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A group of four men composed of Brian Mehrens, Chris Watson, Josh Willis and Nate Williams have been on road trips before but this year it was different. Williams started to put a plan in motion; all four of them will visit all the American states in the shortest time possible. He mapped out a route with the road trip starting from Maine. The group of four rented an SUV, packed it with all the necessary gear and set off.
According to Willis they navigated the compass through their hearts and it is always pointing north towards America. The foursome travelled 7000 miles and used approximately 465 gallons of gas. There was actually nothing strange or unusual about the road trip but the group of four intentionally wore ugly Christmas sweater-themed jumpsuits complete with matching stars and stripes. The road trip was sponsored by Tipsy Elves a domestic apparel company that is popular for its ugly Christmas sweaters and campy patriotic themed clothes.
Dressed in their matching ugly clothing, the friends basked in their glory. The terminus of their journey was Seattle where a floored rental agent had to refer them to the management for the return of the vehicle. Normally, the rental car only needs to be turned in so that they can get the receipt but the rental agent said that they had to see the management and can’t just check in. You want to know why? The rental company didn’t believe that the four drove 7000 miles in six days, seventeen hours and thirty one minutes. The group arrived at Honolulu International Airport with a new but unofficial record.
From Seattle the group took a flight up to and back down from Alaska before the final leg to Honolulu. They were too tired to enjoy their success during the flight but they have plenty of time to do so in the coming days.