From the coast of California to the coast of Maine, I had the good fortune to have time for a tour of this country along some of the incredible back roads that connect us!  While on this journey, I was able to write (actually, I am not a writer, so "write" may not be the best word!) about some of my experiences on a daily basis, as some of my family and friends kept up with my travels.  I took many pictures, and have finished compiling them with my daily report.  Click on the calendar below or on the date links to the left.  

Thank you very much for allowing me to share with you an extraordinary journey.  If you should ever get the chance to take such a trip, it would be well worth it!

January, 2000

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
2 3 4 Departed Fremont, Ca. 

The journey begins! Overnight in Belmont, Ca.

6  Morro Bay, Ca.


Along the California coast from San Francisco Bay to Morro Bay

7  Lone Pine, Ca. Owens Valley

California coast to Route 395

8  Lone Pine, Ca. 

Death Valley

9  Bishop, Ca.

Along Ca. Route 395

10  Carson City, Nv.

Route 395, then Route 50  into Nevada

11  Fallon, Nv.


Virginia City, Nv,


12  Ely, Nv.


"Loneliest Road" to Ely, Nv.

13  Tropic, Ut.

Lehman Caves in Nv. to Red Canyon in Utah

14  Escalante, Ut.

Bryce Canyon, Escalante, and temporary stop!

15  Cedar City, Ut.


Tow story, no pictures this day!

16  Cedar City, Ut.

Zion and Grand Canyon (North Rim) National Parks

17  Cedar City, Ut.

Another day in Cedar City, Ut.  (No pictures)

18  Cedar City, Ut.

Last day in Cedar City, Parowan Gap Petroglyphs.

19  Torrey, Ut.

Back on the road, Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument

20  Monticello, Ut.

Capitol Reef National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area,  Natural Bridges Monument, and the Four Corners Monument.

21  Moab, Ut.

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Moab, Ut.

22 Gunnison, Co.

Into Colorado, back on Route 50, to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

23  Pueblo, Co.

Colorado's Monarch Pass, Royal Gorge.

24  Dodge City, Ks.

Bent's Old Fort, Into Kansas, along the Santa Fe Trail.

25  Beatrice, Ne.

More Santa Fe Trail photos, Kinsley, Ks., midpoint of the United States, into Nebraska, and the Homestead National Monument of America.

26 Marshalltown, Ia.

Wahoo, Ne., Letterman's "Home Office," into Iowa on Route 30, and Denison, Ia, and the Donna Reed Theatre.

27  New Lenox, Il.

Lincoln Highway pictures, drive into Illinois.

28  North Canton, Oh.

Drive through Indiana into Ohio.

29  North Canton, Oh.


Another day in Canton, Ohio

(No pictures)

30  Brookfield, Ct.

Enroute to visit my sister and brother-in-law in Connecticut.

31  Brookfield, Ct.


Another relaxing day in Brookfield, Ct.

(No pictures)

Feb 1  PORTLAND, MAINE! 2 3 4 5

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