What a bittersweet moment! We were home.
Here are some facts about the trip-
We started on Sunday, June 26, 2011 and finished on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The whole trip took 52 days. We went through 28 states plus DC, 2 countries, and stayed at 23 hotels and 3 campsites.
N and the kids were really happy to be home. I was happy to be settled (living out of a car has its problems), but missed the excitement of the road.
I had now been to all 48 connected states in the USA, but it had been a decade where I hadn't left the country (well almost never), and I was ready to see more of the world.
School would soon start, and N and I had to start thinking about what we would do next.
I really enjoyed getting to see the country with my wife and kids, and I think the boys learned a lot about our nation that they never understood flying across it so quickly. And we have this blog as a reminder of the moment by moment excitement of an adventure that I will remember for the rest of my life. I don't know who will read this blog, but at the very least I suspect that Z and S will pass it on to their kids and grandchildren someday, and someday when they are old they can show the upcoming generations what a fun time we had on a journey to see as much as possible on a journey we took across our country.