Good morning my fellow road ramblers! Just 3 more days to go on the AMB Blog Tour. Today is Day 23 with 6 more States to visit!! Hard to believe we’ll be wrapping up the tour in just a matter of days. I don’t know about you, but I’ve really enjoyed meeting our new blogger friends and learning something new about their states! Who knew New Jersey was known for their tomatoes?!! Alright, time to head back out on the open road to get to today’s destinations!!
Let’s buzz on over to our First Stop of Day 23, The Beehive State. This next State’s motto is ‘Industry’, and the beehive could not be more symbolic of this. There are many more symbols that have become synonymous with this State, especially those concerning the natural landscape. Without giving away the names of some of these scenic points of interest, this State is known for having a huge lake, many mountain ranges, and some natural rock formations that are just awe-inspiring. What other State can boast the following: five national parks, seven national monuments, two national recreation areas, and six national forests? If you’ve guessed Utah as our first stop of Day 23, then you’re correct. I’d love for you to meet our next blogger, Karen, who has this to say about her license plate block: “My block is designed to evoke the natural beauty of Utah and iconic figures associated with the state. On the Utah block are three official Utah State emblems and two nationally-known icons associated with the state. How many can you guess?” Check out Karen’s blog, Fireball Quilts, to spot these symbols!
Next on the itinerary is a stop in the Sooner State. Back on April 22, 1889, the first day homesteading was permitted, a whopping 50,000 people swarmed into the State. Those who tried to beat the noon starting gun were called Sooners, hence this State’s nickname. Before there were the Sooners, our Second Stop of Day 23 has a rich history with and population of Native Americans. This State has the largest Native American population of any State in the U.S. Many of the 250,000 American Indians living here are descended from the 67 tribes who inhabited the Indian Territory. This State is the tribal headquarters for 39 tribes. Our next State has also had more astronauts to originate from it (total of 7), as well as a high number of beauty queens, too– that’s 6 Miss America’s!! And you can thank this State for giving us the following inventions: the aerosol can, the shopping cart, the parking meter, and the first electric guitar. Oh, and on a not so pleasant side note, this state is the highest producer of tornadoes in the country. Which can only mean we’re headed to Oklahoma! It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Glenna of Hollyhock Quilts. Please check out her blog to see her nifty license plate block creation!
Another day down on the AMB Blog Tour! Hard to believe we are headed to the FINAL FOUR States of our roadtrip!! Life on the road has become the norm and I’m really going to miss our tour when it comes to an end. If you want to continue reading more about American Made Brand, head on over to our friend Goosie Girl’s blog to check out the fantastic write-up she did about AMB, as well as an opportunity to take part in a giveaway! YAY! See you tomorrow!