We are the kids next door, we played in little league, went to college, became camp counselors and now graduation with its life decisions and opportunities beckon. Frankly we’ve had a hard time with this idea. We are not looking for an answer, but for alternate options to the road that has been paved for us. We hope to learn about the decisions other Americans have made around our age and how they have been effected by their decisions. We have toyed with the idea of traveling abroad, but have decided that its benign to look for answers in far away places when we can learn much more in our own backyard. We hope to better know our own culture and the people who have influenced our lives, or at least understand people and America in a new way. The American culture is a hodgepodge of ideas, customs, and differences; we hope to find ourselves in its mixture without following the given recipe.

In the search for these new meanings and answers, we find it hard to ignore the fact that it is an election year. At a pivotal time for our country, it seems this election is as important and as popular as ever. From Bourbon Street in New Orleans to route 66 in the west, we will read similar billboards and yard signs promoting change and will talk with people who hold diverse ideas about its direction. The election will follow us on our trip around the nation. We want to get a better understanding of how different American cultures are affected by this election, and in turn, what impact this election has on these cultures.


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    Doug Newlon said,

    It is hard to believe that it has been almost a year since we all met in Savannah, Georgia. Where does the time go? I hope you had a great winter ( laugh laugh laugh) back home, while here in Florida we make fun of your snow. Can’t imagine what you could do this summer to top your “Big Adventure” of last summer. Is a movie in the makings? Feel free to keep in touch.

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