This post has been a long time in the works, and I’m really excited to share it with you all today!
For those who may be new readers, I’ll give a short intro about the mission my travel-loving fiancé and I are on. We have made it a goal to take a picture by each of the 50 state entrance signs. This is NOT as easy as it sounds! It requires lots of planning, searching, and mapping out.
If you haven’t already, get caught up with Part 1 of our 50 State Sign Challenge where I show you the first 19 signs we attained. Most of these were taken out on our road trip out west in 2014. You guessed it…it’s time to now hit up the EAST coast!
This past August, we planned our road trip out east. I’m proud to say that in this 6 day trip, we were able to knock off another 14 states off our list, putting our grand total to 33 so far! I have to give Trevor credit for how cool this all is. He’s the mastermind behind all of the planning, mapping, and driving!
Although Washington D.C. technically isn’t a state, we decided to throw’er in there. (This pic was at 4:30am. No judgement for the scuzziness! 😉 )
The West Virginia sign (as seen above) had a really interesting story behind it…so we originally had a plan to get a picture by the Pennsylvania/West Virginia state border. When we arrived at the West Virginia state line, you could tell that the sign was vandalized and boarded up. The sign was virtually nonexistent, and the only other closest West VA sign was overarching the highway. This caused us a slight panic attack. How the heck were we going to get a picture next to a sign that was overarching the highway?! We ended up parking on the side of the highway and running like fools down in the ditch to get a picture of us under the sign. Totally not dangerous or anything at all…. (Sorry Mom!!)
Our count now is at 34 signs including Washington DC. The last signs we need to get are California, Florida, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Idaho, Nevada, Alaska and Hawaii. We plan on getting the southern states on a road trip this winter, and the northwestern states some time next year. As a road trip to Alaska, well, I have no clue when that’s going to happen….but I promise you that it WILL happen!!! Hawaii is another debacle. We aren’t sure if we can technically get a state sign entrance picture without having to fly-in Hawaii.
If you would like to read more in depth about our stops at these states on our trip, check out these posts!
50 State Sign Challenge: Part 1
Adventuring Acadia National Park…Oh, and I’m Engaged!
The One Thing You HAVE To Do When Visiting Niagara Falls
Exploring Jersey Shore
What state are you from? I’d love to hear!