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STATE 17: TEXAS

AFTER WE WRAPPED OUR “50 STATES” PROJECT IN AUSTIN, WE HAD SOME TIME BEFORE WE NEEDED TO GET TO NEW MEXICO, SO WE DETOURED SOUTHWEST TO ONE OF THE LEAST VISITED NATIONAL PARKS IN THE CONTINENTAL U.S.

WE FOUND OUT THAT THE REASON IT’S NOT FREQUENTED AS MUCH IS NOT BECAUSE IT’S NOT BREATHTAKING, , BUT RATHER, IT’S WAYYYY OUT OF THE WAY TO GET TO SINCE IT’S NESTLED ALONG THE RIO GRANDE RIVER WITH MEXICO JUST A SKIP AWAY.

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STATE 15: FLORIDA

KEY WEST WAS A BIT TOO FAR FOR A DAY TRIP, SO WE MADE IT HALFWAY DOWN THE KEYS TO ISLAMORADA, HOPING TO KAYAK AT CERTAIN RENTAL PLACE. WHEN THE GPS THOUGHT WE ARRIVED, WE SAW NOTHING.

AFTER WALKING AROUND FOR A FEW MINUTES, WE NOTICED A SEVERELY DAMAGED SIGN WITH THE RENTAL COMPANY LOGO ON IT, BUT THERE WAS NOTHING ELSE IN SIGHT. THAT’S WHEN WE WE REALIZED HURRICANE IRMA GOT TO IT A FEW FIVE MONTHS BEFORE WE DID…

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STATE 08: NEW YORK

IT’S ACTUALLY MIND-BOGGLING HOW OLD YALE IS — IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1701! AFTER WALKING AROUND CONNECTICUT’S VERSION OF HOGWARTS FOR A WHILE, WE POPPED INTO THE YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY.

MY FAVORITE PART OF THE GALLERY WAS THE STUNNING HALL LINED WITH TALL PANELED WINDOWS LETTING LIGHT POUR ONTO THEIR ANTIQUITIES COLLECTION. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER HOW HUMANS HAVE BEEN MAKING IMPECCABLE ART FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS…

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STATE 07: CONNECTICUT

IT’S ACTUALLY MIND-BOGGLING HOW OLD YALE IS — IT WAS FOUNDED IN 1701! AFTER WALKING AROUND CONNECTICUT’S VERSION OF HOGWARTS FOR A WHILE, WE POPPED INTO THE YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY.

MY FAVORITE PART OF THE GALLERY WAS THE STUNNING HALL LINED WITH TALL PANELED WINDOWS LETTING LIGHT POUR ONTO THEIR ANTIQUITIES COLLECTION. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL REMINDER HOW HUMANS HAVE BEEN MAKING IMPECCABLE ART FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS…

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STATE 06: PENNSYLVANIA

I THINK ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT THE LIBERTY BELL AND INDEPENDENCE SQUARE WAS YES, THE CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENCE FOR OUR NATION, BUT ALSO THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WAS TAKEN TO POINT OUT THE HYPOCRISY OF OUR NATION’S ORIGINS, THAT IT TRULY WASN’T FREEDOM AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

HISTORY BOOKS MENTION BITS AND PIECES OF IT, BUT IT’S NOT UNTIL YOU’RE IN THESE PLACES WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY FEEL AND IMAGINE THE DEEP ROOTS OF PREJUDICE IN OUR COUNTRY, SOMETHING WE’RE STILL DEALING WITH HUNDREDS OF YEARS LATER…

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STATE 04: MASSACHUSETTS

AFTER A COUPLE NIGHTS SPENT IN CABELA’S PARKING LOT IN HUDSON, MA, WE WERE PRETTY EXCITED AND SLIGHTLY ANXIOUS TO GET TO BOSTON, OUR FIRST “MAJOR” CITY STOP ON THE TOUR. AFTER SETTING UP CAMP AN HOUR OUTSIDE THE CITY, WE PARKED ON THE OUTSKIRTS AND WALKED ACROSS THE CHANNEL WHERE THE BOSTON TEA PARTY PROTEST HAPPENED IN 1173, “NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION!”

THIS IS GOING TO TURN INTO A HISTORY LESSON, ISN’T IT?…

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