Normally on Traveling Thursdays, we put up a post about one of our favorite travels, but today we wanted to share something that we feel is huge.  Over the past few months, I have been trying to decide if we needed to change the name of our website so it was more relevant to what we do; however, I kept putting it off because neither Scott or myself had a clue what to rename the site.  Too often we threw out a name and it just wouldn’t feel right until about a month ago.

At one time, hand embroidery was my life. I would spend hours, often eight to twelve hours, sitting in a chair doing nothing but embroidery. My eventual goal was to travel to Ireland and learn Mountmellick Embroidery from the people who created the style. I had planned to use this website “Stitch’n Travel” to document that journey. Unfortunately, this was never to happen. As we went about our days, we began traveling to Texas State Parks and eventually began planning a move from a 2,000 square foot house to a 122 square foot RV. We found ourselves traveling to as many counties in Texas as possible. Eventually, we found we had a new travel goal, to visit every county in the United States.

Because the website really is dedicated to our collecting of United States’ counties, we knew a name change was needed.  After a few weeks of searching, we came across a name that said exactly what we do, Cross County Travel. This was a perfect name for the website enabling people and web searches to find us a bit easier.  Now that we decided to make the change, it was time to get everything switched online.

You can find us on Twitter as CrossCountyTravelers (@xcountytravelr).

You can find us on Instagram as crosscountytravelers.

Then there is Facebook. You can find us at @crosscountytravelers and Stitch’n Travel.  Yes, you read that right.  Facebook is giving me a total headache on this name change.  They are saying that the name change does not represent what the page is about.

I have appealed this decision and hope they will change the name to Cross County Traveler. As soon as we get the name changed, we will let you know.

We hope you all understand the reasons we have made the change and that it is not too frustrating for you all. You will be able to continue using http://stitchntravel.com for the next year, but we ask you bookmark our new address at http://crosscountytravelers.com.  Thank you all so much for sticking with us and following us as we journey from county to county. We appreciate every one of you and love that you are traveling along with us.

Safe Travels,
Ren