On this page, I will talk about how I planned past road trips so I could take all my route marker photos. For a graphical view of where I've been bumbling around, see my Travel Mapping site. Travel Mapping is a site maintained by a team led by Jim Teresco. Thanks to them, I can keep track of every marked segment of highway that I've driven on in the United States!
I don't know why I act like the new state with full coverage coming to the site is some kind of Michigan. If you've watched the Instagram or the update blog, it's becoming very apparent that the new state is Michigan! This post is late, but three weeks ago, I took a trip all around the state of Michigan, reaching the Keweenaw Peninsula, Drummond Island, and Alpena! This trip included both peninsulas of Michigan, which is a dead giveaway that I used the majestic Mackinac Bridge at one point. The point of this trip across Michigan is to finish "routesnapping" the state; this is to say, that I finished my collection of route marker photos. I now have a photo of one example of every marked state, US, and Interstate route in Michigan. I have also now entered every single county in the state of Michigan, thanks to a couple detours I took on the way home from Alpena. County clinching is now completed in Illinois, Iowa, and Michigan, and state-level routesnapping is now completed in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and Michigan. For context, when the routesnapping is completed for a state, that's when I decide to add that state to the website.
On top of this, a new trip to a non-Midwestern state awaits, and I'll get a few contributions to my national route collection there. More importantly, this new trip will provide loads of new content for the National Parks portion of the site.
My day job is about to take up a lot of my time, so I don't have a lot of confidence that I'll be working on the site very much in the near future. But stay tuned for a complete set of content for the state of Michigan, and for several new National Parks to be added sometime in September or October!