Top Photo: Canvas of the United States hanging above the bed.

On October 1, 2015, I left Seattle for the open road. It’s hard to believe that 365 days have passed since that first night, when wildfire drove me from a campsite. One year later, I have driven over 14,000 miles and have visited 21 states (not counting Washington, where I started, and states I merely drove through) and Mexico. Here are some of my favorite moments, memories, and photos from the last year.

Washington

Lake Wenatchee

Lake Wenatchee

Besties Izzy & Rhonda - Plain

Besties Izzy & Rhonda

Dancing With Judi & Rhonda - Plain

Dancing With Judi & Rhonda

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Going Away Party

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Going Away Party

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Going Away Party

Oregon

The Dalles

The Dalles

Boise

Boss Tweed

Ashland

Ashland

Annmarie Visits - Ashland

Annmarie Visits – Ashland

Ashland

Ashland

Mt. Hood

Santa Barbara Besties – Mt. Hood

Portland

My Niece & Her Son in Portland

Idaho

Boise

Boise

Mountain Home

Mountain Home

Wyoming

Medicine Bow

Medicine Bow

The Virginian Hotel Bar, Medicine Bow

The Virginian Hotel Bar, Medicine Bow

Laramie

Laramie

Cheyenne

Cheyenne

Outside Cheyenne

Utah

Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City

Mormon Tabernacle Reflection - SLC

Mormon Tabernacle Reflection – SLC

Ogden


Colorado

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Denver

Denver

Wheat Ridge

Wheat Ridge

Nevada

Las Vegas

Las Vegas

Wayne Newton's House in Vegas

Wayne Newton’s House in Vegas

Wayne Newton's Arabian, Vegas

Wayne’s Arabian, Vegas

Drinks With Bill - Vegas

Drinks With Bill – Vegas

Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam

Annmarie Visits - Vegas

Annmarie Visits – Vegas

New Years Brunch With Loren's Family - Vegas

New Years Brunch With Loren’s Family – Vegas

Elton Glasses With Wally - Vegas

Elton Glasses With Wally – Vegas

Sinatra a Booth At The Golden Steer With Kristen & John - Vegas

Sinatra’s Booth At The Golden Steer With Kristen & John – Vegas

Neon Graveyard, Vegas

Neon Graveyard, Vegas

Oklahoma

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Murrah Building Memorial, OKC

Murrah Building Memorial, OKC

Skydance Bridge, OKC

Skydance Bridge, OKC

Shawnee

Shawnee

Fire Safety Training At RVWVConvention, Shawnee

Fire Safety Training At RVW Convention – Shawnee

Joanne & Alice At RVW, Shawnee

Joanne & Alice At RVW, Shawnee

Maureen & Kathleen At RVW, Shawnee

Maureen & Kathleen At RVW, Shawnee

Clinton

Clinton

Erick

Erick

Visiting High School Friend Mary - Edmond

Visiting High School Friend Mary – Edmond

Texas

Houston

Houston

The Houston Boys

The Houston Boys

Bat Emergence, Houston

Bat Emergence, Houston

Mission Control, Houston

Mission Control, Houston

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

LBJ Ranch

LBJ Ranch

Luckenbach

Luckenbach

Shamrock

Shamrock

Stranger Hazel Offered Her Driveway For Camping - Shamrock

Stranger Hazel Offered Her Driveway For Camping – Shamrock

Amarillo

Amarillo

Strangers Laura & Brandon Bought Me Dinner! Amarillo

Strangers Laura & Brandon Bought Me Dinner! Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

Cadillac Ranch, Amarillo

New Mexico

Roswell

Roswell

Santa Fe

Santa Fe

The Rio Grande, Albuquerque

The Rio Grande, Albuquerque

"Breaking Bad" Tour, Albuquerque

“Breaking Bad” Tour, Albuquerque

The El Rancho Hotel, Gallup

The El Rancho Hotel, Gallup

Tucumcari

Tucumcari

California

Palm Springs

Palm Springs

Christmas In The Rig

Christmas In The Rig

Christmas With Mary

Christmas With Mary in P.S.

Santa, Maria, Palm Springs

Santa, Maria, Palm Springs

Volunteering As A Docent

Volunteering As A Docent In P.S.

Drinks With Andy At The Parker P.S.

Drinks With Andy At The Parker P.S.

Meeting Patricia At The Riviera

Meeting Patricia At The Riviera

 Maitre D' Brian Melvyn's, P.S.

Maitre D’ Brian At Melvyn’s, P.S.

Sinatra's 100thnBday With Burt At Purple Palm

Sinatra’s 100th Bday With Burt At Purple Palm

Michael & Pat At Tonga Hut

Michael & Pat At Tonga Hut

Andy At Lord Fletcher's P.S.

