Westward Bound

“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”  –Jack Kerouac, On the Road

I recently had the opportunity to make my way out west. I have done similar drives before, but this time I decided to stop and see a few previously unseen places, as any seasoned traveler [explorer] would.

Accompanied by family, we spent eleven days in a car and tent, traveling on a couple interstates, but mostly taking advantage of the truly phenomenal scenic byways that this country has to offer. The weather ranged from 50 to 106 degrees. The scenery varied wildly.

As I sit here writing this post, I hold my glass up, toasting the beauty I found in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. Thank you for this trip, great county of mine. I will be back out on the road again soon for another.