We just pulled BigByrd into home base, and what a trip!
This was our longest yet, taking us across America and back. We covered 3,509 Miles and burned 498 Gallons of Diesel fuel. Yes, I know that is only 7 MPG, but what kind of mileage does your house get? Susan has become very skilled at driving the 41′, 32,000 lb motor coach, which allows us to switch off and drive longer days, otherwise a trip like this would have taken much longer than the 14 days it did.
We completed 4 more highpoints which were Eagle Mountain MN, Mount Arvon MI, Timms Hill WI, Hawkeye Point IA taking the grand total to 49! The trip reports are all posted, and if you missed them, you will find links to the trip reports, photo galleries, blog entries an GPS tracks, on the US State Highpoint Progress Page. We also visited a number of interesting places along the way, and had some very cool experiences, some I blogged about, other I didn’t.
Crazy or Not… 49 States Done
Now that the count is at 49 states, for the first time I’m realizing this thing is actually going to happen. In the beginning, many of you thought I was nuts, and told me so. I’m not saying you’re wrong, and perhaps a touch of insanity helps in such an endeavor. But crazy or not, the goal is now within reach! I’m reflecting on the journey and all of the amazing places it has taken me and I feel so grateful. We live in an wonderful country, and I have fallen in love with America again, and am proud to be one of her sons. I am grateful to my wife who has been incredibly supportive, even when things got dangerous. I’m proud of my hyper competent team at Truewater who seem to run the business even better without me there, and God who has blessed me so richly in so many ways.
So now to Texas, where a surprising number of you have committed to join me on October 29th, 2016. We are now working on plans and will be in touch on the details, so as always, stay tuned to the Danger Network.