Blog-Bud Darryl has a recommendation for vacation travelers today, which essentially sez: "Get off them Interstates!" I commented to the effect that I couldn't possibly agree more, given my modus operandi during ECMdP's coast-to-coast and border-to-border tour was ALL two-lane blacktop unless I had no other choice (see: crossing Utah and Nevada). There were numerous bennies to this approach, including some (ahem) rather impressive windshield shots. Like these (excerpted from an old post):
I have a rather extensive collection of windshield shots and assembled more than a few into collages that I mailed to friends during my coast-to-coast and border-to-border odyssey back at the turn of the century. Sooo... since I'm lacking in motivation today, herewith are a few of those collages. It's oh-so-easy to dip into the archives when all else fails, ya know. As always and ever... click to embiggen.
The approach to the Tetons and Yellowstone. There is some of America's BEST scenery on these roads. That's Kermie on the dashboard... my loyal and trusting travel companion. The best thing about him? He NEVER complained. Ever. May, 2000.
The first three shots in this collage were taken on a winding two-lane mountain road between Keno and Medford, Oregon. Not recommended if you have passengers prone to panic coz you're paying more attention to holding the camera than your driving. June, 2000.
You see some pretty cool stuff on those two-lane blacktops. There's an additional benefit when traveling on 'em Out West: next to NO traffic. I literally could go for hours and hours and not see another vehicle in some places. It ain't the same Back East, although I realize YMMV.Just some sky/horizon-shots I thought were rather dramatic. Late May, 2000.
Finally... a self-portrait. May, 2000.