I started writing this post a week ago. I thought it would be a slam dunk. It would practically write itself, because I've made this trip on one level or another so many, many........., many times in the last several years.
But I got busy, like crazy busy, starting a new job, unloading all our stuff into 2 new storage units, assembling my leadman kit and figuring out how to get my new business up and running and profitable,(what is my new business again, anyway) and oh yeah we found a new apartment and are moving in a couple of weeks; have to get it done before we head off to our NYC winter vacation.
With that said.....
A blog made up of lots of pics from the road, Facebook updates and some narrative to tie together this madcap race across the country.
It took me hours on Thursday night to get out of LA.
I was beyond tired and by the time I broke free, I knew it would be dangerous to try to push on to where I had hoped to get to that night.
November 5 at 8:02pm · Pasadena, CA · Goodbye L.A. it's been real, a 45 year love hate relationship. Don't know when I'll see you again; looking at you in my rearview mirror oh City of Angels
November 5 at 9:05pm · San Dimas, CA · I am still in "LA" traffic
November 5 at 9:19pm · Upland, CA ·
Just hit San Bernadino, still in traffic
It's hard to see from the picture below, but for around 3 hours I was in stop an go traffic, quite stressful after three days of truck-loading and knowing I had 2200 miles of road in front of me and starting a new job on Monday.
November 6 at 11:04am · Good morning and goodbye Barstow; on the road again
Peter Taki Aslanidis You should make a collage of all the pictures of the trucks open back doors that you loaded. That should make for a very interesting wall
I have loaded thousands of trucks at this point in my life, something I never thought I'd say, but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
Here are some pics of various "loads" I've been responsible for over the years, most of these are personal or Burning Man related.
I got my start in the film business because I had been working for "Starving Students Moving" for awhile.
I don't have pictures from back in the day, because it was different then........
I decided to get off the interstate and check out the old road, Route 66. Once I realized how long this side trip to nostalgia was going to cost me time wise and how few points of interest I'd actually see or experience, I u-turned it and hoped back on the interstate. The 66 historic loop through Kingman was worth the detour though.
November 6 at 4:35pm · A quick break from the road
Jon Danniells at Roadkill Cafe Route 66.
November 6 at 4:48pm ·
Because the Black Cat Bar didn't have any thing but chips to eat
Jon Danniells at Sky City Casino & Hotel.
November 6 at 11:54pm · A nice end to a long day on the roads
Jon Danniells added 3 new photos.
November 7 at 9:30am · Albuquerque, NM · Up and out early before the sun; in full road warrior mode
Jon Danniells at Weck's.
November 7 at 9:45am · A hearty breakfast to fuel a long day to come
Jon Danniells added 2 new photos — at American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame.
November 7 at 3:57pm · Half-way home, so I decided to check it out; 1100 miles left to go
Jon Danniells at Texas/Oklahoma State Line.
November 7 at 5:40pm ·
One state closer to home
Jon Danniells at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Van Buren/ Ft Smith, AR Area.
November 8 at 12:42am ·
New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and into Arkansas, 780 miles; today was a very long day of driving
Jon Danniells added 2 new photos — at Arkansas & Oklahoma State Line (I-40).
November 8 at 7:55am ·
Up and off early, last leg 670 miles to go
November 8 at 8:46am · Clarksville, AR ·
I'll be traveling through 5 states today; guess which ones
Jon Danniells at Tennessee / Mississippi Border.
November 8 at 12:57pm ·
Didn't spend that long in Tennessee
November 8 at 1:42pm · Myrtle, MS ·
I'm officially quite ready for this road trip to be over and done; only 3 states and 300 miles left. And I start a new job tomorrow. Yikes
November 8 at 2:56pm ·
Alabama, you're the last state between me and home
November 8 at 7:13pm · Waco, GA ·
Finally back in Georgia
November 8 at 9:06pm · Atlanta, GA ·
2200 miles and 10 states later, and I'm back in Atlanta and after 5 years we once again have all of our "stuff" in one state, heck in one city even. We'll see how long that lasts.