After passing through 48 states on my journey, I finally get around to visiting California. Home of the Beach Boys! We spends some time in Los Angeles, reconnecting with some old friends and visiting song place 87 of 92, Pasadena.
Getting My Just Deserts
In the Arizona desert, you usually get just what you deserve! In this wide sweeping post we do some dog-sitting, meet this quality publication’s youngest aficionado, add some Swedish to Annie’s collection, suffer our hardest hit since the crash in Mexico, learn what a burning clutch smells like and hunt for an iconic AMC Pacer. We also visit song place 86 of 92: Catalina.
Singin’ On A Corner In Winslow Arizona
Winslow, place 85 of 92, is up! I expected to find a corner and not much else. Instead I was overwhelmed with history, culture, hospitality, generosity and strange tacos. In Winslow, I was reminded why I do what I do. I connected with this place like few others.
To Be or Not To Be: That is Cedar City
Cedar City, home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, is the next place on our list. This city becomes the stage on which a multitude of memories are made. The only question is this: Can we get Annie into the theatre?
Canyons, Casinos and Cans of Beans
Three of my favorite things!….or at least two. In this expansive post, we have a wide range of experiences: Chance meetings, spontaneous adventures, beautiful National Parks, free beans, French invasions and the lights of Las Vegas. I also finally ask Annie the question that she has definitely not been waiting for.
Putting the “Ah…” in Utah
A new state, a new state to love! Utah and its five National Parks are up! This post details our first few days in the state which included Arches, Canyonlands and Capitol Reef National Parks. I make a new friend, ride on a rim, almost die for a phone and meet some goblins.
Stop to Smell
We conclude our wonderful visit to Colorado, letting the fragrant wildflowers bring us to many halts. We meet a motorcycling legend, sample some fine roadkill and ride the Million Dollar Highway…for free! We continue in our quest to capture the perfect picture to define “Colorado,” finding a number of possibilities.
A Quality Quadrilateral
We continue contemplating the contours of the squarest state in the union: Colorado. We experience a myriad of incredible roads, views and make plenty of new friends. Grand Lake, song place 82 of 92, is up!
Focus on my Family
We kick off our time in Colorado with some special family time. This post will step away from our quest momentarily and provide a brief summary of our time together. There’s still a little drama though, as Mom nearly burns off my hand and we visit the place that is unequivocally the best thing on planet Earth.
Stair-ing Down New Mexico
New Mexico is up! This state is home to song place 81 of 92, Santa Fe. In this post, we try our best to stay on Route 66, spend way too much time talking about a staircase, experiment with Los Alamos, enter a cliff dwelling and make another Oklahoma reconnection.