After I graduated High School in
2001 my buddy Steve and I decided to try something new. We were going to
take a road trip to New York City, at least that was our goal. We saved
up just enough money for gas and food and maybe a little extra and planned to
be gone for at least a month. We made up a sort of map that would help
us get there, but the condition of the trip is that we didn't have to be
anywhere at any time we were just going to drive. We slept in Steve's
truck that we parked in hotel parking lots. Then in the morning we would
wake up, venture into the hotel lobby and enjoy a complementary breakfast.
Afterward we would take a swim in the hotel pool then be on our way.
This went on for about 9 days until we reached Colorado. In Colorado I
accidentally crashed the truck. Steve wasn't mad at me though, we were
just both a little bummed that the trip had to end. I gave Steve the
rest of the money that we had saved up and we headed back to California.
In order to get back to California though, we had to literally twisty tie the
front of the truck together. We got pulled over in every state we passed
threw except New Mexico on the way home, but other than that the trip was
In retrospect both me and Steve
agree that we wouldn't change anything about the trip, not even the crash.
During the trip we learned how to live on canned food, turkey jerky, bottled
water, and fruit alone. I had probably never eaten so healthy. We got to see
the Grand Canyon, the four Corners and some of the most beautiful dessert
landscape imaginable. Also had we not got stopped in Colorado we could
very well have been in New York city on September 9th 2001. So we have
to count our blessing and realize it was the perfect trip.
The Four Corners
On the Edge
Out The Window
Me and Steve write smack dab in the middle of nowhere.
We stopped here to get new tires, I don't remember why Steve was holding up his fingers, but I'm sure it was for a good reason.
This is just us trying to keep clean in one of our many hotel stops.
This Picture includes the cracks in the windshield that were probably from something flying forward during the crash, but could have been from Steve's head.
We were standing on the Edge of the Grand Canyon.
New Mexico was the only state that we didn't get pulled over in as we were headed back to California after the crash in Colorado.
I was sitting on the door hanging out the window as Steve was driving. Steve stuck the Camera out his window and over the roof and strictly out of luck cought this wondeful image.
This is a rock that we passed
Steve took this picture as we were driving.
This was just a simple, beautiful sunset in the dessert.
After we crashed in Colorado we had this picture taken for memory perposes
This is just a simple picture taken out the window as we passed one of the many senic views in the dessert.