Great American Road Trip – the long way home

For those of you who missed it the first time, here’s the conclusion to our Great American Road Trip, from Virginia to New York, through Chicago, across the heartland and home again to Seattle. Hope you enjoy the ride!

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

So this is it.  Come along for the final installment of a four part series on our Great American Road Trip.

After 21 days on the road we were just past the half way point of our epic journey across the USA which started in Seattle, took us through the heartland and up the Blue Ridge Parkway into Virginia, Pennsylvania, and  New York  and back home again. We were now in Virginia, birth place of these United States of America and home to many historic sites including Jefferson’s classic home Monticello.

And Colonial Williamsburg, the restored capital of colonial Virginia where men and women of the American revolution lived.

After leaving Virginia we headed north into Pennsylvania’s gentle and fertile farm country where we stopped at the York Harley Davidson factory and shopped in the Amish town of Bird in Hand while looking out for horse and buggy.  (Yes, we…

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8 Comments on “Great American Road Trip – the long way home

  1. I did enjoy this again, but I was left thinking that Jefferson had a rather big house, for someone who was 21 years-old at the time. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Thanks for reading again Pete! It was fun touring Monticello. It was full of his inventions and the gardens were amazing too. He really was a genius I think.

  2. Wow you got some great photos! I can’t imagine being away from home that long but it does look like fun! My great-aunt Jennie was born in a sod house in Minnesota so I especially liked the sod house pictures!

    • Thank you so much! It was a great adventure and it was especially fun to see the heartland of the country, since I had already seen most of the edges! 🙂

  3. This reminded me of driving that route going east in 1963 with my mom and three siblings. We especially loved Wall Drug and seeing the prairie dogs.

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