Welcome to the first day of the A to Z Challenge!
Though Atlas, the titan of Greek mythology, is a fascinating guy, my post today is about a different kind of atlas: a road atlas. It might seem like a silly thing to bring me joy, but even in this age of GPS navigation, I love having an atlas with me on a road trip. I don't use it to navigate that often; I really just like to see the entirety of the state I'm in--where I've been, where I'm going, and what might lie between.
The well-known atlas company Rand McNally dates back to the Chicago print shop William Rand opened in 1856. In 2018, the atlas celebrated 95 years of helping people get where they want to go. So this felt like an appropriate choice for the letter A, as we begin this month's journey together. And as an added bonus, an atlas is much easier to close than a road map!
Happy travels, all. Best of luck with A to Z!
(For more of the Rand McNally history, click here)