22 February 2007

plus or minus 4000 miles

For convenience, here is an index of the most massive of all currently existing sagas at TTaT in which I leave San Francisco and drive cross country. It is presented in chronological order, but for the most part need not be read sequentially to be understood. If a particular image or locale strikes your fancy, go for it. The only exceptions are the subsections of The Screws of the Man and The Last Day is just the Beginning.

If you'd just like to check out my photos, you can see them all here on Flickr.

TRIP PREP: Getting my money's worth out of AAA.

THE SCREWS OF THE MAN: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3: Trials of parking and permits in San Francisco.

studio 1
Part 1: What I was leaving,

studio 2
Part 2: Last looks.

NV road
Day 1: San Francisco, CA to Winnemucca, NV. Reno, Ghost town hunt, Scott Shady.

CoLDS Conference Center
Day 2: Winnemucca, NV to Nephi, UT. Driving endurance, Salt Lake City, severe weather.

Capitol Reef
Day 3: Nephi, UT to Torrey, UT. Fire?, Mom's Cafe, Capitol Reef National Park.

orchard with deer
Day 4: Torrey, UT. Capitol Reef National Park, orchards, Anasazi petroglyphs, hiking missteps.

North Window
Day 5: Torrey, UT to Moab, UT. Hollow Mountain, Arches National Park, climbing down is more difficult than climbing up.

rock fins
Day 6: Moab, UT. Arches National Park, big horn sheep, Lin Ottinger's Moab Rock Shop.

Day 7: Moab, UT to Limon, CO. Friendly Moab-ians, driving over the Rockies, Oscar's Steak House.

Day 8: Limon, CO to Abilene, KS. Plains, Central Time, an unexpected call.

Kansas City skyline
Day 9: Abilene, KS to Concordia, MO. Waiting out weather, Union Station, Biffle's Smoke House BBQ.

Gateway Arch
Day 10: Concordia, MO to Troy, IL. Ozarkland, Nostalgiaville, The Gateway Arch.

Grandpa's Cheesebarn
Days 11-14: Troy, IL to Richfield, OH. Old friends in Indianapolis and Columbus, Easton Town Center, Grandpa's Cheesebarn, The Boneyard.

Day 15: Richfield, OH and thereabouts. An unexpected question from L, chitchat with Ed.

Day 16: Richfield, OH and thereabouts. Another fire?, time to kill, the button-pressing of L and me.

Heinz Memorial Chapel
Days 17-19: Richfield, OH to home. Cleveland Museum of Art, navigating Pittsburgh, visiting Boo and Sugar, Carnegie Museums, Heinz Memorial Chapel, Cathedral of Learning.

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