A Cross-Country Summer

Note: these pages are meant to be a “companion series” to my book, 横穿美国的夏天 (A Cross-Country Summer), now available from my website, from Amazon, or from the CreateSpace eStore. You can, of course, view these pages without the book. Either way, I hope you enjoy my blogs, pictures, or book.

A Cross-Country SummerIt started simple enough — one day when I was at the Outer Banks, North Carolina, it just hit me that I could drive to “the other side” of the continent.

Marsh in the Outer Banks

Marsh in the Outer Banks

Indeed, why not?

Thus (some time later) began our journey. In a month’s time, my wife and I drove more than 14,000 kilometers, went through 21 states and districts, visited 10 national parks and numerous national forests, national monuments and state parks. It was an unforgettable journey and once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

Lighthouses of the Outer Banks

I will use this page as a “holding page” for the photographic narrative of this journey. You can follow the links below to see the narrative for each day.

Day 1: from Northern Virginia to Mishawaka, IN.

Day 2: from Mishawaka, IN to Rockford, IL

Day 3: from Rockford, IL to Mitchell, SD

Day 4: from Mitchell, SD to Rapid City, SD

Day 5: from Rapid City, SD to Gillette, WY

Day 6: from Gillette, WY to Yellowstone National Park

Day 7: in Yellowstone National Park

Day 8: in Yellowstone National Park

Day 9: in Yellowstone National Park

Day 10: from Yellowstone National Park to Grand Teton National Park

Day 11: from Grand Teton National Park to Wood Cross, UT

Day 12: from Wood Cross, UT to Reno, NV

Day 13: from Reno, NV to San Francisco, CA

Day 14: in San Francisco, CA

Day 15: from San Francisco, CA to Carmel-by-the-sea, CA

Day 16: from Carmel-by-the-sea, CA to San Gabriel, CA

Day 17: in Los Angeles

Day 18: from San Gabriel, CA to San Diego, CA and back

Day 19: from San Gabriel, CA to Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

Day 20: in Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park

Day 21: from Sequoia-Kings Canyon National Park to Yosemite National Park

Day 22: from Yosemite National Park to Twentynine Palms, CA

Day 23: from Twentynine Palms, CA to Tucson, AZ

Day 24: from Tucson, AZ to Holbrook, AZ

Day 25: from Holbrook, AZ to Albuquerque, NM

Day 26: from Albuquerque, NM to Elk City, OK

Day 27: from Elk City, OK to Eureka, MO

Day 28: from Eureka, MO to Lexington, KY

Day 29: from Lexington, KY to Northern Virginia

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1 Response to A Cross-Country Summer

  1. from start to finnish says:

    Great pics!
    One travel had a deep impression in my mind. I traveled to a city far away from home and stayed there for one year. I was too poor at that time, so just stayed there.
    Now, to me, the pleasure of travel is not only distance but also understanding myself.

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