As I made the final drive through Monument Valley to Phoenix, Arizona, I couldn't help but think about all the wonderful people who went the extra mile* for me on my six part, 8,000+ mile journey. So, I'd like to conclude this ebook by acknowledging all the amazing faces who proved the optimistic premise of Living In America. With that said...
First, I'd like to thank everyone who reached out or met up with me along the way. I am so very grateful for every new memory we made and old memory we shared.
Secondly, I want to give a shout out to all those who encouraged me online. Your kind words, playful humor and helpful suggestions were greatly appreciated.
Lastly, I want to express my sincerest gratitude to all of my very gracious hosts on this trip (in order of first appearance). Thank you for putting me up and putting up with me. :-) Patti and Gerry Congleton, JaJa Cardiff and Mark, Dixie Jones and Kim Jones-Gray, Megan and Quin Larson, Lynda Stotts and Mark Langowski, Sharon Sharif, Debbie Majerek, Misha Garcia, Patti Linder-Stivers and Gary Musgrave, My Colorado Family, Midi and Jarrod Daddis, Patti, Stephanie and John Taylor, Jackie Larson and Dave Keiser, Lori Gray Mills, Darlene Cox, Margo and Rick Wilhelmsen, Marge Morgan, Carmen and Dennis Stange, Tim Warner, Chris and Jessica Braboy, Debbie Sammons and Debbie Fovenesi, Janet Breen, Yolanda and Jerry Davis, Megg and Tony Rubbo, David Kwiatkowski, and Jan Marquis and Bert Przybylski.
*The Extra Mile.
Below are the state abbreviations, dates, estimated mileage, routes and corresponding posts for my road trip 2023, Living In America. I hope my journeys inspire you to smile.
Part 1: AZ/CA. Mar 18-29. 1700+ mile route here. Posts 2-12 here.
Part 2: AZ/NV/UT. Apr 15-18. 850+ mile route here. Posts 13-20 here.
Part 3: AZ/CO. May18-25. 950+ mile route here. Posts 21-32 here.
Part 4: NE/IA/MI. May 26-28. 1150+ mile route here. Posts 33-39 here.
Part 5: MI. May 28-Jul 5. 750+ mile route here. Posts 40-48 here.
Part 6: KY/CO/AZ. Jul 6-Jul 12. 2400+ mile route here. Posts 49-64 here.
PS. For those wanting to go their own extra mile to discover America's extraordinary beauty, see the comprehensive interactive map here. I hope it inspires you to dream.
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