Cross Country Road Trip

I’ll be undertaking a cross country road trip from approximately September 1st till… however long it takes. The plan is for a leisurely drive linking together some random sites that interest me, modified on the way by practicality and whatever I stumble across.

I’ll be (temporarily) Google Latitude* active and, coverage allowing, posting micro-updates and pictures to Google Buzz from my Android phone along the way.

If you’re interested in following my progress via, Follow Me with Google Buzz. You must Follow Me to get Latitude access. If you are an existing Google Buzz Follower of mine, simply ask in a reply to this post when it appears in Google Buzz.

Once I’ve added you to my Latitude and you accept the invite Google sends back to you, you can embed a map in your Google home page or view my current location via smart phones that support Google Maps app (Layers > Latitude).

For security reasons, I will be setting a static location when I stop each evening, but will resume real time locations once underway each morning.

Tentative & stops so far:

  • Olympic Peninsula
  • Portland
  • Pacific Coast Highway
  • San Francisco
  • Redwood National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree
  • Grand Canyon
  • White Sands
  • Roswell, NM

Recommendations welcome.

* Everyone that has a Google Account (Gmail, etc) has Latitude. You do NOT have to publish YOUR location (and I recommend you do not as general principle/privacy).

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2 Responses

  1. Alice says:

    If you get a bit northerly, I can recommend the following:
    Devil’s Tower, Wyoming (Close Encounters!!!)
    Craters of the Moon National Monument, Idaho
    the Badlands, South Dakota
    Yellowstone! At sunset it is really creepy with all the geysers and hot springs

    Southern Utah is full of fabulous parks-Arches, Capitol Reef, Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges Monument. Temple Square is worth doing the tour through.

    And if you feel like silly/kitschy, Wall Drug (outside the Badlands) and the Corn Palace of Mitchell SD were a nice break from the majestic outdoor beauty.

  2. Mystech says:

    Man, I wish I’d talked to you when I drove out here (I took the northerly route that time).

    I’m going to have to look at the Utah detour, a lot of that sounds wonderful. The Southwest US is packed with stuff, I sort of run out around Texas though.

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