One of the things we love to collect are counties of the United States. Because counties are within the states, we are able to count off those states as well. It is very much a win-win for us. So far at this point we have visited 44% of the states (22 out of 50). The states we have visited are Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisanna, Mississippi, Missouri, Montona, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Unfortunately, we did not always think of getting us and the state sign. I’m not sure why, but we just did not. I guess this means we will need to head back to those states and get the state signs.
Most of the photos of the state signs we have visited.
So why do people collect photos of them in front of state signs? Runaway Juno said it best, “One of our friend asked us ‘why do you have to take a picture?’, meaning I can get the sign from internet if I want. Well, I don’t think it’s the same. These are just everyday state signs for some people, but these were the moment of memory for me. Maybe just me.”
Like Runaway June, we love the memories we have concerning our travels. These photos not only serve as memories of our travels, but they help us to show our friends and family where we are and where we have been. We do this by putting the photos on this website. Because the photos on the site, we are able to log on and verify where we have visited and make our travel plans for an upcoming trip, as well as traveling on the spur of the moment.
One of the main reasons we are keeping photos of us with state, state park, and national park signsis because we live in an RV. When you live in such a small space, you do not have room for the various knick knacks from a state tourism office here, state park there, or a national park everywhere else. So we decided we could make postcards to send our GrandGeorges and friends, and the website. It has reminded us what a wonderful life we have had and dream about all the new places we will go.
Everyone has a way and reason they travel. For us it is pulling over to the side of the road and dashing over to the state sign and take a photo so we can share our adventures. It isn’t for everyone, just as collecting counties isn’t for all. Do you have any travel traditions your family does as you move along the the roads, train tacks, and skies?
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