The Order

We’ve been wanting to create this video since we ended our road-trip in December. This is the order in which we visited every State, Province, and Territory in Canada and the United States as controlled by YOU, the followers of alexandluke.com.

Enjoy,
alex and luke.

PS: The First Band/Person to create a YouTube video of them covering the song used in this video gets an alexandluke.com prize.

The Winner Is…

Posted on October 4th, 2010 in North Dakota,Road Trip,South Dakota,Suggestions,vote by alex and luke

What can we say? This was our biggest voter turnout yet, and we are thrilled to be wrapping up the main United States portion of our trip with such a wonderfully big bang! Never have we been so broken hearted to skip through a state, and we are very sorry to the great people of North Dakota who gave a really commendable effort and actually held a massive lead for a really long time. That said, we would like to congratulate the South Dakota voters, because clearly you had what it took to win this one, and we are so excited to meet you and the state you fought so hard for!

If you are new to how things work here at alexandluke.com, once a state wins a directional vote we then ask for your suggestions to help guide us around that state. We have received plenty of suggestions already, and will work hard at trying to get to as many as we can, especially ones that come up again and again, or anything that strikes us as especially remarkable or quintessential to the culture of that particular place. So keep the suggestions coming!*

*Note – we love fresh food, and would love nothing more than to hear your suggestions for establishments that might offer us a break from the usual fried-up roadside fare. If you can offer such a suggestion, we will praise your kindness, good looks, and stunning intelligence amongst ourselves in the car on the entire length of the drive up to Canada – thats a promise.

Directional Vote

Posted on October 3rd, 2010 in Facebook,North Dakota,Road Trip,South Dakota,Twitter,vote by alex and luke

Our days in Iowa have come to an end – it is time to move on, which means it is also time for you to vote again! It is sure to be an epic battle as the Dakotas are pit up against each other to win the title of the final state we really explore before heading back over the border into Canada.

Since Minnesota lost the last vote, we vowed to spend all of our touring efforts in Iowa, but because you pushed us to the east side of Iowa and after some careful map studying, it has become apparent that we will need to spend one night in or near Minneapolis before heading west to the Dakotas. As a result, this vote will be active until we reach Minneapolis tomorrow (Monday October 4), which is about a 5 or 6 hour drive from where we are now. True to how you voted, we will not spend any time exploring Minnesota, though maybe we will be able to report on the state of things in Minnesota from the views offered on the highways… who knows.

Whats important right now is which Dakota you want us to explore and document! So what will it be… South “Great Faces, Great Places” Dakota OR North “Legendary” Dakota?

Vote Now!
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Let people know how you voted on Twitter and we will send warm fuzzy feelings your way!

Click #NorthDakota to let people know you voted for North Dakota on Twitter.
Click #SouthDakota to let people know you voted for South Dakota on Twitter.

This poll will close as soon as we get to Minneapolis Minnesota. Depending on the vote, will drive toward South Dakota and start exploring, or we will drive toward South Dakota and then shoot north and into North Dakota where we will start exploring.

This will be happening sometime Monday October 4th 2010

Directional Vote

Posted on September 25th, 2010 in Nebraska,Road Trip,South Dakota,vote by luke

Its VOTING time again! Today we woke up in Casper Wyoming, where we will be having some lunch, looking around a bit, and then driving east to Lusk Wyoming because its the last town in Wyoming before making the decision drive NE to South Dakota or SE to Nebraska. This is where YOU come in!

As per usual, our next direction is completely up to you.  Take a look at our Map of Progress, decide what route you think we should take to finish up the last few states, and consider the following events going on in each state this weekend before you cast your vote!

South Dakota has the Edgemont Fall Festival AND The Buffalo Roundup Arts Festival and Chili Cook-off.

Nebraska has the River City Roundup/Douglas County Fair AND Nebraska’s Junk Jaunt (300 miles of yard sale).

Of course, we will also be taking any suggestions you may offer us as soon as we enter whatever state you vote us to… so without any more delay – its time to vote!

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Let people know how you voted on Twitter and you will be our BFF.

Click #South Dakota to let people know you voted for South Dakota on Twitter.
Click #Nebraska to let people know you voted for Nebraska on Twitter.

This poll will close as soon as we find somewhere in Lusk Wyoming to sit down with our laptop.

This will be happening sometime TODAY Saturday September 25th 2010

Directional Vote

Posted on September 19th, 2010 in Montana,North Dakota,South Dakota,vote,Wyoming by luke

We are currently in South Eastern British Columbia, and are getting ready to cross back over the border into one of our favourite states, Idaho (but only for a brief visit as we are Montana-bound). This vote will determine not only the state we will drive to after Montana, but as such, will also determine the areas of Montana that we will be visiting along the way.

With under 1 month left to complete the United States portion of the alexandluke project, your votes hold more meaning than ever before. We don’t have the luxury of lingering in places we like a little longer or wandering off the directional path a little – we have to keep a pretty fast past (faster than normal, which is fast in itself). So keep this in mind when you are voting. You can either think about what the most efficient route for the final states would be, or you can strategically try to point us in the direction of a city or attraction that you feel is a must-see. Its up to you.

So, the question of the day is – should we drive through Montana towards Wyoming, South Dakota, or North Dakota?

Have your say… vote now!

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The First State to receive 75 votes Wins!

Let people know how you voted, and help us generate some awareness about alexandluke.com in the areas we are about to visit on Twitter by clicking the links below!

Click #North Dakota to let people know you voted for North Dakota on Twitter.
Click #South Dakota to let people know you voted for South Dakota on Twitter.
Click #Wyoming to let people know you voted for Wyoming on Twitter.

Thanks for voting,
a&l