I drove around the country a couple weeks ago to take pictures of mountains and rocks. That's it really. Here are most of those pictures strung together.
It was a cool drive, I recommend doing it. Went north from LA to Oregon, then Seattle, then east through Idaho and Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, then on to Minnesota, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, then back through Ohio, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Utah and California. I enjoyed meeting people along the way, you know like the people working at Gas Stations and Subways. At one travel stop there was a 14 year old girl trying to buy cigarettes, and the clerk said "No, way." And the girl said "Okay, but I know Ryan Seacrest." And the clerk said: "No Way."
There was a really nice waitress at Cracker Barrel on the first lunch on the way back. Like really nice, genuinely made us feel like she was having us over for lunch at her own house. Thanks lady.
We had some great spaghetti and meatballs at Amanda's home in Inglewood, Ohio. That was cool.
I'd been wanting to see a high school football game on the trip, and we found a place in Bennet Colorado, just east of Denver. The Tigers were playing a home game and they destroyed the opponent, but it was weird none of the home fans really even cheered when they scored, like maybe they were just so used to destroying opponents or something.
Colorado in October is definitely worth driving through, the colors are insane. My Nana passed away two weeks ago and I got news when we were driving through the Rockies, so I put on a couple of her favorite songs and we drove together in silence for a little while. Her name was Rita. She was beautiful and made amazing Yorkshire pudding.
Swimming in Lake Mead felt great after 6 days of driving.
If you ever find yourself with a spare 2 weeks, drive around the country and take pictures.