These are just some notes I wrote on the way during the coast to coast roadtrip. Read on. Other parts can be found on chronological order. Kindly forgive the writing, these were penned down on the way. Even by my low standards, I can vouch that the writing is bad.
Lunch of khichdi at the campground, and we were off. Reaching Columbus the previous night meant we had just 6 hours of driving. We made it to Washington DC at 4 p.m., got some rest, a shower for ourselves and the car, and delivered it to the owner’s son at 7 p.m. near downtown DC. A quick drive and I saw White House, Capitol and some memorials. I wasn’t too eager to spend one day on these, so we just drove past these accompanied by speed photography.
I had initially planned to visit New York and Niagara, but I cancelled them, firstly, as I wanted some rest after all the travelling and secondly, I wasn’t too eager to visit these anyway.
Looking back, for a trip panning over 6 days, strangely, we hardly had any free time and planned everything on the fly to the hour; minute in some cases.
Special thanks must go to President Eisenhower, who conceived the interstate system a few decades ago. The roads were superb all around, and no wonder they are the backbone of the economy. From goods to houses, they are used to transport everything quickly and efficiently. Yes, we saw a whole bloody house being transported by road !
Thanks must also go to the literary genius Pu. La. Deshpande and Va. Pu. Kale for making hours of driving go by in a jiffy.
The end statistics read -
6 days, 4500 miles (7300 kms), zero tickets, zero accidents, west coast to east coast – complete.
I hope to process and upload the snaps soon. Your eagerness in seeing the snaps could motivate me to do it faster
This roadtrip was expected to be the finale for my travelling season, but things went differently after I reached DC.