A few years ago the company I work for announced that on your 5 year workaversary you would get to take a sabbatical. Needless to say I was stoked. I was still about a year away from 5 years, but I begain thinking about all the cool things I could do. Travel the world, stay inside for 4 weeks and play video games, or even get a dog and travel around the US.
I decided that traveling the US was a better use of my time. So I began planning a mega RV trip. I started from San Diego, CA and headed up to Salt Lake City, UT.
I only stayed 1 day in Salt Lake City, but it was a great day. I'll be back to spend some more time and explore the city.
After Salt Lake City I kept heading north on I-15 to Boseman, MT. I've always wanted to see Yellowstone, and I have friends in Boseman, so it was the best place to stop and explore.
I spent a full day driving around Northern Yellowstone. That weekend they opened the Beartooth Highway. So I spent the day and drove it. It's a long drive but 100% worth it.
After spending nearly a full week in Boseman I headed east across North Dakota to Minnesota. I spent a couple days in Crookston parked in my Grandmas driveway.
After a few great days off the road & not in a campground it was time to hit it.
I headed into Wisconsin, but didn't stay long.
After an utter disaster of a campground in South West Wisconsin I pushed through to Chicago, catching the end of rush hour.
I didn't take any photos as I crossed Ohio. I spent a few needed days off the road in New York, right on the shore of Lake Erie (no photos). I continued my treck to the northeast and crossed into Vermont.
Next up was a 2 day break in Maine. I got a TON of question about the truck. I guess they don't see a ton of vehicles with Texas plates that far North.
From Maine I drove direct all the way to Annapolis, MD by far my longest travel day of the entire road trip.
Also managed to hit NYC at 4pm. I do not advise...
But I had a appointment to listen to Take Me Home Country Roads while I crossed into West Virgina. I'm proud to report, mission accomplished.
After West Virgina I headed to North Carolina for an oil change then down to Alabama where I met up with a friend, ate some good BBQ and explored some land he's prepping to build a house on.
I'm not gonna lie, by this point Sterling and I were both "over it." The original plan was to end up in Cape Canaveral for a SpaceX launch. But I put off booking a campground, so by the time I got around to looking anything decent and close was full.
After a full 8000 miles in 42 days, we arrived at the campground in Oklahoma where I am currently.
It was a phenominal trip! I'm so grateful to have such a generous boss that lets me take such a big chunk of time off to go exploring this great country.