Minneapolis

We arrived in Minneapolis a day before running the Boom Island Brewery Beer Run in July. A few weeks before leaving home we had booked our hotel through Hotwire. We frequently take advantage of excellent deals on hotels that are listed by star level, area, and price but without the actual hotel name revealed until you officially […]

10 Reasons to Do A Quest

Doing this quest to run a race in every state has literally been life-changing. When Mike suggested it at the Philadelphia Marathon seven years ago we had no clue what an amazing adventure this would become.  We have become passionate about sharing our experiences and encouraging others to join the fun because we LOVE it! If […]

Seattle and Lake Union 10K

  While the iconic Space Needle is synonymous with Seattle, flying fish, a ferris wheel that soars over Puget Sound, and a phenomenal blown glass exhibit were what really made our Seattle trip memorable. Having checked all but four states east of the Mississippi off of our quest list but only three to the west […]

A Small Race and Enormous Mansions -Newport, Rhode Island

Shortly after we began our 50 state quest, Mike gave me a trip to Newport, Rhode Island as a birthday gift.  Although during the years we have been running we had previously run races in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and South Caroline, we were now purposefully pursuing our quest. We chose a small 5K […]

13.Wine….Continued

Our adventures in Michigan continued the day after running the 13.Wine Half Marathon.  We enjoyed breakfast at the Blue Plate Cafe which was just minutes from the Lakeside Inn on the Red Arrow Highway. The food was appealing and the service was prompt and friendly. At the suggestion of our new 13.Wine Half Marathon friends, Ron […]

Two for One

Tour de La Porte, La Porte, Indiana Living in New England has allowed access to a number of states that were a reasonable drive from home.  However, now that those states have been checked off, a flight is generally necessary to reach our destination. This summer it was decided that we would travel to Michigan […]

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