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January 4, 2005 7:01 PM   Subscribe

In 2001, Kevin and Aimee set out on a 200-day, 48-state driving tour of the United States. These are their stories.
posted by Saucy Intruder (14 comments total)

 
And after you've clicked through all the content and seen all the pictures, join them in Australia.
posted by Saucy Intruder at 7:03 PM on January 4, 2005


wish i had done this to document my cross country travels!
posted by mgkaelen at 7:52 PM on January 4, 2005


Sweet! I hope I can do something like that in the future.
posted by Alison at 8:22 PM on January 4, 2005


They seem like a fun couple.
posted by ColdChef at 8:25 PM on January 4, 2005


I will someday retrace their steps.
posted by crusiera at 8:36 PM on January 4, 2005


That's the greatest ever. They put a hunk of time into the website as well.
posted by Arch Stanton at 8:44 PM on January 4, 2005


No nationwide roadtrip would be complete without a visit to the greatest highway attraction in the world. Outstanding.
posted by sellout at 10:43 PM on January 4, 2005


My friends Cesar and Maud did this at the end of the last century, leaving Miami on January 1, 1999, and returning there on December 31, 50 states later, to be in the Orange Bowl parade. They also published a little newsletter on the road from each state, and mailed it to subscriber/supporters.(Cool photo —sideways, for some reason— of their car here.) After that, they too thought about doing Australia (in the same car), but ending up hiking the Appalachian Trail, to raise money for diabetes research.

Then Maud decided to sit down for a while, while on January 1, 2004, Cesar started walking around the world.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:22 PM on January 4, 2005


Hmph. I clicked on a few of the cities and states, and Kevin and Aimee have nothing good to say about any of them. Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, South Carolina...all of these places are far too pedestrian for the oh-so-jaded couple. It's easy to write a few snarky journal entries poking fun at the generic stereotypes of certain places; they could've saved their gas and bandwidth for all the insight they've imparted.
posted by Oriole Adams at 11:50 PM on January 4, 2005


Their cycle round Oz is simply gobsmacking.
posted by dmt at 6:10 AM on January 5, 2005


I don't know, they seem more silly than jaded. Not everywhere in America is terribly interesting, especially if you drive such great distances. The seemed to like carhenge.
posted by Alison at 7:05 AM on January 5, 2005


'The' should be 'they'. Yikes.
posted by Alison at 7:06 AM on January 5, 2005


Hmph. I clicked on a few of the cities and states, and Kevin and Aimee have nothing good to say about any of them.

Their bests & worsts show they liked at least a few things. Baxter is definitely the best state park I've found; Arches one of my favorite national parks as well. And their favorite restaurant (on the other side of this island) also is a good choice.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:12 AM on January 5, 2005


And here's their next adventure (after Australia that is).
posted by mikeanegus at 8:09 PM on January 5, 2005


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