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Completing a 50-State Journey

Hiking in the United States

Part of June and July 2011, I traveled to Nevada, Utah, Colorado and Kansas to hike in the canyons of the west and to visit the last of the 50 states I had yet to see. This was a fulfillment of another goal of mine. Each departure is bittersweet, always the lure to see, do and learn new things draws me, yet leaving family, the love of my life is difficult. I am fortunate to have an understanding husband and my lure to be an adventurer began long ago. Not until college graduation had I traveled far beyond my familiar surroundings of Maine. Dreams become reality and with that I learned some valuable lessons: hard work, perseverance, restraints, and values, all make life worthwhile. Continue reading