With absolutely no plan, this summer, I drove to places I’ve always wanted to go to (after Salt Lake City, all the places I drove were my first visits).  Obviously, I had some ideas of national parks and monuments I wanted to see, but most of the trek was along famous fly fishing (started last year) holes.

  • Landed (from Narita, Japan) Los Angeles
    • Got speeding ticket
  • Inyo County, Callifornia – Fishing (hotel)
  • Through Nevada
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (hotel)
    • Bought radar detector
  • Through Idaho – Fishing
  • Yellowstone, Wyoming – Old Faithful
  • Big Sky, Montana – Fishing, A River Runs Through It (hotel)
  • Devil’s Tower, Wyoming – Close Encounters
  • Mt. Rushmore, S. Dakota – North by Northwest
  • Through Nebraska
  • Kansas City (hotel)
  • St. Louis Arch, Missouri
  • Nashville, Tennessee (hottel)
  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Returned to Narita, Japan

With the long road trip finally finished, I drove a total of 3931.5 miles over 13 days. New Prius drove 45.6 gallons/mile at an average speed of 55mph.

Here are the 874 pictures from the trip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/whsaito/sets/72157624642459743/