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Couple completes quest to visit all counties in the contiguous US

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts.
Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. Image by Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism / CC BY-SA 2.0

A Michigan couple has completed a journey that took them across all 3108 counties in the lower 48 US states. Jennifer and Jonathan Riehl say they completed the journey in the same vehicle – a 1999 Dodge Intrepid with over 540,000 miles on the odometer. The quest began in 2006, starting with small jaunts to neighbouring areas, and completed this week as the couple took a ferry to Nantucket, MA. They hope to visit Alaska and Hawaii next. Read more: nytimes.com