Jul 172012


This is the post where you discover what true geeks we are.

Ten years ago my husband had an idea. He thought we should visit all the counties in our state, North Carolina. But he didn’t want to just visit all the counties, but the county seats. As we pondered the idea, we decided that we needed something that we could do in all the county seats. So we decided to visit what every county seat has – a county courthouse.

So just over 10 years ago, we began our journey. We made rapid progress at first because we could go for a Saturday drive and get some of the counties close to us. Then our trips had to get longer. There were some counties that were too far to get to and back in a one-day trip, so we planned our beach vacations on different parts of the coast to ensure that we could go to different counties.

But 2 years ago, we finished our quest. We visited all 100 county seats in North Carolina. And sadly it has taken me this long to blog about it. In my defense I was pregnant with the baby (number 5) when we finished. And it took a while to finalize all the pictures. Then my oldest son decided to put together a video of the project, and that took a while.  (Not 2 years. My sporadic blogging was a big part of the problem.)

But I’m sharing the video now anyway. I love the way my son coordinated the county map to the county courthouse that is pictures. Truthfully, the video gets a little long. He made it as short as possible covering all the counties without making them go by so fast that it makes people dizzy. (Although, it’s still borderline.) So if you get bored in the middle, skip to the end and you can hear my husband’s goofy speech at our 100th courthouse.


One of the big reasons that I’m sharing this now is so that you’ll understand a little better about our new quest.

Visiting all 50 State Capitol Buildings!