22 January 2012

Vanishing Point

1st photograph: Sausalito, CA.
2nd photograph: San Francisco, CA.
June 2009.

That guitar theme from "Vanishing Point" is one beautiful tune...

Even though I'm still planning a trip around southern Scandinavia and - in case the friend who wants to come with won't be available - a visit to Israel, I'm already looking ahead to what's coming next. 
It's already been two and a half years since my last visit to the United States, and on account of several invitations to stay at people's places, I couldn't help but think about possible routes. Route 66 - the whole length of it, of course! - is tempting. A coast-to-coast trip would be another option.
I've been to 24 States so far, some of them several times: Idaho, Montana, Washington, Wyoming in 2003; Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, D.C., Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia in 2007; Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, North Carolina and again New Jersey and New York in 2009. You see, the whole Mid West is still a blank spot on my personal map. 
What has always surprised me is that most Americans that I've spoken to have seen less of their own country than I have. 
Anyway, what I'm thinking about is renting a Dodge Charger for ten days and just getting out on the road, into the great wide open, driving all day listening to Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles and the Grateful Dead.
Tell me, doesn't that sound nice?


windy said...

Sounds a wonderful idea, Dominic. I've always fancied a 'Highway 61' road trip.

Love the composition on photo 1 :-)

Dominic Doherty said...

Highway 61... yeah! There's a lot of long-distance highways / routes in the U.S. - a lot of them across the country or several States at least. Many of them would make a great trip.


Jenny Woolf said...

That sounds lovely. Somewhere sunny is best. Desert. Mmm....

Dominic Doherty said...

Oh yes, I love the desert. It's just so different from what I'm used to. :-)

joo said...

Sounds great!!! I've never been to States and really would love to go one day, but you know as a Polish I need visa!
Anyway, have a nice week ahead!

Dominic Doherty said...

Thanks very much, have a nice week too!
You really have to visit the States, the country is blessed with some of the most beautiful places on earth.
I think I'm going to need a visa to travel to Israel... thanks for reminding me - I'll have to look that up!