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Michigan couple complete visit to every county in lower 48

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BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Michigan couple has completed a quest to visit all 3,108 counties in the lower 48 states -- closing out the task with their trip to Nantucket.

Jennifer and Jonathan Riehl completed their journey this week when they boarded a ferry to the island.

The Riehls, of Hancock, Michigan, have done it all in the same vehicle -- a green 1999 Dodge Intrepid with more than 540,000 miles.

They tell the Cape Cod Times they have had their share of adventures, including encounters with bears and extreme weather, including an avalanche, a landslide, and blizzards.

They started in 2006 with small trips, and Jennifer Riehl, a research scientist, and her husband, an engineering instructor, now typically drive about 50,000 miles a year.

Their next goal is to finish visiting the counties in Alaska, and start on Hawaii.

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