Cross Country Trip - August 10-31, 1985
This trip took us from Amsterdam, New York, across the northern
U.S. with the big stops being Badlands National Park, the Black Hills
of South Dakota, and Yellowstone National Park. From there, it was
south through Salt Lake City and across Nevada to Lake Tahoe and on to
San Francisco. Then on down the Pacific Coast Highway to the LA area
for Hollywood, Disneyland, the beaches, and a ride down to San Diego
and a walk across into Tijuana. From there, it was up to Las Vegas,
across the Hoover Dam to the Grand Canyon and then right on home.
Over 20 years after the trip, I've scanned in a lot of pictures.
Details of the trip from mileages to start and stop times and where we
had lunch can be found in the scans of the trip
log. There is a page of my pictures taken with a Polaroid instant
camera, complete with original captions as written back in 1985.
These are all on one page: [75
The big collection is below -- scans of the pages of the main photo
album from the trip. The pictures were taken with a regular 35mm
camera. Thumbnails of each page here are links to larger versions of
that page. The page containing each of those includes links to the
largest scans of each photo. My best guesses for the routes travelled
are shown for each day.
August 10, 1985
Route: From Amsterdam, New York, I-90 West to I-290 West and I-190
North in Buffalo. Unknown route through Niagara Falls and across into
Ontario. QEW to the Hamilton area, then an unknown route to Ontario
401 West. Ontario 401 West to Windsor, where we crossed back into the
U.S. into Detroit on the Ambassador Bridge. I-94 across southern
Michigan and to Gary, Indiana. Here, we picked up I-90 again and
continued into Wisconsin into the night (about 1000 miles on the day by
Route: Through Wisconsin and Minnesota on I-90 through the night and
into the early morning. Continued on I-90 across South Dakota to the
eastern end of the Badlands loop. Badlands loop through the park to
Wall, and back on I-90 to Rapid City for the night. (about 800 more
miles on the day).
Route: US 16 West out of Rapid City into the Black Hills. Probably
Alt. US 16 to Custer State Park, then drove the Custer State Park
wildlife loop. US 16 West from Custer into Wyoming and to I-90. US
14 (probably) across the Bighorn Mountains to Cody. (about 460
Route: US 14/16/20 from Cody into Yellowstone National Park. Drove
the northern part of the park loop from Fishing Bridge up to Canyon,
Tower, Mammoth Hot Springs, and back down to the west entrance and out
to West Yellowstone, Montana. (almost 200 miles on the day).
Route: From West Yellowstone, Montana, back into the west entrance of
Yellowstone National Park. Took the southwestern part of the main
loop through Old Faithful and down into the West Thumb area. US 89
(and others) South into Grand Teton National Park. US 89 through
Jackson and into Idaho and then Utah. I-15 South to I-80 West and
into Nevada just before midnight. (about 550 miles).
Route: I-80 West through the night across Nevada to Reno. (about 400
The only picture is the last one on the last page from the 14th.
Route: Unknown from Reno to South Lake Tahoe, California. California
89 North back to I-80 at Truckee. I-80 West into San Francisco. US
101 North to Mill Valley. (about 350 miles).
Route: US 101 and California 1 to Muir Woods. California 1 and US
101 into San Francisco. Unknown route south to San Jose (probably US
101). (a little over 100 miles for the day).
Route: Unknown routes (probably a lot of US 101 and local roads) from
San Jose up to San Francisco, and back. (just over 100 miles for the
Route: Probably California 17 to California 1/Pacific Coast Highway.
Pacific Coast Highway and US 101 south into Los Angeles. Freeways
including I-10 and I-5 to Buena Park. (about 475 miles).
Route: Lots of LA freeways from Buena Park to Burbank, Hollywood,
Pasadena, and back to Buena Park. (about 225 miles).
Route: Freeways and local roads from Buena Park to Anaheim, Los
Angeles, Huntington Beach, Gardena, Carson, and back to Buena Park.
(about 175 miles).
Route: Freeways and local roads from Buena Park to Disneyland and
back. (probably less than 20 miles).
Route: Mainly I-5 from Buena Park to Tijuana and back. (probably
around 200 miles).
Route: Freeways and local roads from Buena Park up to Los Angeles and
back. (probably around 40 miles).
Route: Probably California 57 to I-10 West to I-15 North to
Las Vegas. (around 300 miles).
Route: US 93 from Las Vegas, Nevada, to Kingman, Arizona. I-40 to
Williams. Arizona 64 North to Tusayan. (around 275 miles).
Route: Arizona 64 from Tusayan through Grand Canyon National Park to
US 89 at Cameron. US 89 South to I-40 East to Winslow. (about 175
Route: I-40 East from Winslow through the day and night to somewhere
in the eastern Texas panhandle when midnight came. (around 600
Route: I-40 East from Texas to I-44 East at Oklahoma City. I-44 East
all the way to St. Louis. (stop for the night of the 29th in Terre
Haute -- mileage for the 29th around 850 miles). I-70 East to
Indianapolis. I-74 East to Cincinnatti area. Unknown routes through
the Northern Kentucky area to Fort Thomas. Probably I-71 to I-90 back
to Amsterdam. (around 950 miles on the 30th and 31st).
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