I prefer to not give out my real name, but on the internet, i go by "Sykotyk". Pronounced the same as "psychotic". I'm 24 years old, married, have a house, no kids, and left my job recently and am entering a new career soon.
This was trip of all 48 contiguous states. It took 10,473 miles in 15 days, 1 hour, and 20 minutes.
Mostly because I was bored. I had a ton of free time at my job since October and was just bouncing around on savings, knowing that February or March would be the time I'd get a new job. I really had nothing happening, and I just felt like going for a drive one day.
That drive ended me in Virginia, and from there, it was on. I had driven into or through Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and Michigan before. I had also been on trips as a kid and an adult to or through Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Nevada and Arizona.
I had, previously in October 2006, driven through Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, and Kentucky for the first time on my honeymoon. For New Years 2007, my wife and I drove to Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario. I won a small jackpot at Casino Niagara, and without work commitments, decided to drive to Montreal and down through the New England states, reaching Vermont and Rhode Island for the first time.
So, this trip started as just a drive, and then turned into a chance to mark off all the states I had never driven to (sans Alaska and the ubiquitous Hawai'i), and then finally into a 48-state trip.
I live in Pennsylvania, but have ties to Steubenville, OH (that's where my wife lives). I spend a good deal of time there, and soon will be a citizen of the Buckeye State. The trip left our house in Steubenville, OH, and 11 days later, arrived there, to pick up my wife, and finish the last of the contiguous states. The red line is by myself, the green line is with my wife. The Day-by-Day pages show a better map for each leg of the trip.
The trip started at 4pm ET on Jan. 23, 2007. It ended on Feb. 7, 2007 at 5:20pm ET.
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