We are dedicating the year 2012 as the year of I-70. The plan is to explore the entire almost 2200 miles of Interstate 70, in a number of trips.
Ever since the Maryland Highway Administration placed a sign close to the start of westbound I-70 with the tantalizing text Columbus 420 — St Louis 845 — Denver 1700 — Cove Fort 2200 we have been wanting to go to the other end of this Interstate. Over the winter we decided that this year is going to be the year. We will be reading books about I-70, but also about places and events surrounding it. We expect to make several I-70 related day trips, a one-week vacation in the spring to explore the first part (Pennsylvania through Ohio), and finally “the big one,” where we will be spending most of the month of September along the I-70.
Just like we did with our 2007 trip around the United States we are creating a website were we will be blogging about our progress and our impressions. Links to our respective diaries are at the top.
We are also planning to write “essays” about what we discover and experience. These essays will a little bit more in-depth than the diary entries and include references to additional information.
We hope that our friends will again join us on this adventure, and maybe we will all learn a little bit about America...
Map of Photos
The map below shows all the places where I've taken photos from September 4 through 22. Not all photos are posted on this site; many are only in my private photo archive. But the map still gives are reasonable idea of this trip....