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Western Road Trip 2012

August 5: Denver, CO to Newark, NJ

Humidity is just New Jersey’s way of spitting in your face: ‘Welcome home, bitch!’ 0913hrs – in case of emergency, locate the nearest Boy Scout 0917hrs TSA Agent: “Cheer up Bud, you’re going home.” Me: “…but I’m going to New Jersey…” 0933hrs Typical: The first guy I see in two weeks wearing a smedium Tapout … Continue reading »

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August 4: Evanston, WY to Parker, CO

Forte Steele, Wyoming Rawlins, Wyoming Total Trip = 3,240 miles

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August 3: Reno, NV to Evanston, WY

5.5 more hours of this.. We landed on the moon? Nope, it’s just Utah… Sunset on the Great Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, Utah

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August 2: Monterey, CA to Reno, NV

This leg of the journey will start in Monterey, CA and end in Reno, NV; going through Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Santa Cruz, California – Wharf Santa Cruz Boardwalk San Mateo, California Golden Gate Bridge Fort Point, San Francisco Welcome to The Rock Pier 39: San Francisco Hyde Street Pier: San Fran Coit Point: … Continue reading »

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August 1: Camarillo, CA to Monterey, CA

Santa Barbara, California: District Attorney’s Office Grand Jury Courtroom Stearns Wharf: Santa Barbara, California Pismo Beach, California Morro Bay, CA Caycous, CA Cambria, CA: Holy Crap! San Simeon Bay, CA San Simeon Bay Pier Elephant Seals near Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in San Simeon, CA Big Sur, California Big Sur, California Sunset in Monterey, California Total … Continue reading »

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July 31: Hermosa Beach, CA to Camarillo, CA

San Diego Los Angeles to pick up cousin Dan at the airport to finish off the trip with me. Let’s go Yankees Da Beach: Los Angeles California Dreaming or possible reality? Venice Beach, California Santa Monica, California Pacific Park End: Camarillo, California

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July 30: Las Vegas, NV to Anaheim, CA???

I honestly have no idea where my end destination will be for Monday. I was originally thinking San Diego, but there is something about potential riots between citizens and police that’s serenading me. Potential riots, you are the sexy Siren Odysseus warned me about. It it be a game-time decision; continue west to Anaheim or … Continue reading »

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July 29: Flagstaff, AZ to Las Vegas, NV

This route will begin along old Route 66 through Arizona, spotting many of the famous scenes from the 1950s and 1960s. It will also visit the Hoover Dam and Lake Mead. It will conclude in Las Vegas. Pictures to follow… Me: “is there anything worth seeing between here (Flagstaff) and San Diego? Or should I … Continue reading »

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July 28: Cortez, CO to Flagstaff, AZ

This leg of the journey will continue from Cortez, Colorado and end in Flagstaff, Arizona. Now that I am out of the mountains, the views will be drastically different. The purpose of this leg is to stop at Four Corners and to spend half the day at the Grand Canyon. This should only be about … Continue reading »

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July 27: Parker, CO to Cortez, CO

The trip continues. The last few days have been spent with The Family; it’s always amusing when a bunch of us get together. It’s nonstop laughs, jokes and jabs with and at one another. A typical Joiner gathering. (A Few Joiners) Colorado is perfect; the weather, the scenery, the family. Only a fool wouldn’t seriously … Continue reading »

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