As we came to the end of our travels in Asia, we weren’t ready to go home yet.  We booked a rental car for 4 weeks, which we ultimately extended to 6 weeks to drive from Seattle back to Boston.  Our route changed multiple times along the way.  We planned to take a northern route through Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Minnesota.  But thanks to cold temperatures and a southeast Asian wardrobe, we took our route further south. 




Favorites in Bold


cascades, washington

  • Scenic drives along I-90 and Route 2
  • Afternoon in Leavenworth
  • Yakama Nation Indian Reservation
  • See our post from the Cascades

Seattle, washington

  • Gas Works Park
  • Run around Green Lake
  • Ferry Ride to Bainbridge - with the car!
  • Wine Tasting in Bainbridge
  • Chihuly Glass Garden
  • Kerry Park
  • Poulsbo and Waterside Walk
  • Washington University
  • Exploring Fremont
  • Troll Under the Bridge
  • See our post from Seattle

portland, oregon

  • Powell's City of Books - for 6 hours!
  • Visit to McMenamin's The Baghdad Theatre for Disney's "Made in China"
  • Curious Comedy Theatre for local amateur comedy show
  • International Rose Test Garden
  • Pearl District
  • Wine Hangout and Story-Time Reading with our Airbnb Hosts and their kids
  • World's Smallest Park
  • "Keep Portland Weird" Sign
  • See our post from Portland

boise, idaho

  • Biking along the Boise River Greenbelt
  • Boise State University
  • Julia Davis Park
  • Hike around Military Ridge
  • Dinner downtown
  • Working out in the backyard
  • See our post from Boise



Utah National Parks

  • Tower Arch
  • Navajo Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon
  • Angel's Landing in Zion
  • East Rim Trail to Observation Point in Zion
  • Short hike in Canyonlands National Park
  • Drive through Capital Reef National Park
  • See our post from the Mighty 5 National Parks

Salt Lake City, utah


Amarillo, texas

Santa Fe, new mexico

  • Downtown and Plaza
  • Santa Fe History Museum
  • Loretta Chapel Miraculous Stairs
  • Wheelwright Museum of American Indian
  • Palace of Governors
  • Georgia O'Keefe Museum
  • See our post from Santa Fe


Kansas City, kansas

  • NASCAR Race at Kansas Speedway
  • Repeat lunch at the Mixx (the yummiest salad shop in the world!)
  • Run through Loose Park
  • See our post from Kansas City

Oklahoma City, oklahoma


Memphis, tennessee

  • World Championship BBQ Cooking Contest and Ms. Piggy Idol
  • Live music at Blues Hall Juke Jointd
  • Beale Street
  • National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel
  • Evening stroll along the Mississippi River at Tom Lee Park
  • See our post from Memphis

Hot Springs, arkansas


Detroit, michigan

  • Driving to Abandoned Buildings
  • Packard Plant
  • Herman Kiefer Hospital
  • Michigan Opera Theatre for “Cyrano”
  • Brunch with Airbnb Hosts' church choir
  • See our post from Detroit

Louisville, kentucky


Amish Country, pennsylvania

  • Morning chores with our Airbnb Host. Including goats, chickens, pigs, etc
  • Buggy ride through Narvon streets
  • Dinner at Tomato Pie Cafe
  • Shopping in Intercourse
  • American Military Edged Weaponry Museum
  • See our post from Amish Country



    Our US Road Trip was our last stop on our journey. Where did we start?