On our way to California, we enjoyed a stopover at Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona to see some of the natural wonders of the past 250 million years. I have never seen scenery like this place and I felt like I was visiting other planet.
Well, I was in Japan for 3 months (Mr.R was there for 2 months) and came back to New York at the end of November. We then resumed our cross country trip, This time from New York to California, to head south and then west on I-40 (runs parallel to Route 66). We left NY …
Just to leave a record of our cross country trip in the United States in 2014. We left California on 4/28/2014 and arrived New York safe and sound on 7/21/2014. Travel distance: 4,600 miles (7,400 km) Days Traveled： 85 days States visited: 10 states
In the middle of June, we had a family reunion in Traverse city, Michigan and spent a week in a cottage. Since we are living in the RV and traveling all the way from California, staying in a cottage is a big treat for us, Yea!
We left South Dakota right after Independence Day. Our next destination was Traverse City in Michigan and we planned to reach there in 3 days. The distance is about 1,233 miles and we drove thorough South Dakota -> Iowa -> Minnesota -> Wisconsin -> Illinois -> Indiana -> Michigan.
On a hot and sunny day, we went on a day hike to Badlands National Park. This park is located in Southwestern South Dakota, about one hour drive from Rapid city. And it protects about 240,000 acres of prairie with sharply eroded cliffs and spires.
After spending great time in Ten Sleep in Wyoming, we drove 260 miles to east on I-90 and arrived Rapid City in South Dakota. The purpose of visiting this area is Mount Rushmore National Memorial, where you can see a magnificent sculpture carved into the granite face of the mountain, 5,725 feet (1,745 m) above sea …