Monday, July 4, 2011

Among other countries, I love this one

Happy Fourth!

Before I go off to India and other exotic locales, it looks like I'm going to get a chance to explore a bit of the USA, as I just coordinated with a fellow who'll let me transport his car across the country. Excellent!

Small-world side note: he's a potential future student of an old professor of mine. Also cool.

Time to plan this part of the trip. I'll probably have about 10 days. Things I'm thinking about this so far:
- Yes! I can keep my bike!
- I'm thinking of taking the northerly route across Washington, Idaho, Montana, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Chicago, and then on to Cleveland. Not married to this route, though.
- I'd kinda like to see the Badlands. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance inspired me here.
- What if I took no interstates? I think that could be very cool. Interstates are boring. Or it might be madness. But Google Maps makes it seem feasible.

I'm open to suggestions! Have you done a trip like this yourself? Any ideas?

1 comment:

  1. I think no interstates is a great idea - there was a time when people drove cross country before them; I even know a few people who did several times. It's probably not smart to say you'll never take one, but it's feasible. You should talk to my parents, they've driven from Cleveland to San Francisco and back several times, along several different routes.

    Also, you have to stop in Chicago.