Thursday, December 22, 2016

Florida

Since the very beginning of our marriage, Cody and I have talked about seeing all 50 states together. It's a big Bucket List item for us, and we decided this year that we needed to start working toward it. Even though we've traveled to several different states together for various reasons, we decided to define our parameters for this Bucket List goal of ours and start making it happen. Here's what we decided:
  • We will do at least one specific, unique activity in each state.
  • We will purpose to visit at least one new state each year. Preferably more, but at least one.
  • We will buy a T-shirt from every single state with the goal of one day making a cozy T-shirt blanket to commemorate our success. In the meantime, fun wardrobe options.
  • We will create an All-American scrapbook of our adventures with a spread from each state, and I will also create a blog post for each state.
That's pretty much it. Not complicated, but definitely measurable and super-fun. And of course, we decided to start at home. So the weekend of my birthday, we traveled down to the Keys, stayed in a little "cottage" on Marathon, and spent one whole day on Key West checking out the Southernmost Point, eating the freshest fish straight out of the Caribbean, ducking in and out of funky gift shops, laughing at how many crazy roosters are all over that island, and watching the Mallory Square performers at sunset try to swindle us out of our money. Too bad we never carry cash.


Florida : done.

Have you visited all 50 states? Do you care to? What's your favorite one?

15 comments:

  1. Now that sounds like fun! I want to go!

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  2. Traveling to different States was one blessing of my old job. I always tried to find the local Mom & Pop eateries, coffee shops, etc. in each city. Always found nice people and good and often interesting food. I never made it to all 50 States, but was able to travel to many.
    Friends of mine just did a "Little House on the Prairie" trip. Traveling to the different locations and museums. As they traveled they listened to the Audio books. I thought that was a cool idea. (https://thisoddhouse.org/2016/07/30/the-worralls-go-west-day-1/)

    Looking forward to reading about your travels and the fun things you find to do in each State.

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    1. I had a blogger friend who did something similar to that. They stayed overnight in a covered wagon and everything. My Mom loves the Little House books. She read them to us while we were growing up. :)

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  3. That's awesome! What a great bucket list item! I also love that Mallory Square was a cute reminder of one of your #cutestniecesever.

    Love you guys! Merry Christmas! πŸŽ„πŸ’•

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  4. 7 left to hit!

    favorites so far: montana, california, hawaii, north carolina

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    1. I haven't done Montana or Hawaii yet. What 7 do you have left?

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  5. Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, N&S Dakota, Minnesota, Alaska

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    1. I've been to Missouri, Kansas, and Minnesota. #winning

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    2. Haha! I don't know, but you've definitely been to more.

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    3. Who goes to North or South Dakota? Lol Also, I don't even know if I've ever met anyone from the Dakotas. Do they really exist? #phantomstates

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    4. Umm...MILLIONS of tourists to see Mount Rushmore! Haha!

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  6. This is such a cool journey! I hope we can be on one or more of these adventures (I assume we are invited to tag along??)

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    1. You are also invited to watch the dogs while we go on adventures. ;)

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