Back in June, my compadre Dave completed a year of work with AmeriCorps in Oakland, California. Before he hit the road back to Detroit, he asked our good friend Mike and myself if we would like to join him on his cross country trek. I couldn't pass up the opportunity so I packed up my 35mm camera, flew one way to Oakland, and set out on the road.
If you haven't packed into a car with your closest friends and driven across the country, you really should. We were hot, slept on the ground, got into arguments, and it was one of the best times of my life. We met up with old friends and made new ones in practically every state that we drove through: California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana.
This is part one of a two part post.
Trying to capture a movement consisting of almost a half million people is not easy.
This trip allowed me to reconnect with the perfectly capable camera in my pocket.
My impression of Boston is that its a charming hard working town...
I have to admit, the beauty of the eastern United States blew me away.