Across the Country in 4 Days

A few weeks ago during spring break, I flew to Durham, North Carolina to help an old college friend move across country. Late February, he had accepted a job offer in Salem, Oregon. When he shared his good news, I immediately volunteered to drive across the lower 48 to aide in the relocation process. I love driving and this seemed like a great opportunity to sit in the passenger seat and take photographs. It was the fifth time I’ve embarked on such an adventure.


The first day, we drove through North Carolina, beautiful Virginia (Oh, Richmond! How I miss you!), West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois during the first day on the road. We even stopped at my parent’s house in Louisville for dinner. Both of my Grandmothers and my aunt were also coincidentally visiting at the same time!

We celebrated my Grandmother Baumann’s birthday with a Safeway cake and cheap wine. Grandma Betty sits on the right!

The family waves goodbye!

We stop in Illinois for the night. Six states in one day– not too bad.

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