Craig's big road trip

The starting point
Day 1 - Seattle to Yakima
Day 2 - Yakima to Bend
Day 3 - Bend to Mt. Shasta
Day 4 - Mt. Shasta to Oakdale
Day 5 - Oakdale to Tehachapi
Yosemite National Park
Day 6 - Tehachapi to Las Vegas
Day 7-10 in Las Vegas
Day 11 - Las Vegas to Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon N.P.
Day 12 - Grand Canyon to Kayenta
Day 13 - Monument Valley
Day 14 - Kayenta to Telluride
Day 15 - Telluride
Day 16 - Telluride to Glenwood Springs
Day 17 - Glenwood Springs to Idaho Springs
Day 18 - Idaho Springs to Golden
Day 19 - Golden to Amarillo
Day 20 - Amarillo to Tyler
Day 21 - Tyler to Lake Charles
Day 22 - Lake Charles to Waveland
Day 24 - Waveland to Pensacola
Day 25 - Pensacola to Gainesville
Day 26 - Gainesville to Titusville
Day 27 - Kennedy Space Center
Day 28 - Titusville to Clearwater
The finishing point

I stayed for a few months in San Diego, California, back in 1999.  I bought an old car there, a 1985 Toyota Cressida.  When my time was finished in San Diego I disposed of all my belongings, except the car.  It was such a good old car, in excellent condition and very nice to drive.
In April 2000, I drove the car up the west coast to Seattle and left it in the care of my dear friends, Heather and Remick Merry.  On the way through northern California, I was awestruck and overwhelmed by the sight of the giant Redwood trees in the Humboldt State Forest.  Walking among such magnificent living organisms, some of them over three hundred feet high and hundreds of years old, was like a kind of religious experience.
I realised how brief a human life is, and vowed that I wasn't going to spend the rest of mine in an air conditioned office with unhealthily tinted and sealed windows.
I made a plan to return to the U.S. in the future so I could drive the car right across the country, through many of the beautiful places I had seen in magazines and movies.
So here I am now, back in the U.S. to embark on the road trip of a lifetime - Seattle to Florida, via the Rocky Mountains.
I want to share this adventure with you, so please come back and visit this site from time to time, and follow my progress as I post each day's sample photos and "Captain's Log".
Feel free to participate in the journey, by emailing your comments or reactions to the story as it unfolds.
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