Journey of late SUMMER through yellowstone national park.

Road Trip America - A Series

It was mid-summer when I get the call from my childhood friend. In a matter of a few weeks, he was planning to take a road trip out to Tennesse from Northern California. Along the way, he said he was going to make a few stops like Glacier, Yellowstone and the famed Tetons, he wondered if it’d be interested in coming along. Well, it didn’t take but a few minutes of discussing schedules with my wife, getting the approval and jumping on the phone to make this epic road trip of a lifetime a true reality. By mid-August, we were on the road, but not without some trouble to get things started. While in Eastern Oregon that same evening, after a full day of being on the road, I got the frantic call about an out-of-control wildfire just miles from our home. With that, an immediate and mandatory evacuation of our home in the foothills of Northern California. Well over 9 hours away, I knew there wasn’t much I could possibly do but to be of some mental support over the coming days as my buddy and I were well on our way to Tennesse taking the most scenic route possible. 

Jump ahead 4 days and we’re touring one of the most beautiful National Parks in the United States, one that resembles that beauty and rawness of it’s fellow sister of granite and stone, Yosemite National Park. 

Join me in the coming weeks ahead as I go through our adventures of 15+ states and over 2,000 road miles with a few stops along the way and memories to last a lifetime, along with the bitter realities of being home away from home when disaster strikes and your body fails you.