Flew into Albuquerque, New Mexico (#44). Driving tour of the northern half of the state using the interstate and country roads. Stopped in Santa Fe and toured the Capitol then got back on the road and reached southern Colorado by dark. Colorado was a re-visit.
Day 2- took in all the scenery. Garden of the Gods, Pikes Peak and met an old college buddy in Golden.
Day 3- I-70 West through mountains, Rocky Mountain National Park, Coors Brewery Tour, drove up to Cheyenne, Wyoming (#45).
Day 4- left Cheyenne to traveled east to the first town in Nebraska (#46).
Spent the rest of my trip exploring Denver and flew back from there.
I only need Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho and Montana. I can finish the lower 48 this May by running the Coeur D’Alene marathon in Idaho and crossing into Montana.
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I stopped off in the town of Keokuk, Iowa.
Only 7 to go but it will take at least another 4 years.
Here’s what remains:
2009: fly to Denver (already been to CO) but can check off Wyoming and Nebraska easily and then it’s a long but scenic drive to New Mexico and I can fly home from Albuquerque
2010: run a marathon or half marathon in in Spokane, WA or Couere d’Alene, Idaho and drive to Missoula, Montana. I’ve been to WA but not ID or MT
Then, I need Alaska and Hawaii.
flew into Minneapolis and drove to Fargo, North Dakota for a marathon.
This leaves only 8 to go:
HI, AK, IA, ID, NM, MT,NE,WY.
I’ll need at least 5 separate trips to do this.