In May 2007, Terri and I jumped on our Oilhead BMWs and embarked on a relatively short (but definitely sweet) tour across the United States of America. The trip spanned 9,200 miles across 22 states over 30 days, and we both came away with thousands of stories and millions of memories from our little adventure. Click below for pictorial highlights. Our hope is that these photographs will inspire others as we were inspired, to stop dreaming about such a journey and, as the slogan goes, “Just Do It!”

May 2-3: Departing New Jersey en route to Indiana Dunes State Park

May 3-4: Chicago, Illinois – Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District Tour and The Art Institute of Chicago

May 5: Walnut Grove, Minnesota – Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

May 6: South Dakota – Wall Drug and The Badlands

May 7: South Dakota – Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, Lake Sylvan, and Deadwood

May 8: Wyoming – Devil’s Tower, en route to Yellowstone National Park

May 9-10: Wyoming – Yellowstone National Park

May 11-12: Montana – Glacier National Park

May 15-16: Utah – Moab, Arches National Park, and Canyonlands National Park

May 17: Utah – Monument Valley and Navajo Tribal Park tour

May 18: Arizona – En route to Grand Canyon National Park

May 19-20: Arizona – Trekking to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back on mules!

May 21-22: Arizona – Sedona, exploring Historic Route 66, and the “Four Corners”

May 23-24: Colorado – Riding the coal fired locomotive on the narrow gauge railroad from Durango to Silverton

May 25-26: Colorado – The Historic (and haunted) Stanley Hotel, up and over Rocky Mountain National Park on Trail Ridge Road

May 28-31: Headed back home – Stuck in Wichita, KS, the White Horse B&B in Fayetteville, WV, and white water rafting in the New River, WV