A morning of last minute packing, cleaning and socially distanced goodbyes.

Donner Pass

Quick stop to stretch.

Tesla Supercharger

A dog park with fake grass near the supercharger. Very handy!

Rye Patch Chevron & Truckstop

Gas is getting cheaper

Best Western Plus Gold Country Inn

And we got to our stopping point! We had some not insignificant rain showers in Nevada which was surprising.

Best Western Gold cCountry Inn was very pet friendly. Agent even found a rubber ball surprise under the bed.


On the road

Salt Flats Rest Area EB

Salt flares and charging stations

Tesla Supercharger

Charging at a very busy Tesla store. We had to wait in line for a charger. A first for me.

Lincoln Hwy, Coalville, UT 84017, USA

And suddenly it’s so green!

1756 Co Rd 217, Fort Bridger, WY 82933, USA

And we arrived for the evening at a little farmhouse.

And in the morning

Tesla Supercharger

Charging up

Sherman Summit Rest Area
South Platte Cabins & Kennels

A couple of little cabins behind some motels and next to South Platte River. The Tesla charger is also just across the dirt parking lot.

And along the trail from the cabins, a little hot and humid!


Now I feel like we r really moving East. The only people in Dunkin wearing masks were 2 others from CA.

I definitely miss not being able to eat in little restaurants along the way. I love discovering regional variations on food and chatting with people.

Here I did talk a bit with the franchise owner. He also lives in FL and said now that it was getting bad there he might stay up in Nebraska longer than usual.

I-80, Council Bluffs, IA 51501, USA

Not sure what this is. Perhaps just “art”

Agri-Symbol Park

Nebraska and Uowa seem filled with green farmland, mostly corn I guess and soybean

US-6, Anita, IA 50020, USA

Clearly the economics of wind turbines work out. U gave to zoom in on the last photo to c all of them.

Best Western Pioneer Inn & Suites

Settled for the evening. Feeling very summery with humid rain this afternoon

I am bummed we can stop in my birthplace, great city of Chicago. But who knows what we could even do there right now. So instead I started listening to Michelle Obama’s book Becoming which starts with stories of her growing up on the south side.

Baseball Field

Google sent me off the highway to avoid traffic and have me the chance to watch a ballgame while waiting for a very, very long train to go by. The green weediness definitely reminds me of summer days playing in Chicago.

I-90, West Unity, OH 43570, USA
Best Western Port Clinton

Our last evening in the road...but a 9 hr drive day ahead.

Didn’t go into to eat but fond memories of seeing him on road trips growing up.

2565 Wilson Rd, Hermitage, PA 16148, USA

At the border of OH and PA. Always a little thrilling to see this name.

Z. H. Confair Memorial Hwy, Emlenton, PA 16373, USA

This hills of Pennsylvania a little northeast off Pittsburgh, where much of my family is from.

101 Spring Brae, Bellefonte, PA 16823, USA

The car definitely charges faster when there \240are not other cars. These stops r generally near large grocery stores so good for restroom and food breaks

I-287, Haskell, NJ 07420, USA

Thought I should include one picture from New Jersey.

Rippowam Cisqua School

And we landed! A house on David’s school campus we can stay in until we find our own.