Andy At Lord Fletcher’s P.S.

My Nephew & Fam In Marysville

My Nephew & Fam In Marysville

Sacramento

Sacramento

Mish & Scott In Sacramento

Mish & Scott In Sacramento

Algodones, Mexico

Margaritas With Pearl

Margaritas With Pearl

Baja, Mexico

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30 Years Together - My Other Mother, Maria

30 Years Together – My Other Mother, Maria

Mulege

Mulege

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Cabo

Cabo

Maria

Maria

Guerrero Negro

Guerrero Negro

Boojum Tree

Boojum Tree

Crossing The Tropic Of Cancer

Crossing The Tropic Of Cancer

Arizona

Williams

Williams

With Olive At The Grand Canyon

With Olive At The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon

Sedona

Sedona

Cottonwood

Cottonwood

Montezuma Castle

Montezuma Castle

La Posada Hotel, Winslow

La Posada Hotel, Winslow

Quartzite

Quartzite

London Bridge, Lake Havasu

London Bridge, Lake Havasu

Kingman

Kingman

Yuma

Yuma

Visiting Pearl In Yuma

Visiting Pearl In Yuma

Louisiana

The Great Monty Banks In New Orleans

The Great Monty Banks In New Orleans

NOLA

NOLA

The French Quarter, NOLA

The French Quarter, NOLA

New Orleans

New Orleans

A Classic - NOLA

A Classic – NOLA

Bourbon Street

Bourbon Street

Jazz Fest!

Jazz Fest!

Visiting Becky & Gil in Baton Rouge

Visiting Becky & Gil in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

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State Capitol, Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge

Mississippi

Vicksburg

Vicksburg

Adoption Day

Adoption Day

Tupelo

Tupelo

Tupelo

Tupelo

Decatur H.S. Reunion

Decatur H.S. Reunion

Visiting My Sis After 20+ Years

Visiting My Sis After 20+ Years

Kentucky

Lexington

Lexington

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

Kentucky Horse Park, Lexington

Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Lexington

Wild Side Winery, Lexington

Wild Side Winery, Lexington

Tennessee

A New Scarecrow

A New Scarecrow

Hurricane Mills

Hurricane Mills

Beale Street, Memphis

Beale Street, Memphis

Memphis

Memphis

Grinders Switch

Grinders Switch

Dollywood

Dollywood

The Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains

Cades Cove

Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains N.P.

Great Smoky Mountains N.P.

Alabama

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sloss Furnaces

Sloss Furnaces, B’ham

Chris Isaak At The Lyric

Chris Isaak At The Lyric, B’ham

Georgia

Savannah

Savannah

Savannah

Savannah

Mrs. Wilkes's, Savannah

Mrs. Wilkes’s, Savannah

Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah

Wormsloe Plantation, Savannah

South Carolina

Bowen Island

Bowen Island

Folly Beach

Folly Beach

Wadamalaw Island

Wadamalaw Island

Fort Sumter

Fort Sumter

Aiken Rhett House, Charleston

Aiken Rhett House, Charleston

Edmonston-Alston House, Charleston

Edmonston-Alston House, Charleston

Drayton Hall Plantation, Charleston

Drayton Hall Plantation, Charleston

Ravenell Bridge, Charleston

Ravenell Bridge, Charleston

Annmarie Visits - Haunted Old City Jail, Charleston

Annmarie Visits – Haunted Old City Jail, Charleston

Wisconsin

First Brandy Old Fashioned With Kathy

First Brandy Old Fashioned With Kathy

Chippewa Falls

Chippewa Falls

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

Lake Wissota

Lake Wissota

Dells Mill, Augusta

Dells Mill, Augusta

Talliesin, Spring Green

Talliesin, Spring Green

With Rick At Taliesin, Spring Green

With Rick At Taliesin, Spring Green

River Walk, Milwaukee

River Walk, Milwaukee

North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee

North Point Lighthouse, Milwaukee

Last Brandy Old Fashioneds

Last Old Fashioneds

Minnesota

RIP, Prince - Minneapolis

RIP, Prince – Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Minneapolis

Kathy At Lyndale Rose Garden, Minneapolis

Kathy At Lyndale Rose Garden, Minneapolis

Minnehaha Falls

Minnehaha Falls

Indiana

Indianapolis

Indianapolis

Canal Walk, Indianapolis

Canal Walk, Indianapolis

North Carolina

Seven Sisters Mountains, Black Mountain

Seven Sisters Mountains, Black Mountain

Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville

Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville

Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Cherokee

Cherokee

A preview for the next year: Little Rock; Shreveport; Austin; The Florida Keys for the holidays: Mardi Gras in Cajun Country; the Texas Gulf Coast; the Kentucky Derby; the Bourbon Trail; and New England. Hope to see you out there on the trail!

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