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The Challenge.....

We have visited the United States many times since our first trip to Florida back in 1992.    At some point around 7 or 8 years ago we realised that we had been to nearly half of the 50 States.....  so we thought ... OK....  lets do them all.  To date (May 2019) we have visited 41 States.....   with a further 2 planned for later this year.

Hopefully I can document the past visits, on this Blog, along with all the new ones.


All the States....!!

Our First Visit - October 1992 - Space Shuttle Launch

We were very lucky to see the Space Shuttle Columbia launch on 22nd October 1992 (Mission STS-52)  whilst we were on Holiday in Florida...  Awesome. Sadly Columbia was later destroyed on re-entry ( February 1, 2003 ) and all crew were killed.

Louise was only 18 months old in 1992 !!

Alaska - June 2018


Alaska Railroad...  the "Coastal Classic" between Anchorage and Seward.  June 2018