A Road Trip for the Ages

As summer is approaching like the speed of sound I am finding myself drifting into the adventures that could happen this summer! Doing something fun for summer is always a students’ or family’s ultimate goal. Road trips are always something great to do with the family or some college friends. But, then there’s the question of where to go, what to see and which way to get there. Well, as I was searching the internet I stumbled across an article the Washington Post had published. It was the greatest road trip route I had ever seen. I’ve traveled a lot of places in my short life time but, this route had definitely beaten anything I had ever dreamed of. So here it is…..

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It ranges from coast to coast and about everything in between and touches every state! It was designed by an algorithm to get the greatest sightseeing but, at the same time see every single state in the U.S. well except for Alaska and Hawaii of course. They say it would take 9.5 days to finish the trip if there was no sleeping or stopping but, hey that’s not reality. What’s so great about this route is that you can hop on at any point and you’ll eventually end right where you started! From personal experience I have been to a lot of these areas on this map and I would highly recommend it!

Here’s the full list of landmarks in order:

  1. Grand Canyon, AZ
  2. Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
  3. Craters of the Moon National Monument, ID
  4. Yellowstone National Park, WY
  5. Pikes Peak, CO
  6. Carlsbad Caverns National Park, NM
  7. The Alamo, TX
  8. The Platt Historic District, OK
  9. Toltec Mounds, AR
  10. Elvis Presley’s Graceland, TN
  11. Vicksburg National Military Park, MS
  12. French Quarter, New Orleans, LA
  13. USS Alabama, AL
  14. Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL
  15. Okefenokee Swamp Park, GA
  16. Fort Sumter National Monument, SC
  17. Lost World Caverns, WV
  18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC
  19. Mount Vernon, VA
  20. White House, Washington, DC
  21. Colonial Annapolis Historic District, MD
  22. New Castle Historic District, Delaware
  23. Cape May Historic District, NJ
  24. Liberty Bell, PA
  25. Statue of Liberty, NY
  26. The Mark Twain House & Museum, CT
  27. The Breakers, RI
  28. USS Constitution, MA
  29. Acadia National Park, ME
  30. Mount Washington Hotel, NH
  31. Shelburne Farms, VT
  32. Fox Theater, Detroit, MI
  33. Spring Grove Cemetery, OH
  34. Mammoth Cave National Park, KY
  35. West Baden Springs Hotel, IN
  36. Abraham Lincoln’s Home, IL
  37. Gateway Arch, MO
  38. C. W. Parker Carousel Museum, KS
  39. Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion, IA
  40. Taliesin, WI
  41. Fort Snelling, MN
  42. Ashfall Fossil Bed, NE
  43. Mount Rushmore, SD
  44. Fort Union Trading Post, ND
  45. Glacier National Park, MT
  46. Hanford Site, WA
  47. Columbia River Highway, OR
  48. San Francisco Cable Cars, CA
  49. San Andreas Fault, CA
  50. Hoover Dam, NV

In Sisterhood,

Lauryn Brown

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