Southwest USA Trip
29 Days – 6,500 Miles – 19 States – 7 National Parks
Several State Parks – 6,000+ Photos
1 Trillion Insects Squished by Car Windshield
From 108 Degrees to Snow
From 282 Feet Below Sea Level to 12,000+ Feet
Bison, Elk, Prairie Dogs, Lizards, Wild Horses
Elvis, Aliens, John Wayne Westerns
Walking In The Footsteps of Forrest Gump
Beth and I have been talking about visiting the Southwest USA for many years. Now that we are “Retired” (sort of), and thanks to Lya and Joe covering the music at church, we could take an entire month to drive the 6,500-mile round-trip and see the sights we’ve talked about. We had the trip planned for April of this year, but a last-minute (last minute, as in we had our suitcases half packed) eye problem forced us to delay until now.
We planned to drive mostly 250-300 miles per day max, so that we would have time to sightsee. When we reached major points like National Parks, we generally allowed no more than 100 miles, and sometimes stayed 2 nights in a row so we would have a full day to explore.
Since there are so many places we visited, we decided to break up the travelogue into easy-digestible daily pages. I will try to add one or two pages each week and finish by Thanksgiving.
We hope you enjoy riding along with us over the next 29 days and 6,500 miles.
Fasten your seat belt and let’s go!
Day 5 : Joplin, MO to Altus AFB, Oklahoma
Day 11 : Grand Canyon (South Rim)