After being snowed in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, I finally hit the road to New Mexico. Most of the day, I followed the Historic Route 66 from Kansas City to Albuquerque. Although driving through Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico may not sound pleasant, I found the drive rather enjoyable. With the tunes blaring, coffee in hand, and wonderful thoughts of Spring Break, I managed to pass the time alone in the car.
Of the states I passed through, Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico were new ones for the listing, making the count thirty-one out of fifty. Soon enough, I will have visited all fifty. In this vast country, I am excited to meet the locals who carry the traditions, stories, and lore that make this country so unique. From thirty-one to fifty, the lessons I will learn along the way excite me.