I’ve been meaning for years to take a cross-country bus or train trip. I’ve recently lost my job but I’m doing okay financially, so I figure this is my chance. I’ll be leaving in about a week and traveling around the country with a Greyhound bus pass. I don’t have a schedule - just a list of places I’ll be stopping for a day or two. If you live in or will also be passing through any of these places, I’d love to meet up! If you’ve made a similar trip before and have any tips to pass along, I’d appreciate them.
From Boston, my first stop will be New Orleans, where I’ll be staying and volunteering for two or three days.* From there I’ll be traveling to:
Santa Fe and Albuquerque, NM
The Grand Canyon (via Flagstaff, AZ)
Las Vegas, NV
Mt. Rushmore (via Rapid City, SD)
Grand Forks, ND
Ottawa and Montreal, QC
From Montreal, I might head straight back to Boston, if time and money are getting tight. Preferably, I’ll continue north and east through New Brunswick and head back down to Boston through Maine and New Hampshire.
Again, I don’t have a set schedule, nor will I have regular internet access, but I can keep in touch by phone with anyone who wants to meet up along the way.
*I’m still trying to arrange the volunteer work; if you work with or know of an organization that could use an extra pair of hands for just a couple days, please e-mail me (my e-mail address is in my profile).