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Thursday, May 10, 2007 from Celebration, Florida

Most of my morning was spent reading Amy’s book (check it out here). Hopefully I have permission to quote a couple sentences where she states (ha ha, states, that’s sort of funny if you know what I mean), “Journaling was the hardest job I had on the trip. Writing down everything that happened and my thoughts and feelings about them took a lot of time and energy…” Reading it made me feel a little guilty for not taking advantage of times to do some writing.

I’m inspired to read this book and if I had the time would read through it in a day or two. It’s fantastic to compare the 50-state journeys of a 24 year old and that of a young family. Here I sit with Jonathan who as far as I know could be the youngest person to ever see all 50 states, he was 7 at the time. There are a million ways to travel to all 50 states. Scotty and Fiddy, who I have been corresponding with, recently wrapped up their Hitch 50 tour. What a trip, hitchhiking to all 50 state capitols in 50 days.

Sometimes I forget what I’m doing and that it is pretty significant. When you’re always on the move it’s harder to notice what’s moving and what’s not. So reading the book I kind of remembered, “Oh yeah, I’m on a year long 50-state tour of the United States, not many people do that.” I forget that I’m living with strangers and that I haven’t been home in eight months and that my house is a car. As I read more of the book I become more intrigued with their family trip and more intrigued looking back on my trip so far.

So there are some thoughts for now. But enough of that! Disney World here I come!

Blog Date Posted: May 10, 2007 | 308 words | comments 2 Comments
Comment by Kristy Snyder
From BoisE!!!, ID

i've always wanted to go to disney world!!! hope its a BLAST!!! :)

Comment by Amy
From Asheville, NC

Bugsy! I hope my family is treating you well. Oh, and I'm probably going to have to sue you for quoting the book. :) I have to say, it has been refreshing for to me to hear about others who are doing the 50. I hope you're able to recover from it!