given that some of my writings of the great cross-country trek were a little long and given that some readers here a) have offspring tugging for their attention near-constantly, b) may be illiterate, and c) just might not like me enough to bother reading whatever it is i write, i have chosen to put up a whole buncha pictures from the trip with brief captions. because, in light of the a) through c) possibilities, there's also d) i just had a lot more that i wanted to show.
here's what we did:
day 0: the pre-show
|here we are, together at one edge of the continent.|
in four days, we'll be at the other side.
....provided we don't get abducted by aliens in nevada.
(the sun is in my eyes.)
|my feet, the atlantic.|
|i think we were all a little sad that jess was|
going the other direction--across the
atlantic--rather than with us. still,
it was great to see her before she left.
day 1: A to C
|so this is what new jersey looks like....|
|counting the cars on the [pennsylvania] turnpike...|
|i had a red door, God has a green door.|
|by comparison, this is very modern nauvoo....|
|any place that looks like this just HAS to be good.|
...except that they were closed, so we ate down the street.
still, seriously awesome marquee...
|no ruby red squirt here.|
it's a museum built OVER the interstate.
even if it's lame inside, it's still awesome...
|truck stop technology: you choose the|
ice cream and the thickness, the
machine makes you a milkshake.
what more could you want?
|how about a whole chicken?|
thank you, bro-tisserie.
|"potter," as in "harry potter."|
we also saw signs for "jack (something)", "jeffrey lake,"
"peterson", and i think there may have been a "caleb"
and a "jessica" in there somewhere, too.
|ok, wyoming, you're prettier than i remember.|
the fact that you aren't a snow-blown death
trap helps, too.
|I-80, the third member of our journey.|
|jaime, walking on water.|
|mexican "death star valley"?|
|A to G.|
not counting the additional two hours to the pacific.
|it was an amazing trip already, but let's|
drive across the golden gate bridge,
just for good measure.
|we made it!! coast to coast!!|
|my feet, the pacific.|
|the reality: it was absolutely freezing out there!!|
i think it was around 50 degrees out.
|somewhere out there is the house from "full house," |
and one day i'll see it.
|did you know san francisco had a place|
like this? i didn't. i just recently saw this
in a clip from hitchcock's "vertigo":
jimmy stewart walked where i walked.
|the sacramento temple. : )|
|the parting of the fellowship at|
the phoenix airport.