The Final Tally:

17 states
6,500 miles (2 oil changes)
25 National Parks/Monuments/Historic Sites

The last 2 weeks don’t make sense.  It’s bizarre to me that we were at the Grand Canyon just a week ago and the only reason we were there is because we drove 14 hours out of our way.  And the 14 hours we drove out of our way didn’t even seem abnormal, it was the norm for this trip.  Days, dates and states all run together like a dream.  It feels like a month since we’ve been home and at the same time, like it was just yesterday.  I’m glad Sarah kept a detailed journal & photographic record of what we did because without it, I’m not sure I’d be able to remember it all.  About 15 minutes away from home, Sarah turned the iPod to “Sweet Home Alabama.”  I’ve seen some unbelievable things and had a great time along the way, but it’s always good to be home.

Thanks to all who read and followed along on our “expedition.”  Every kid at some point is asked what they want to be when they grow up, and it’s always some extraordinary job that few ever get to live out.   I always wanted to be an explorer, and for the last 2 weeks I was allowed to live that out.  And I got to live it out with my best friend.  That’s pretty hard to beat.   We’re already looking forward to our next adventure which we are tentatively calling The “Maine” Tour.  If everything works out right, it will be next summer.  Here’s a couple more pictures from the trip.  I’m sure Sarah will be adding a few thousand to facebook soon.

“Is this the end or did we ever really start,
It’s not the wheels, but the road that makes us who we are,” 

Wandering Ways – Adam Hambrick