Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Obsession.........


My Father, the man than instilled in me the love of travel and maps has decided he would like to visit every county in the United States - then he found this bizarre website where he can actually track it! My father is the champion of marathon car rides - his obsession with driving lends itself to many inside jokes in our family. He went to Iceland a few years ago and sent me a postcard of the country - I called my brother to see if he'd gotten the same postcard - and he had - we took bets on whether or not our father had driven the road that went all the way around Iceland - its called the "ring road." Sure enough he had! Well he's not driving his Morgan but the blue counties above represent which counties he's visited so far. I'm glad my mother is such a good sport!

9 comments:

Jomamma said...

That's fantastic! Looks like he's more than half done.

The Wife said...

Wow! That's quite the endeavor. I wish him well on his travels! And bless your mother!

Jomamma said...

I just started reading the book Blue Highways, by William Least Heat-Moon. It's about a guy who travels the US on the blue highways on the map... the 2 lane roads only.

Karen J-S said...

I'm totally amazed at the number of counties that he's actually already visited!!! I'm such a home body.

I see he's not stepped foot into Oregon yet. When he makes it to Harney County, Oregon, have him stop on by!

Frazzled Farm Wife said...

wow...that's alot of counties! He was very close to ours...just one county away!

  said...

Here're two sites for you and your father:

Strange Maps
Hand Drawn Map Association

pam said...

He has not been in my county! I enlarged it to see! Oh no! I love stuff like this. Travel is my passion as well.

Farm.Dad said...

When/if he is coming to our county ( Baca Co Colorado ) contact me or the daughter , she can be reached at http://tractortracks.blogspot.com/ and as a rule i can be at redneckrepairs@yahoo yes i left off the .com lol . Anyway we will arrange to show him some of the best of the county if he has a day or so ( things are spread out here , not much to see and lots of miles to drive lol ) .

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