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And Then There Were None

A rough depiction of our route this summer...including the elusive last three states on my "visit them all" list.

A rough overview of our route this summer, including the elusive last three states on my “visit them all” list.

Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a goal of visiting all 50 states.  I’m not exactly sure why.  Visiting every state seemed to promise a life of travel and adventure, and it gave me something to look forward to.  It also appealed to the analytical side of my brain, one that speaks in facts and figures and percentages.  So after a fairly well-traveled childhood and a cross-country road trip with my sister 15 years ago, I’ve been chipping away at the stragglers one by one.  One of the highlights of this trip was the prospect (and eventual reality) of checking off the final three states—North Dakota, Montana, and Idaho—on my list. (more…)