An American Roadtrip


Father-daughter road trip across America – Seattle, Washington to Mt. Zion, Illinois, October 2015.


Day One

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015. Seattle, Washington to Boise, Idaho.

Highway 90 through the Cascade Mountians

Selah Cliffs formed 12-million years ago from the longest known lava flow on earth – from west-central Idaho to the Pacific Ocean.

Selah Creek Bridge. 1971 winner of the “excellence in the use of concrete” award.

Highway 82 to Oregon


Pendleton, Oregon


Oregon’s Scenic Highway 84


Day Two

Sunday, October 4th, 2015. Headed into Utah from Boise, Idaho.


Salt Lake City – The crossroads of the West

The Spiral Jetty, the central work of American sculptor Robert Smithson constructed in 1970 of the mud, salt crystals, and basalt rocks found in the area.


A good Airbnb find


Day Three

Monday, October 5th, 2015. Salt Lake City to Cortez, Colorado.

Arches National Park, Moab Desert


Day Four

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015. Cortez, Colorado to Colorado Springs.

Mesa Verde National Park

The Rocky Mountains


Day Five

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015. Colorado Springs to Kansas City, Missouri.

Manitou Incline


Day Six

Thursday, October 8th, 2015. Kansas City, Missouri to Mt. Zion, Illinois.

Tom Sawyer's fence in Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain's hometown

Mt. Zion, Illinois

Listening to The Eagles | Take it Easy | 1972, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers | An American Girl | 1976

photographyAnnette Rotz