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Drive By Cross Country

22nd August 2016

From the Midwest to the West at 75 mph

It’s a long way from Grand Rapids, Michigan to the western USA and when you’re driving there’s an awful lot of space between here and there. For those of us who enjoy traveling, there are many familiar sites along the amazing interstate highway system that connects the great expanses of our country.

My journeys are accompanied by a camera or two. These cameras usually stay packed until we reach our final destination. However, I have a nice little point-and-shoot which sits on the dashboard – waiting for me to grab it to capture “stuff” as we pass by at highway speeds. Below is an abbreviated scrapbook that shows you some of that stuff that we saw along the highway as we made our way from Michigan to California. Excuse me if some of the photos are 75mph blurry.


the rolling farmlands of Illinois

the paths between rows in Iowa are irrigation ditches

colorful clouds as the day nears sunset

huge irrigators watering corn

rolls of hay in Nebraska fields

gigantic stockyard in Ogalalla, Nebraska

Lincoln statue near Laramie, Wyoming

oil refinery in Sinclair, Wyoming

solitary monuments near Green River, Wyoming

steep upgrade ahead in western Wyoming

skyline of downtown Salt Lake City

salt processing factory near Grant, Utah

Tree of Utah sculpture

production company filming at Bonneville Salt Flats

mountains leaving western Utah

mighty diesels pulling freight at Battle Mountain, Nevada

hillside letter at Carlin, Nevada

work train near Lovelock, Nevada

weather approaching Reno at sunset

Lake Tenaya in Yosemite Nat’l Park – driving much slower!



the compact Canon SX710

it’s small but capable of recording excellent images



I hope you enjoyed our most recent cross-country adventure in these few photographs courtesy of my handy Canon SX710 camera.

Written by: Arnie Lee



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