ATLANTA TO SEATTLE ROAD TRIP – DAY 9: Revisiting Oregon

In the morning, there was a knock at the door around 7am. It was the owner of the lodge. He pointed at a car in the parking lot and asked us, if it was ours. In half opened eyes we said “yes that silver car is ours”. He informed us that the trunk of our…

ATLANTA TO SEATTLE ROAD TRIP – Day 8: Driving Through Snow Storm

At the Super 8 motel in Bishop, CA we were about 80 miles away from Yosemite National Park through US 395 north. I looked up on the internet for the open/ close road conditions to enter the Yosemite Valley. On US 395 north the nearest entry to Yosemite was through Tioga Pass Road. On the National Park…

ATLANTA TO SEATTLE ROAD TRIP – Day 7: Almost dead in Death Valley

It was a lethargic morning at Super 8 motel room. We woke up at 8am and slowly got ready to have our light breakfast at the motel itself just before they closed the breakfast bar at 10am. Our goal of the day was to reach and experience Badwater Basin (lowest point in North America), which is located…

ATLANTA TO SEATTLE ROAD TRIP – Day 6: Challenging Hike at Grand Canyon

Good morning Grand Canyon! After sleeping at 11pm last night in our car on the rear seat and a foldable mattress, we woke up around 4am in the morning. All the car window panes were covered with fog. We quickly thought of getting out and get ready for watching sunrise and our hike for the day….

ATLANTA TO SEATTLE ROAD TRIP – DAY 5: Spectacular & Serene – Petrified Forest

With our hearts filled with love for New Mexico, we moved forward in our road trip towards Northern Arizona. Our first stop was Petrified Forest National Park. The north entrance to the park was just off the I-40 on exit 311. The park had 28 miles of paved road that offers overlooks with vistas of Painted…

Atlanta to Seattle Road Trip – Day 4: The Land of Enchantment – New Mexico (Part 2)

We were now in Santa Fe Downtown. It was Sunday. Everything was again about to close at 5pm. We were late and had about 50 minutes to tour the city. We began our walk with the Oldest Church in the USA – yes the oldest church known as San Miguel Chapel is located on Old Santa…