Photos from the North American Road Trip

I’ve finally gone through and sorted all of my photographs and videos from the North American Road Trip. I’m going to upload them all here. Notes I am not going to upload any panorama photos or video clips. There are duplicates below. I already posted some of these photographs in previous blog entries. I am not going to include any Read More …

Welcome to the Freak Show

During my trip, I felt undeserving of the title “crust punk” or “gutter punk” because I had a cushy truck with air conditioning. I was living a more comfortable life than the other punks I had met. But now that the trip is over and I’ve settled into my new temporary living conditions, I think I have earned the title. Read More …

Summaries of Days 34 & 35, and Beyond – Epilogue & Analysis

Note: Sorry this one got posted so late. I think it took five days for me to get around to this one. The trip is now officially over. I returned to Green Bay yesterday (Monday, August 8 – it might be a few days before I have enough data signal to get this uploaded). I am now in Nicolet National Read More …

Summaries of Days 32 and 33 – Crust Life

Route 66 paid off with some great ghost towns and crust punk havens. And right now, I’m in downtown St. Louis right now. But there are no haunters, creeps, or black-clad punks hanging around. Nor is there an HAAS banner hanging on the Convention Center. Is it possible I arrived a little early for TransWorld 2018? Route Updates Friday / Read More …

Summaries of Days 29-31 – Route 66

Route Updates Tuesday / Day 29: Fort Stockton, Big Bend National Park, Alpine, El Paso, Las Cruces, Dragoon Wednesday / Day 30: Dragoon, The Thing, Tucson, Wellton, Yuma, Slab City, San Diego, SD Navy Yard, Del Mar Dog Beach, Los Angeles, Barstow Thursday / Day 31: Calico, Mojave Desert, Oatman, Kingman, Flagstaff, Canyon Diablo Bridge, Meteor Crater, Gallup, Cibola National Read More …

Summaries of Days 27-28 – Hiding Out in Texas

Yesterday was a rough day. Emotionally, I realized that my trip is nearing its end and I’m not quite prepared for the final days and the days that will follow. Physically, I drove for about 14 hours on very little sleep, battling a headache, and a sick stomach. I usually try to stay in a motel only once a week Read More …

Summaries of Days 24-26 – Blame It on the Rain

After near drought conditions for the first three weeks of my trip, I’ve been blessed with three consecutive days of rain and cooler weather. Route Updates Thursday / Day 24: Flagstaff, Williams, Grand Canyon National Park, Marble Canyon, Zion National Park, Dixie National Forest Friday / Day 25: Dixie National Forest, Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Read More …

Summaries of Days 19-23 – Into the Desert

Over the past several days, I’ve been working my way down California and into the desert segment of my itinerary, where I will be spending the majority of the remainder of this trip. Route Updates Saturday / Day 19: Redwood National Park, Black Rock Desert / Burning Man Playa, Reno, Carson City, Lake Tahoe, Echo Lake Sunday / Day 20: Read More …

Summaries of Days 15-18 – Nature, the Sculptor

The longer I remain out here, the more I feel as one with Nature. Route Updates Day 15: Hoh Rainforest, a beach cove near the Pacific Ocean, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens Day 16: Mt. St. Helens, Portland Day 17: Portland, Mt. Hood National Forest Day 18: Mt. Hood, Crater Lake National Park, Redwood National Park The Travel Trailer Solution Read More …