It’s finally time…

In a little more than a week, we’ll begin our cross-country drive, heading back west. If you were a part of the adventure this direction, you’ll notice we’re taking a totally different route, and going to a totally different spot on the west coast! Life… it’s funny how unexpected she can be. This return drive was supposed to happen last year, only a couple of months after the trip east. That was ten months ago.

(If you missed out on the California to South Carolina trip last time, you can still see the community edited map, and the best way to see all the photos is to start with trip wrap-up.)

As with the last trip, I’ve made a Google map that’s publicly editable. If you live along this route and want to say hello, let me know! If you know an amazing eatery, a photographic can’t-miss, or any other site to behold, please add it to the map or drop a comment below. The last trip was 100x more amazing that it would have been, all because of you. I met many of you along the way, had some amazing meals, saw sites I’d have otherwise missed, and most importantly, made some fantastic new friends.

The route

Since our destination is southern Oregon, we’re taking a more northerly route than the trip out. This won’t be quite the leisurely, photo-centric drive that the last one was. We don’t have as much time, and while I don’t want to make this trip all about the destination, we won’t be taking the long way there. Our planned route and stopping points (which is totally flexible except Nashville and St. Louis, where we’re visiting friends) include: Anderson, SC to Nashville, TN to St. Louis, MO to Omaha, NE to Cheyenne, WY to Salt Lake City, UT to Winnemucca, NV to Medford, OR.

If you’re asking yourself “why” for some of these latter cities… heck I dunno, they fell on the map after a reasonable amount of driving. Got a better suggestion?

(map closed 2011-06-15)

To edit the map, just click on the “view larger” link above, and once you’re logged into your Google account, any location, restaurant, etc. you look at will have a “Save to map” option. Just click that, and select our map, “Joseph & Alenka; SC to OR” and save it to it!

To add a location to our map, simply select it and click “Save to Map”, then choose our map, “Joseph & Alenka; SC to OR”. Thanks!

The rest of the details

We’ll make ‘em up as we go, really… ;-)