A road trip in the making
I love the open road; you can go wherever you want. Every year I roam the roads of USA – the perfect country for road trips. I hike, eat and explore whatever sparks my interest. I stay at small town motels, big city hotels and campgrounds as well. This year, Denver will be my start location. It’s perfectly located in the middle of the country.
On my list so far:
- Mount Yale, Colorado
- Telluride’s Via Ferrata, Colorado
- El Diente Peak and Mount Wilson, Colorado
- Million Dollar Highway, Colorado
- Sandia Crest, New Mexico
- Guadalupe Peak, Texas
- Big Bend National Park, Texas
- San Antonio and Houston, Texas
Now it’s time to connect the dots. I considered extending my trip to Memphis, Tennessee, but I could not find any good flight connections to match this, so Houston will be my end location.
I still find charm in paper maps and often bring some on my trips. But before going, I like to explore Google Maps. I know it is extreme nerdy, but I want to see every corner of the U.S.
Some might ask why travel around the globe to see what seems to be an ordinary small town in the middle of Nevada-nowhere.
Why not? I’m curious! On a side note, I’ve had one of my best burgers in the totally unknown city of Paisley (population 237) in Southern Oregon at the Homestead Café. Sadly it’s gone now because of a fire in 2018.
Elements that go into my 2019 road trip planning: