Thursday, June 7, 2007


Rewinding to September 2005, the month we moved from NYC to LA. We took about two weeks to drive out, the biggest chunk of time being spent in Wyoming to visit Yellowstone and Grand Teton. This was our route, with the circles representing where we spent the night-- Pittsburgh; Madison, WI; Sioux Falls and Rapid City, SD; Buffalo, WY; Yellowstone NP; Grand Teton NP; Tropic, UT; and Vegas.

I'd love to drive cross-country again-- next time taking a more northern route. I want to see Idaho and Montana especially. More nature, fewer cities. Actually, I'd really love to do a National Parks trip. Starting in LA and then hitting Sequoia, Yosemite and Lassen in CA, Crater Lake in Oregon, Craters of the Moon in Idaho, Glacier in Montana, Teddy Roosevelt in North Dakota and Voyageurs in Minnesota. Maybe we could rent a Prius. We met some people in Yellowstone who had driven their Prius from Texas and only filled up their tank once along the way.


Anonymous said...

easy solution--move back to NY!

Montana is the bomb-diggity. Also go up into Canada.....Banff.

Adrienne said...

The first time I visited LA was in 1981 and my mom, my sister and I drove from Michigan to North CArolina and then to Los Angeles. Very fond memories of that trip. We took the Southern route and dipped through Texas and the Grand Canyon.

Now that i think of it, my poor mom, I was 13 and my sister was almost 18. We must have been a handful. hmmmm....maybe I should send her flowers.

Anonymous said...

My mother bought a Prius, and I actually hate driving it. The rear window is so small that you can't see very much of what's going on behind you. There's a backup camera for that very reason, but it only works when you're in reverse. The car feels sort of unsafe, even if the gas mileage is great.