Summer 2009: I embarked on a two-week, thousand-mile road trip of the American Southwest in August, 2009, snapping photos all along the way.
I began in Los Angeles where I tested out Pink’s hot dogs (overrated), then headed to Disneyland for a fun day with Levi, Daniela and Levi’s cousin’s family. We made a brief stop at San Diego’s Coronado Beach and the San Diego Zoo before driving east through Southern California to Joshua Tree National Park. We kept east to Phoenix where we ran into Jason Jones filming a piece for The Daily Show and some old friends passing through.
We trekked north to the Grand Canyon, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon and Antelope Canyon, photos of which I’ve included in separate galleries. In this gallery I’ve included shots from Arches National Park, Mesa Verde UNESCO World Heritage Site, Four Corners and Shiprock Peak. In the video section, I include footage I took at a health care rally that broke out in Grand Junction, CO in response to a visit by President Obama. The difference between the sides was certainly interesting.
We drove south for a brief respite in Santa Fe, then moved along to the Valley of the Fires, White Sands National Monument and the home of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey at Apache Point in Cloudcroft, NM. We passed through El Paso quickly before driving the length of Texas, finishing up with visits to San Antonio, Austin and Houston.