Recycling hits the road with a family
The owners of Great Lakes Recycling (GLR) in Michigan,
the Rosen family, are taking the business’s ‘Anyone
can Recycle’ motto on the road with a unique approach to the
traditional family vacation.
The family of five is touring the country, attempting
to visit 50 states in 50 days. They embarked on their mission June
18th, and they intend to be on the road until August 5th.
Their small RV, a Roadtrek Versatile 190, has
the recycling company’s web address emblazoned on the side,
and they will also be handing out flyers with recycling information
at every stop along the way.
Sandy Rosen and his wife, Lucinda, wanted to take
a family vacation before their children, Carly, 15, Ryan, 14, and
Sydney, 10, got too much older. The original idea was to rent an
RV and drive out West to see everything along the way. Sandy and
Lucinda began joking about taking a trip to all 50 states. After
they pulled out the maps and discussed it some more, that joke became
Initially, the family planned on eating one meal
in each state, but after some deliberation, they decided that visiting
at least one tourist attraction in each state was also necessary.
The itinerary includes sights like the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame,
a Coca-Cola factory, and a hot air balloon ride.
The time between attractions is busy as well.
Sandy, Lucinda and Carly all share the driving responsibility, and
there are numerous activities for those not occupied with driving.
There is the scrapbook to make and upload to the family’s
website, hotels to book, and car repairs to make.
In addition to viewing the scrapbook of the trip,
visitors to the family’s site can also read their blog and
check out the GLR website. The RV is also equipped with plenty of
fun stuff with which to while away time on the road. There’s
Sirius satellite radio, a DVD player, and a Playstation 2, along
with various other amenities.
To follow the Rosen’s adventure, log onto