California to Ohio and back: March 6-18, 2012

Week 1 Map:

TBD

Week 2 Map:

TBD

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DATE PLACES DESCRIPTION
May 6
San Jose, CA
Folsom, CA
Beating the Monday morning rush hour by leaving Sunday night
May 7
Folsom, CA
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Change of plan: Drove down to Bryce Canyon instead of into Wyoming/Nebraska
May 8
Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
Sterling, CO
Sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park
Grand Escalante National Monument
Capitol Reef National Park
Across Rocky Mountains in Colorado
May 9
Sterling, CO
Alliance, NE
Des Moines, IA
Another detour: "Carhenge" near Alliance
Drive following the Oregon Trail and across the Great Plains to Des Moines
May 10
Des Moines, IA
DSM
Iowa City, IA
Des Moines airport for a pick-up
Driving through the capital city to Iowa City
May 11
Iowa City, IA Attending the Med School graduation ceremony at University of Iowa
Poker night!
May 12
Iowa City, IA
Columbus, OH
Drive to Ohio
May 13
Columbus, OH "Family time" in Columbus
May 14
Columbus, OH "Family time" in Columbus
May 15
Columbus, OH
Dayton, OH
Chicago, IL
"Family time" in Columbus
"Family time" in Dayton
Drive to The Windy City after dinner
May 16
Chicago, IL
Mitchell, SD
Kadoka, SD
Brief stopover in Mitchell to photograph the Corn Palace from the outside
Drive to Kadoka, next to Badlands National Park
May 17
Kadoka, SD
Casper, WY
Rawlins, WY
Badlands National Park
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Crazy Horse Memorial
Devils Tower National Monument (hiked around the tower)
Looking for a hotel in Casper
Staying at a hotel in Rawlins
May 18
Rawlins, WY
San Jose, CA
Drive back hooome...


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