October 9, 2019

A trip around the country

by OffGridTrailers in Customer Adventures

Keep up to my adventures as I take an 8000 mile trip across the country!

First stop I camped in Yosemite NP, Parked here this morning for a early morning hike up to half dome. Heading to salt lake tomorrow to visit a friend, then to the tetons and Yellowstone.

Beautiful drive, taking a back way to the Tetons

Last night’s camp along the snake river.

Good morning Grand Teton National Park.

Left snake river this morning, now in the park. Scary moment crossing a bridge with ice.

Home sweet home in the Teton National Park. Spent some time kayaking on Jackson Lake …balmy 40 degrees.

 

Leaving the Yellowstone Park before the crowds. A few more random photos.
Heading east from here and staying south. Another storm is expected on Wednesday.

   

Break time. Cheers 🍺So many fantastic people I’ve met so far.

October 8th, getting a history lesson today.

Update on travel, the weather is not letting me go any further north. The storm finally caught me but I did manage to hit 5 national parks in 8 days!
Heading south tomorrow then cutting across to the east coast below Chicago. Hopefully ending up at Niagra falls by Saturday.

Traveling the 8 in the upper peninsula is like traveling through a postcard. Getting better by the mile! Amazing!

Still in the national forest, ready to launch kayak at camp. When your camp is on a lake in the upper peninsula!= Priceless 🚣‍♂️❣ @Lake Gordon

 

 

Steak night.🍽

Good bye UP…its been fun. Heading southbound!

 

Heading south. Then across to Canada tomorrow to Lake Michigan

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Angry lake today. May as well be a ocean.

Touchdown! Family time ! 4100 miles done! From uggs in the tetons, to tevas and shorts in NY. Beautiful day!
I grew up here and have never been on this lake. Just took 60 yrs.🚣‍♂️😃@Orange Lake, New York

Of course I had to swing by the house I grew up in. Everything has shrunk since I was a kid.
That tree in front was just a little one 60 years ago.

Sister bonding walk time at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park! Totally worth driving 4400 miles for this haircut! Thank you, Kimberly ! It’s been 27+ years since we have seen each other.

   

Nor easter just hit. Lots of rain. (Better then snow), will continue tomorrow to Asheville NC to visit brother. Beer time!🍺🍺

Just crossed into Virginia,
I think I will like this state. 🤣

Woke up  feeling blessed. Feeling so happy today with all your birthday wishes, its friends like you that make life amazing!
My 50’s were amazing and looking forward spending my 60″s with plenty more adventures.
Thank you everyone! You’re the BEST!  5009 miles so far.

When the sun dosnt come up till after 7am, what do you do? Kayake with a flashlight in the fog. Where is everyone?🚣‍♂️🚣‍♂️@Knoxville, Tennessee.

Mountain dew anyone? Who knew it started in Tennessee and has it’s own museum?

Keep on rowing!

is feeling better at Dale Hollow Lake. Got this little guy off the road.

Making new friends at Northfield Vineyards.

Fun times with my friends in Tennessee. Upper left hand corner ,hand is a ghost. ☻

 

Today’s travel, drove in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and finished in Mississippi.

Nice spot to camp at Lake Tom Bailey. Only one here. 22 a night with electricity and water. Got my senior discount 🤣 Good morning Mississippi!

feeling motivated. 6000 Miles!

Let the party begin! feeling festive in Bourbon Street New Orleans, Louisiana. 

     

Houston, we have a problem. 😎feeling cool at NASA’s Johnson Space

       

Calling it a day. Houston space center was worth dealing with the traffic and city. San Antonio exploring tomorrow.

Right smack in the middle of downtown! The Alamo San Antonio, TX, United States

 

Walking distance from the Alamo. All the shops are closed! Wake up San Antonio! Half the day is gone!

     

Fell way short of El Paso due to playing tourist in San Antonio. (And trying to run out of fuel) Tomorrow is a 8.5 hour drive to Tucson, then Phoenix on Tues, home on Wednesday or Thursday. Did you know Iran TX has the only gas in over 50 miles? And it’s still under 3 bucks.

Finally out of Texas and Phoenix bound tomorrow!

Who knew there are big lakes in Arizona! Fun times @ Canyon Lake Marina and Campground.

Back in California  8000 miles and counting

TOUCHDOWN!
Home sweet home.

Okay for all the you number geeks. This is what it takes to do a epic road trip !

30 days

Miles : 8,261.8
GAS:
70 stops at gas station
688.3 Gallons of regular gas
$1,935.95 of gas
Average 12 MPG
Highest gas price 4.99 (california, where else)
Lowest gas price 1.89 (TX)
Drove through 24 states
3 hotel rooms

Would I do it again?… You bet your ASS I would !

– Skip

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