous, I know.

States So Far...
  Since it didn't happen as a child, why not make the dream a reality now!  So I spoke to a group of my friends and told them my plans to attempt the 50 State Project.  I wanted one photo from each state with me in it.  Most of them laughed in my face, but many of them decided to help me out and have joined me on some of my excursions.  The problem is that most of them are dying to go to Texas, Illinois, Massachusetts and the four corners and so we may have to do a group trip.  But as far as Nebraska, The Dakotas and a few of the Southern states, I am having fewer volunteers.  Too bad, because I really believe they are missing out.  It’s all a state of mind and I believe there is beauty in everything.  One of my friends response to this was that I hadn’t seen Nebraska yet.  True, but Carhenge is beckoning me!

I am about halfway through the project but I still have a long way to go.  Still, the more I see the more I realize how diverse my country really is and I how every place has its own special charm.  In fact, there are a many states I would like to go back to and explore again.  I am glad I began this project and have gotten a lot out of it so far.


Onward and upward!

grandmar says:
I've been to all the states except Oregon, Idaho, and North Dakota. My parents started out showing us the US before we went off to other countries.
Posted on: Feb 18, 2018
jethanad says:
Posted on: Dec 16, 2013
binky says:
The US is difficult because it's really spread out, but it can be done. I've known a few people who booked a few trips to the US and hit specific regions after renting a car. Kind of spendy but more affordable on the off seasons. Good luck!
Posted on: May 14, 2012
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