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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Journey Across America from New York to Oregon
We traveled through several states, via I-90, I-80 and I-84 on the way to Beaverton, Oregon. Briefly touching inside Pennsylvania then across Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho to destination Beaverton, Oregon. We've encountered several challenges along the way with monsoon like rains through the north eastern section forcing us off the road on the highway shoulder until it cleared up. Most of the north eastern highways was toll road hungry. From around the central USA on-wards we did not encounter any more toll booths. Finally, in Nebraska, my truck blew out an internal heater core, spewing out all the anti-freeze, stranding us on the highway. Fortunately I was covered for free towing for the first 21 miles but my trailer was not. Had to pay $85 to get the trailer towed for 4 miles. We did have good luck finding an excellent, honest mom and pop garage shop who got us back on the road in a few hours. The rest of the interesting trip went smoothly all the way to destination. Since we aimed to get in as much mileage daily we didn't have much time to stop for sight seeing or take pictures.
We're mounting up after the first night in a motel. We learned quickly, for future room reservation to inspect the room for tardiness, smoke or other undesirable smells which can ruin a night of rest.
View from one of the state highway rest stop along the way.
A view from Utah's shopping mall.
Literally, some sections of the state highways, filled with huge farm lands, were in middle of nowhere without service facilities.
A view of the Columbia River shore on the day we arrived into Oregon.