I’m really not sure sure where or when the idea of turning my cross-country drive into a road trip and blog happened – it just sorta clicked into place as I was considering the route I would take, days needed, etc.. This is my third time driving across the U.S.A. but the first time I haven’t had a tight deadline waiting for me on the other side. It’s rather freeing, actually.
So here’s the plan – roughly –
Leave Visalia at O’Dark Thirty on Sunday, June 27th. Destination? Yosemite National Park and a day of shooting all those iconic, natural wonders I climbed over and around in my younger days and will miss terribly – El Capitan, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls. Next, drive across Tioga Pass and arrive at Mono Lake in time to set up and catch the sunset. Day 2 – on to Zion National Park to photograph scenes I have only in my memory. Hopefully I can recapture them in glorious digital. After that, the schedule becomes a little less, well, scheduled. I’ll mosey on to the Grand Canyon South rim and then on to Santa Fe, NM. Who knows what I’ll find along the way? I’ll be searching for old sections of historic Route 66, maybe try eating the Big Texan 72 ox. steak dinner in Amarillo. Then, on to Oklahoma City, Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, and then Boone NC.
I hope to post photos and experiences all along the way. Hope it works and hope you’ll stay with me.