Florida - Depart from North Miami at Night

And Much more below…

Georgia - Peachtree, Atlanta
The Honda Element - Customized for the USA Trip, 11,000 miles, without any problems, a great small SUV car
South Carolina - Going to Columbia
North Carolina - Charlotte, Metalmorphosis Turning Giant Head
Virginia - Arlington National Cemetery - JFK
D.C. - Washington D.C. - Abraham Lincoln Memorial - 16th President of the United States 1809 / 1865
Pennsylvania - Fallingwater The Kaufman Residence 1935 by Frank Lloyd Wright
West Virginia - Going to Clarksburg and Pennsylvania

New Jersey - (State Line) Passing through, Going to New York City

FL Miami Beach (Starting in the East Coast)
Miami - Fort Lauderdale - Boca Raton . West Palm Beach - Fort Pierce - Melbourne - Daytona Beach - St. Augustine - Jacksonville

GA Georgia
Brunswick - Savannah - Statesboro - Sanderville - Atlanta

SC South Carolina
Greenville - Columbia

NC North Carolina
Charlotte - Greensboro - Durham - Raleigh

VA Virginia
Portsmouth - Virginia Beach - Norfolk - Capes Charles - Williamsburg - Richmond - Arlington

DC District of Colombia (Washington D.C.)
White House - Capitol

WV West Virginia
Cumberland - Winchester - Clarksburg

PA Pennsylvania
Pittsburg - Falling Water - Germantown - Harrisburg - Lancaster - Philadelphia

NJ New Jersey
(State Line)

NY New York (New Work City)
Central Park - Manhattan - Wall Street - The Hudson - Harlem - Times Square - Broadway - Statue of Liberty

CT Connecticut
Hartford - Springfield

RI Rhode Island

MA Massachusetts
Boston - Quincy - Dorchester - Cape cod

NH New Hampshire
Manchester - Portsmouth - Rochester

ME Maine
Portland - Augusta

NW New Work (New York State)
Albany - Utica - Syracuse - Rochester - Buffalo - Niagara Falls - (NY State)

CA Canada
Niagara Falls - Hamilton - London - Toronto - Lake Ontario - (back to London)

OH Ohio

MI Michigan

IN Indiana
(State Line) - Plymouth

IL Illinois
Chicago - Lake Michigan . Millennium Park / Cloud Gate

WI Wisconsin
Milwaukee - Madison

MN Minnesota
La crosse - Rochester - Albert Lea - Minneapolis - St. Paul

IA Iowa
(State Line)

SD South Dakota
Sioux Falls - Rapid City - Custer - Mount Rushmore - (Cheyenne in WY when crossing)

NE Nebraska
(State Line) - Chadron

CO Colorado
Greeley - Denver - Boulder - Rocky Mountain NP - Craig - Dinosaur

UT Utah
Vernal - Salt Lake City - Great Lake - Ogden - Brigham City

ID Idaho
Pocatello - Fort Hall - Idaho Fall - Craters of the Moon

WY Wyoming
Jackson - Grand Teton NP - Yellowstone NP - Geyser

MT Montana
Gardiner - Bozeman - Butte - Helena - Missoula - (Coeur D'Alene in ID when crossing)

WA Washington
Spokane - Wenatchee - Seattle - Olympia - Tacoma - Longview - Vancouver

OR Oregon
Portland - Salem - Albany - Eugene - Roseburg - Grants Pas

CA California
Crescent City - Weed - Redding - Chico - Sacramento - San Francisco - Oakland - Yosemite NP - King Canyon NP - Fresno - (Driving the Ca Coast) - San Luis Obispo - Santa Maria - Santa Barbara - Ventura - Santa Monica - Los Angeles - Beverly Hills - Hollywood Sign - Long Beach - San Diego - El Centro - Felicity - Anaheim

NE Nevada
Lake mead - Las Vegas - Hoover Dam

AZ Arizona
Yuma (US Border) - (Blythe / Needle CA state Line) - (NE Hoover Dam) - Kingman - Flagstaff - Grand Canyon NP - Petrified Forest NP - (Back to Flagstaff) - Holbrook

NM New Mexico
Gallup - Albuquerque - Santa Fe - Abiquiu (Georgia O' Keeffe Country) - Roswell - Artesia - Carlsbad NP

TX Texas
Odessa - Ft Stockton - San Antonio (The River Walk) - Austin - Waco (Magnolia) - Houston - Beaumont

LA Louisiana
Lake Charles - Lafayette - Baton Rouge - New Orleans

MS Mississipi
Gulfport - Biloxi - Pascagoula

AL Alabama
Mobile - Mobil Bay - Spanish Fort

Back Home ?

FL Florida (West coast)
(West coast) Pensacola - Panama city B. - Tallahassee - Apalachicola NF - Cross City - Crystal River - Tampa - Clearwater - St. Petersburg - Sarasota - Ft Myer - Naples - M. Island - Everglade NP (Route 41) - Miami


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2016 Traveling in the USA

Why this Road Trip around the US?

I wanted to show my sweet wife Patricia this country, and what better way than through a road trip, besides, what can be more ‘American’ than a road trip! to explore the beautiful scenery as well as the diversity of the different states, with their people, customs, local foods, landscape, and National Parks.

From Patricia Vasquez + MHD59 . The 2016 USA Tour

The road trip was not conceived as a mere “vacation” but rather as a journey to understand and learn about America.

Departing from North Miami northbound to Canada by the East Coast, crossing the US from the North-East to the North-West to Seattle, then driving down the West coast to San Diego, and then from the South-West to the South-East -stopping among many places at Felicity City next to Yuma in California, official center of the world- before heading back to Florida’s West coast to go back to North Miami.

This required lots of preparation and planning, equipped with laptops to do the research on Google map and with a book from America ROAD ATLAS -large scale publication- and some vellum paper to draw over the map and create our own route.

Patricia planned the road trip based on points of interest, special events, common sense, and an appetite for learning and adventure we both share.

Although we had a detailed plan, we were open for those plans to change, as unforeseen circumstances will inevitably come up with the good, the bad, and the ugly! Stops at scenic lookouts with breathtaking views and visitor centers along the way made part of our daily activities. Obviously, this was done not always in a straight line! It implied many detours, driving back and forth, and in some cases extending our planned stay to see some events or sites.

I must say that Patricia who was responsible for the mapping of this U.S. Road Trip did a TERRIFIC job! Not to mention the impeccable accuracy and details of the travel. Certain situations required adjustments, which ultimately led to more miles and enjoying unexpected breathtaking scenery. Hitting less traveled roads and avoiding highways allowed us to visit places few people get to know.

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