Good Morning and Welcome to Day 18 of the AMB Blog Tour!!! We are steadily approaching the end of Week 4. After Week 4, we’ll have only 5 more days left of our tour! Another big day of driving cross-country is in store for us today, but meeting our talented bloggers and seeing their license plate blocks makes up for all that time spent in the car. So let’s not wait another minute…time to rev it on up and GO!
For our First Stop of Day 18, we head to the Mountain State, which has the highest average altitude of any State east of the Mississippi, with a mean altitude of 1,500 feet. The State motto may say ‘Mountaineers are always free’, but some may beg to differ on that since this State was the first to have a sales tax starting back in July of 1921. With the high altitude terrain in this State there are a many bridges that connect these high points together. One of the first suspension bridges in the world was completed here in November of 1849. And the New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville is the second highest steel arch bridge in the United States, as well as the longest steel arch bridge (at 1,700 feet) in the world! It may be called the Mountain State, but 75% of the state is covered in forests, too. In fact, the Golden Delicious variety of the yellow apple originated in this State in Clay County! So, what’s the southern most northern state and the northern most southern state in the USA? That’s West Virginia, of course! It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Sarah of the blog, Coop Crafts, who will show you her license plate block!
Let’s head West again, clear across our beautiful country to get to the Second Stop of Day 18. This next State is one of the more mountainous States in our country– with more mountain ranges than any other state, the highest point at the 13,145 foot top of Boundary Peak near the west-central border. In fact the State’s name is derived from a Spanish word meaning snow-clad, and is home to the Sierra Nevada mountain range. One of the State’s nicknames is the Silver State, and not because of all of those famous casinos with slot machines!! But as of 15 years ago, there was at least one slot machine per every 10 residents in this State. Besides silver, our next State is the largest gold-producing State in the Nation and second in the world behind South Africa. But then again, some folks hit their jackpot in those casinos located in the town that happily declares, ‘What happens here, stays here.’ We’ll most certainly hit the jackpot of inspiration with our next talented blogger. Please meet Heather of the blog Inventive Denim who is representing the beautiful state of Nevada!
Thanks for following us for today’s portion of the tour- it was ‘mountains of fun’, no pun intended! See you tomorrow for another action-packed day on the AMB Blog Tour! Ciao!
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