Travel Log

states-visited-2016

States visited with the kids since 2013

My husband and I began in 2013 a mission to take all six kids to at least 48 states, and as of November 2016 we’ve since hit 35 states and/or commonwealths. We traveled before #operation48, but wanted to keep a special list of where all eight of us have been together as well as a few noteworthy things we’ve seen…and because I’m #easilyamused, here it is, in alphabetical order (date of first visit as of 2013):

ALABAMA (2014)

ARIZONA (2014)

  • Grand Canyon National Park (October 2014)
  • Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument (October 2014)

CALIFORNIA (2014)

  • Death Valley National Park (October 2014)
  • Lassen Volcanic National Park (July 2016)
  • Redwood State and National Parks (July 2016)

COLORADO (2014)

  • Vail Pass (October 2014)
  • Colorado River (October 2014)

GEORGIA (2014)

IDAHO (2016)

ILLINOIS (2013)

INDIANA (2013)

IOWA (2013)

KANSAS (2014)

KENTUCKY (2013)

  • Kentucky Fried Chicken (It had to be done.) (July 2016)

LOUISIANA (2014)

MARYLAND (2013)

MICHIGAN (2016)

  • Lake Huron (July 2016)
  • Lake Michigan (July 2016)
  • Lake Superior (July 2016)
  • Mackinac Bridge (July 2016)
  • Pictured Lakes National Lakeshore (July 2016)
  • Sand Point Beach, Lake Superior (July 2016)

MINNESOTA (2013)

MISSISSIPPI (2014)

MISSOURI (2013)

MONTANA (2016)

  • Glacier National Park (July 2016)
  • Going-to-the-Sun Road (July 2016)
  • Hidden Lake at Logan Pass (July 2016)
  • Yellowstone National Park, MT (July 2016)

NEBRASKA (2013)

NEVADA (2014)

  • Hoover Dam (October 2014)
  • Lake Meade (October 2014)
  • Las Vegas (October 2014)
  • Reno (July 2016)
  • Toucan Charlie’s at the Atlantis Reno (July 2016)

NEW MEXICO (2014)

NORTH CAROLINA (home)

  • Wright Brothers Memorial (June 2013)
  • Roanoke Island Festival Park (June 2013)
  • Jockey’s Ridge (June 2013)

NORTH DAKOTA (2016)

  • Theodore Roosevelt National Park (July 2016)

OHIO (2013)

OREGON (2016)

  • Cape Perpetua (July 2016)
  • Devils Churn (July 2016)
  • Pacific Coast Highway (July 2016)

PENNSYLVANIA (2013)

SOUTH CAROLINA (2014)

  • Hilton Head Island (June 2015)
  • South of the Border (June 2015)

SOUTH DAKOTA (2013)

  • Mt. Rushmore (September 2013)
  • 1800s Mining Train (September 2013)
  • Badlands National Park (September 2013)
  • Deadwood (October 2013)
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetary (October 2013)
  • Spearfish Canyon (October 2013)

TEXAS (2014)

  • Survival Depot (October 2014)

UTAH (2014)

  • Arches National Park (October 2014)

VIRGINIA (home)

  • Crabtree Falls (October 2015)
  • Douthat State Park (October 2013)
  • Jamestown Colony (June 2015)
  • Jamestown Settlement (June 2015)
  • Luray Caverns (November 2016)
  • Shenandoah National Park (November 2016)
  • Williamsburg/Merchant’s Square (June 2015)

WASHINGTON (2016)

  • Hoh Rainforest (July 2016)
  • Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument (July 2016)
  • Olympic National Park (July 2016)
  • Pacific Coast Highway (July 2016)
  • Pacific Ocean (July 2016)

WEST VIRGINIA (2013)

WISCONSIN (2013)

WYOMING (2013)

  • Cliff Creek Forest Fire (2016)
  • Devils Tower National Monument (October 2013)
  • Grand Teton National Park (July 2016)
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY (July 2016)

And these are the state capitals through which we’ve driven or visited:

  • Denver, CO
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Topeka, KS
  • Frankfort, KY
  • Jackson, MS
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Bismarck, ND
  • Richmond, VA
  • Charleston, WV
  • Madison, WI
  • Cheyenne, WY

And here are the states. listed in driving order, that we’ve visited on each trip:

Fall 2013 “South Dakota”: VA-MD-PA-OH-IN-IL-WI-MN-SD-WY-NE-IA-MO-IL-IN-KY-WV-VA

Fall 2014 “Southwest”: VA-WV-KY-IN-IL-MO-KS-CO-UT-AZ-NV-CA-NV-AZ-NM-TX-LA-MS-AL-GA-SC-NC-VA

Summer 2015 “SC”: VA-NC-SC-NC-VA

Summer 2016 “Pacific Northwest”: VA-MD-PA-OH-MI-WI-MN-ND-MT-ID-WA-OR-CA-NV-ID-MT-WY-NE-IA-MO-IL-IN-KY-WV-VA

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