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Real estate agent hits road in search of nation’s capitols

People in Real Estate: Sara Zittlow

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For the past several months, Sara Zittlow said the people she's encountered seem to think that she's either: a) nuts, or b) lucky to be living out a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. On the "adventure" side, she's taken a leave from her real estate career and has embarked on a road trip that will take her to all 50 states. On the (well, in the view of some) "nuts" side, she's discovering America in the 24-hour-a-day company of her three school-age children. For nine straight months. And spending most of their nights with strangers. "As this trip has gone along, more people are being more supportive, and there's a lot less judging (by outsiders)," said Zittlow. "We had more 'You're crazy!' from family." Zittlow admits that even she harbored doubts during the first weeks after she packed the kids -- Andrew, 11; Megan, 9; and Ryan, 7 -- into the family Volkswagen and set off from Howard, Wis., near Green Bay, where she had worked as an agen...