2010 Cross Country Summer Road Trip

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/

William Saito
Special Advisor at Cabinet Office (Govt. of Japan)
Named by Nikkei as one of the “100 Most Influential People for Japan,” Saito began software programming in elementary school and started his own company while still in high school and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1998 (by Ernst & Young, NASDAQ and USA Today). As one of the world’s leading authorities on cybersecurity.

After selling his business to Microsoft, he moved to Tokyo in 2005 and founded InTecur, a venture capital firm. In 2011, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of the National Diet’s (Parliament) Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission. Later that year, he was named as both a Young Global Leader and Global Agenda Council member for World Economic Forum (WEF) and subsequently been named to its Foundation Board. In 2012, Saito was appointed to a council on national strategy and policy that reported directly to the Prime Minister of Japan.

Saito also advises several national governments around the globe. In Japan, he has served as an advisor to Japanese ministries; the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST); the Information Technology Promotion Agency (IPAS); the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, among others. He is currently the Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economic Trade and Industry (METI) and the Cabinet Office for the Government of Japan.

He went to medical school at UCLA and Harvard Kennedy School; serves on various boards of Global 2000 companies; frequently appears as a commentator on TV and is the author of seven books in addition to writing several weekly newspaper columns. His management book, The Team: Solving the Biggest Problem in Japan, was published by Nikkei BP and became a best-seller in 2012. In 2016, Saito received the Medal of Honor from the Government of Japan for his work in the field of education.

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