Saturday, November 4, 2017

50 States in 50 Years No. 14-20* 1976

In 1976 I took a trip to the East Coast for the Bicentennial Celebration. 
It involved going 'in and out' and 'through'17 States, Washington, D.C. and Niagara Falls, Canada, in two weeks.  When you only had two weeks vacation, you had to make the most of it.  

Starting in Arkansas (48) we went through  
Tennessee (31)Virginia (25)West Virginia(24).
Our first stop was College Park, Maryland (21). 
We took the Bicentennial Bus into Washington, D.C. 
I know the cherry blossoms are not in bloom in October.
However, it is a great picture on the Jefferson Memorial.
Also, saw the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian.

Back in the car-Through Delaware (17), New Jersey (16) where we crossed over into Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (20).

Pennsylvania (20)

Liberty Bell in Philadelphia

and Benjamin Franklin's grave.
Passing through Rhode Island (15) and Delaware (17) to our next stop-Burlington, Massachusetts (14). We used it as our base to visit surrounding historical sites there and in Connecticut (19).

We walked The Freedom Trail in Boston.
Saw Paul Revere's House

Paul Revere's House

Louisa Mae Alcott House
Concord, Massachusetts
When we left there, we were headed home through Maine (27)New Hampshire (23), Vermont (18), and  New York (26). We took one detour at Niagara Falls to view the Falls from the Canadian sideAfter that we stopped only to eat and spend the night in Michigan, Ohio, and Kentucky (22)Our goal was to get home in time to go to work on Monday.
Now we were back from where we started-full circle. It was fast, but it was fun.  It left me with a lot of stories to tell. 

Home Sweet Home

*For "new to my blog" friends...on May 17, 2010, I visited Wisconsin.
I can now say that I have been in, to, or through all 50 United States.
I am committed to make an Artist Trading Card "ATC" for each of
the 50 States. 

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