America is quite the country! During my drive across the country I passed through deserts, mountains, hills, forests, farmland and petrified wood forests. This country is so diverse from a geological standpoint.
I never quite felt like a tourist in my own country until this trip. I was running around with my camera like a crazy lady!
1) Petrified National Forest, AZ
2) El Patio Restaurant in the Brick Light District - Alberquerque, NM
3) Junction Bridge Little Rock, AR
4) MLK Assasination Locale - Memphis, TN
When I moved from NYC to LA I shipped my stuff and took a flight across the country. But this time I decided to save a little money and drive. So I packed my little Honda Fit and headed east!
The first stop was Phoenix, Arizona. Along the way I experienced driving through miles and miles of desert land. I was in awe of the sand storms and mountains shaped like melted snow cones. I also felt like I was in an episode of Breaking Bad minus the meth.
As I stopped at each rest stop I realized how diverse our country is. In the middle of the desert I saw people from various cultures and races who were traveling. Traveling to see loved ones, to college, or like me, to a new place to call home.
I also noticed when people travel they seem more open to conversation. I suppose traveling allows each of us to relax, relate and restore the humanity in all of us.
Next stop - Amarillo, Texas....