THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST

Posted on September 1, 2011 4:27 pm Categorised in:

The first two weeks of August were a couple of the most hectic work weeks of the year for me. I had several commercial jobs that required a lot of intense office time, editing, and outputting images as well as several other editorial jobs inter-weaved. I’m always grateful of having work, but as the second week in August came to a close I was feeling like I needed a little break from the office and from life in general.

I needed to get out of town, be spontaneous, and just go. I wanted to go somewhere I had never been to before, so my first thought was The Grand Canyon. I have driven pretty much everywhere in the US, but have never managed to visit Northern Arizona or The Grand Canyon. So I left…straight from there…no plan, just the open road.

First purchase was a copy of the 2012 Rand McNally atlas.

MAP SHOWING THE HIGHLIGHTED ROUTE TAKEN BY TODD SPOTH IN AUGUST 2011

This is the circuitous route, encompassing about 2800 miles, I ended up taking, highlighted in the atlas.