Feel Good Friday: All 50...Almost
A five-month-old is about to accomplish an incredible feat in her early life, as the youngest member of the All 50 States Club. Obviously, little Harper Yeats isn’t going solo -- she has been accompanied by her parents, Cindy Lim and Tristan Yeats, on what has been a four-month road trip across the United States.
Lim and Yeats are Australian, but live in Canada -- where Harper was born. The family started their nationwide tour in June, weeks into Lim’s year-long maternity leave.
On Oct. 18, they expect to cross the border of Vermont -- making the Green Mountain State the 50th and final destination.
The real highlight of the trip is being able to make memories as a family on the road and Harper checking off milestones all over the country,” Lim told Good Morning America. “It means so many places around the U.S.A. are going to be unforgettable to us in the years to come.”
Lim and Yeats said seeing all 50 states has always been a family goal. They then realized their daughter could be the youngest person to visit all 50.
After she checks a location off her list, Harper is photographed at each state line.
“We don’t stay in every state, but we do try and and spend a little time in some places,” Lim said. “She’s like any baby, she has good and bad days, but...I’d like to think [this trip] affected her positively.”
The family has applied for the Guinness World Record for the feat of “youngest child ever to visit every state in the country,” but Guinness must first create the category.
So far, the youngest person listed on the All Fifty States Club is two years old, so little Harper would be a shoo-in.