Monday, November 20, 2006

"The Road goes ever on and on down from the door where it began ... " ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

Not feeling horribly creative this evening, I thought I would "borrow" from one of ECR's 24/7 blog entries that she did recently that had a link to a website that you could go to and see what percentage of the country you've visited.

You can create your own personalized map of the USA by clicking here and then you can see what percentage of the country you've covered in your travels.

As a former military brat and member of the Air Force myself, I have managed to crisscross a lot of the country and have missed only North Dakota in my travels (I don't count Alaska and Hawaii as you actually have to leave the United States to get to either of them). According to this map, I've covered 94% of the country.

If you haven't had a chance to see much of this great country of ours, you're really missing out as it's a wondrous place. The last trip I made across country was via Amtrak and it was a marvelous trip and gave me the opportunity to see things from a completely different view. I recommend it highly to anyone as it's very relaxing and there's nothing like sleeping on a train as it rolls through the night. It obviously takes longer than flying but there's no stress and it's just so civilized, for lack of a better word! I can understand why my grandfather enjoyed it so much.

Now I've got a goal to shoot for - getting to North Dakota one of these days and completing this map!

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