In the summer of 2015 I took a road trip across the United States with my dad. We spent 11 days on the road, traveling east to west from Baltimore to Yosemite and many places in between. I experienced a lot of new places, saw a beautiful cross section of the country, and I got to spend some time with my dad which was something I'd been wanting to do. The last time I drove across country with him was in 1995. It was nice to be back on the road again...
We had a rough outline of where we wanted to go, and the goal was to see new things and take pictures. We both had a few cameras each. I shot mainly on film, I think I ended up shooting about 45 rolls of film by the end of the trip. I'm really happy with how they came out, though it's taken about six months to scan and edit all of them.
We started out going southwest from Baltimore, MD to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
On the way we came across a decaying town named Cairo, IL. About 90% of the town was abandoned or boarded up...
We arrived in Kentucky and took the walking tour through Mammoth Cave. A beautiful place with a ton of passageways and guided tours, it was a great first stop.
We left Kentucky and drove to Springfield, MO, linking up with Old Route 66, to start our next leg of the journey. We stayed in the Best Western Route 66 Rail Haven Motel, themed with classic cars and vintage signs.
We spent the next day traveling down Route 66, through Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, and into Texas.