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The Loneliest Road in America

Thinking of my next road trip I was tinkering around on the Internet, trying to think of an interesting place to go on my next road trip. Normally, summers are for road trips for me (when its financially feasible) . I absolutely live for…

Just inside Clark County

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Just inside Clark County, Nevada wonderplugin_video iframe="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyoiehbNsGw" lightbox=0 lightboxsize=1 lightboxwidth=960 lightboxheight=540 autoopen=0 autoopendelay=0 autoclose=0 lightboxtitle="" lightboxgroup=""…

Rainy Utah

Rainy Utah Lovely Utah Utah is one of the most pretty states in the United States. I feel it has the most natural stone arch structures of any state. When I do have the chance to drive West from Chicagoland, I do tend to drive "briskly".…

Driving fast in the desert

I love to drive One thing that I enjoy doing. Is road trips. I hate the tolls and congestion of going East of Chicago, so my choice (when I can) is going West. I love the West. Higher speed limits. Driving briskly is more forgivable.…

The American Southwest

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My first time in the American Southwest Since I first took a train ride to be with a woman in Arizona in 2007, I have fallen in love with the American Southwest. My relationship failed after only 3 months, but my love for the American Southwest…

Tioga Pass to Yosemite National Park

Entrance to Yosemite National Park In early May of 2015 Entering Yosemite National Park via Tigoa Pass 120. The road to the main gate is 11 miles up a winding, steep incline. The maximum elevation that I noticed was 9000 feet above…

Cisco, Utah

The Ghost Town of Cisco, Utah A Ghost Town in Utah Back in May of 2015 I had the opportunity to take a road trip out West. I hit Utah on my 4th or 5th day on the road. One of the places I wanted to photograph was the Ghost…

Through the Dakotas

Personal Time Off In 2012 I was working for a Chicagoland blood bank, LifeSource. It was a semi-ok job. It allowed you to have a bit of PTO (Personal Time Off). etc. I developed an umbilical hernia at work. So, I needed surgery. Also with that…

Monument Valley Tribal Park in Utah

Beautiful Monument Valley I had the opportunity to visit Monument Valley's Tribal Park twice so far. The Tribal Park is on the border of Arizona and Utah.  Both times, I had great weather.  Monument Valley is a Navajo Indian Tribal Park . …

The Moki Dugway in Utah

A way to transport uranium ore to the processing facility The Moki Dugway. Originally built to get uranium ore from the valley floor to the processing plants on top of the cliff. Believe it or not, semi trucks used to and maybe still…

Cruising California with Jim

Cruising California I had an awesome stay at the Best Western in Mammoth Lakes, California. I stayed there for two days and nights. I ordered pizza from a local place, not bad actually for California pizza. My room and the staff at the Best…

Triple Digits in Nevada

The West is the best In May of 2015 I had the opportunity to take a Southwestern road trip.  The desert is a beautiful place. It's very inserting being out there in the wide open spaces. You feel really small. Also you develop an appreciation…

Monument Valley Tribal Park

I had the privilege of visiting Monument Valley Tribal Park on two occasions. It's a must see in the US. There are two hotels within the park, however they are a bit spendy. There is The View Hotel, and the Goulding's Lodge. Visit the…

Driving down to Death Valley

Driving down to the valley floor Driving down to the valley floor Driving down to the floor of Death Valley. Death Valley is hot, and sandy. It is also a dry environment.  What I did not realize before driving here is that you had to drive …

Bodie, California a ghost town

The ghost town of Bodie In the Spring of 2015, I had the opportunity to take a Westward road trip to California. There were a few places I wanted to see. The ghost town of  Bodie, California was one of these locations. The Ghost Town…