Blogs authored by 'jtower'

  • Three Kinds of States

    Posted by  J Tower on Thursday, October 2, 2014

    So far on this trip we have visited 17 different states. Some we have visited for days, some for hours, and some for just minutes.

    As we've scheduled our trip, we've seen that we have to be selective about where we spend our time. One year just isn't long enough to see it all. However, we have noticed that a pattern has emerged. Our experience with each state seems to fit into one of three different categories: states we lived in, states we visited, and states we drove through. Below are my thou



  • Simplifying

    Posted by  J Tower on Wednesday, February 12, 2014

    Pray, for what do we move ever but to get rid of our furniture...

    - Henry David Thoreau, Walden

    I've been reminded of Thoreau's Walden a lot recently as we've been going through our possessions trying to decide which we want to get rid of, which we want to store, and which we want to take with us on the trip. What's surprised me the most about the process is how much easier it is to get rid of things when you imagine literally dragging it around the country with you in a small RV.

    As I've considere



  • Our First Blog Post

    Posted by  J Tower on Monday, September 16, 2013

    Welcome to our 48 States Project blog. This is where we'll update anyone who cares and let them know about our progress throughout our adventure. No doubt it will be difficult to capture the experience in a blog, but we'll do our best to give you a flavor of it, even when it's not perfect or pretty.

    Thanks for caring enough to read this far. We hope to see you on the road!