Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mother's 100th Birthday Anniversary is Today

Because of my mother I took the journey of a lifetime in one summer, visiting the 48 states. Today Mother would have been 100. Happy Birthday Mother. The family now numbers 114.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Route

I recently typed my 1960 summer journal and here is the route we took.

California
Nevada
Utah
Arizona
Colorado
New Mexico
Texas
Oklahoma
Kansas
Missouri
Arkansas
Kentucky
Tennessee
Mississippi
Louisiana
Alabama
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
North Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia
Maryland
Delaware
New Jersey
New York
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Massachusetts
New Hampshire
Maine
Vermont
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Michigan
Indiana
Illinois
Iowa
Wisconsin
Minnesota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Nebraska
Wyoming
Montana
Idaho
Oregon
Washington

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I've Been to All 50 States





























I completed my 50-state journey May 16, 2009, when my husband and I touched down in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was the first time we'd flown together in more than 26 years of marriage. It all began in 1960 when my younger sister and I drove for the second time to Ontario, Canada, with our mother making sure we went to every contiguous state. In May 2008 I visited Alaska, my 49th state during their 49th anniversary, and it's the 49th state. In May 2009 I visited my 50th state during their 50th anniversary and Hawaii is the 50th state in the Union. E-mail me to receive the story written in the Honolulu Advertiser by Lee Cataluna in June 2009. My mother was 50 when she saw the 48 states and it took me almost 50 years to see my 50th state. She missed only one: Hawaii. If you've been to the 50 states you're invited to join The 50-State Club.