Harper Yeats and her parents Cindy Lim and Tristan Yeats have been on this amazing road trip for over 4 months now. Their goal? Hit all 50 American states. And it looks like this Canadian/Australian family should do it when they enter Vermont next week. Which would make 5-month old Harper the youngest person ever, to travel to all 50 states!
This kind of trip didn't come without backlash, of course. In a tweet Cindy posted last month, she said
"Three months ago, Tristan and I decided to use my maternity leave to take Harper (then 8 weeks old) on a tour of all 50 US states. A little bit after that, our story was picked up by the Daily Mail. It was exciting to have a newspaper show interest in our family...but then I found the comments section. Despite feeling a bit down from the negative response, we pressed on with our trip and today, we checked off state no. 46 as a family. In just a couple of week,s we will be completing our goal of visiting all 50 states, and, at under 6 months old when it happens, Harper really may be the youngest recorded person to do it! I almost can't believe we are going to make it....Despite this "trauma" we have put her through, she is just a happy little baby and hopefully on her way to becoming an avid traveller herself."
Checked off state no. 46 as a family today. VT is officially going to be our final state. Harper could be the youngest person to visit all 50! Would love to meet @SenSanders while we are in VT! #harper50states RT if you would like to see a photo of 5 month old Harper with Bernie. pic.twitter.com/ZGqWLwTZdP— Cindy Lim (@cindytjlim) September 27, 2018
How incredible! I think I've only visited about 30 of the 50 states. Go Harper!