Thursday, December 31, 2015

Road Trips around the U.S

Grand Canyon, Arizona
There are different ways of traveling. Most people fly to their vacation destination, but you can also drive, take the train or bus, or even bicycle. If you like to travel, find the way and just do it! The Journey is as important as the destination.  Earthling’s Captain’s favorite way to travel is to do it with his own medium. The harder it is to get to a destination, the more valuable and beautiful it becomes once you get there!
During the time off from sailing/cruising on Earthling, he got the chance to travel around the U.S for work and pleasure. When his parents visited the U.S, a motorhome was acquired and they got to drive in 25 states from Chicago west to California and South to Florida and up the East Coast to Pennsylvania and back to Illinois. The RV crew got to see lots of beautiful nature. A distance of 7750 miles was traveled which left memories of a lifetime.

Additionally, Earthling’s captain has also been a semi truck driver for the last year. In 2015, he drove over 120,000 miles around the U.S from Illinois to Washington, across the country to Massachusetts, down to Florida and up and down and east and west several times.

The winter months of 2015 were brutal and driving a 40-ton 18wheeler could be quite frightening. One late cold February evening in upstate New York a snowstorm was predicted to come through. It was only two hours left to the destination in Buffalo and the goal was to make it there before the storm. But the universe wanted to keep this truck driver on his toes, so the snow started coming down heavily, followed by strong winds strengthened by Lake Erie. The ground soon was covered in white with a visibility of less than 50 yards! The driver was trying to follow the tracks of two cars in front! There was no way to stop or pull over. In very little time there was so much snow that if the truck stopped, it would be stuck and not able to take off again. And soon there is a parade of cars following the semi. The truck was going 15mph for 40 minutes, which seemed so much longer. The windshield vipers were frozen and wouldn’t clean the windshield. As the driver is struggling to see the tracks of two other cars in front, it appears that one car has slipped in the dish. Now there is one track to follow and soon the other car is out of the game in the dish. There were more cars and truck on the side of the road than on the road. I’m so lucky and thankful to come out of this storm safe, which was the scariest moment in the trucking journeys.

One of the purposes in life is to see and experience this dimensional world that we exist in. There is more beauty in nature around the globe than we can imagine. Everything is worth to see, even the worst place on the planet is worth a visit at least once. If you like it, you go back, if not, at least you’ve seen it once! If I could do it, you can do it! There is a way for each of us!

Here are some pictures of the amazing moments and views in 2015.
Earthling will soon set sail for a short trip in the Caribbean sea.
Thanks for following and Happy New Years

Buffalo in Black Hills National Forest, South Dakota
Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Cache National Forest, Utah
Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada
Lake Mead, Nevada
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
Main strip Las Vegas, Nevada
Venetian, Las Vegas

Hotel Aria, Las Vegas

Pacific Ocean, California

Pacific Drive, California

La Jolla, San Diego, California

Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon, Arizona
Grand Canyon, Arizona
New Mexico
New Mexico
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana
Cotton Field, Mississippi
Panhandle Florida
Panhandle Florida
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Earthling time on the Inter coastal
Gulf Of Mexico
St. Augustine, Florida

Gatlinburg, Tennesse

West Virginia

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Trucking in Oregon

Trucking in Montana
Salt Lake City, Utah
Peace on Earth
Trucking in Long Island, New York
Trucking in Seattle, WA

Over the road in Idaha