Anna left out with four roommates Sunday on their wild west road trip, so we’ve been tracking their progress. She and another girl are coming back after a couple of weeks or so, but Alex and the others are traveling until the end of June. Photos courtesy of Anna and Alex.
In years past I have plotted out road trips to see various sights, figuring out routes, miles, and the hours it would take on each leg. I enjoy driving places and seeing the scenery along the way but as I get older fear getting sleepy and fighting traffic. Read a blog about a guy who drove cross country to see every park, and want to read a book about a similar adventure.
Here's Anna's itinerary:
May 12 Athens to Dallas 853 miles
06:04 am depart S Milledge Avenue in Athens
09:46 am Crestline Bagel Company Mountain Brook AL (Bham)
11:28 am pass Tuscaloosa AL
02:54 pm near Louisiana state line (+/-halfway point)
06:20 pm Texas state line
08:47 pm tacos at Barcadia in Dallas
May 13 breakfast at Breadwinners Bakery & Café. Spent the night on a ranch west of Abilene. They may or may not have shot guns.
5.14 drive to Austin 200 miles. Lazarus Brewing.
To come: Marfa TX, Las Cruces NM, White Sands Natl Monument, Tuscon, sunset at Saguero Natl Park, Salvation Mtn CA, Joshua Tree Natl Park, San Clemente, Laguna Beach & Newport Beach, Sherman Oaks CA, Seven Magic Mtns NV & Las Vegas, Valley of Fire State Park, Mandalay Bay, Grand Canyon AZ, Antelope Canyon AZ, Lake Powell, Zion National Park & Glendale UT, Zion Narrows, Zion coral pink sand dunes, Capitol Reef Natl Park Moab UT, Arches Natl Park, Salt Lake City.
So buckle up. Gonna be a lot of Anna updates for the rest of the month, with a few exceptions.