The Day Before? June 1st 2013 I've always thought of this day as the day before our vacation starts. The original plan for this trip was to drive Route 66 with Mom and Dad, although it's morphed into significantly more than that. Today was the day we arrived at the beginning of the road. Having said that, we are definitely in vacation mode. Aside from one phone call I need to make Monday, I have no work responsibilitie ... read more
North America » United States » Illinois Britain's American colonies broke with the mother country in 1776 and were recognized as the new nation of the United States of America following the Treaty of Paris in 1783. During the 19th and 20th centuries, 37 new states were added to the origina... ... read more
Welcome to my travel blog!
My husband Jeff and I waited six years after getting married before taking a vacation. It might have had something to do with being poor graduate students, or perhaps that we drove a 1991 Geo Metro. Anyway, we've tried to make up for it since. By the end of August 2008, he and I had been in the 48 contiguous states, as well as Hawaii. Along the way, we added Liam (2004) and Cole (2006), who had seen 47 and 46 states, respectively, by the end of October 2008.
Eventually, we hope to travel outside of the United States. While we adore Canada, it barely counts as a... full info