I am a zealous traveler. I travel passion and with all the gusto I can. A roadtrip with me can be grueling, but it is always fun. Indeed, I travel with the intent of creating many good memories. Many call me a Road Warrior. Well, I love that term. I travel with zeal.
When on roadtrips, I like to be up with the sun and travel until the sun goes down. I stop for the night wherever I am at sundown…I can’t take many pictures at night now can I?
Taking photos along the way
Sumoflam and the FREE Stamp in Cleveland
In my zealous travels, I have visited all 50 states and a few Canadian Provinces. I have at least one photo of me in almost all of them…a few exceptions where I traveled to those places years ago and the photos either were lost or were never taken (Nevada, Rhode Island, Massachusetts…at least). But in recent years, I have become the “Shamelessly Self-Proclaimed Selfie King” and have tried to record my travels digitally, and include selfies along the way.
Without further adieu, following are selfies/photos of me in every state and Canadian Province I have visited (where I have photos). I have throw some “Road Warrior” and “Traveling with Zeal” pics in along the way for fun.
Sumoflam at Carlo’s Bake Shop in Hoboken, NJ
Am I Normal? Who knows?
Visiting Alabama with some of my grandchildren in early 2017
On Glacier Bay in Alaska in 2004
Visiting the Grand Canyon in 1983
Sumoflam at Montezuma Castle National Monument in Arizona in 1983
Welcome to Arkansas
Found Friendship in Arkansas
At Golden Gate Bridge in in San Francisco, CA May 2015
Welcome to Colorado WY 789 and CO 13
Sitting high up on Mt. Evans in Colorado in 1990 looking down at a crystal lake
Mystic, CT Amtrak Station in Sept 2015
Welcome to Delaware…first time since 1986. Visited in 2016 during Christmas Holiday
Sumoflam at the Everglades in Florida in July 1990
Stone Mountain, GA in 2015
Well…I used to have a photo of me hitting a golf ball at Mililani Golf Course in Honolulu. Can’t find it…..
At the Idaho Potato Museum in 2013 – Blackfoot, ID
A visit to Illinois in 2014
Sumoflam with Superman in Metropolis, IL in 2014
Santa Claus, IN, Christmas 2015
Story General Store, Story, IN
World’s Largest truckstop is in Iowa. Been there three times
Little House on the Prairie in Eastern Kansas with the family in 1993
KENTUCKY – My Home Sweet Home since 1993
Visiting Cumberland Falls in Kentucky with grandchildren in 2016
Visiting Kentucky’s Red River Gorge in November 2016
Entering Louisiana in 2014
Visiting Troy Landry of Swamp People fame in Pierre Part, LA in 2014
Visiting the beautiful lighthouse on the rocky shores of the Atlantic Ocean in Portland, Maine in 2015
Ocean City, MD in December 2016
MASSACHUSETTS – I last visited Massachusetts in 1990 on a trip to Boston. Photos were taken, but got long lost….
On the blazing Hell Bench in Hell, MI
Sumoflam with Hiawatha, America’s tallest Indian Statue at over 50 feet in Ironwood, MI
Sumoflam in Floodwood, Minnesota
Bemidji, MN in 2014 — one of my bucket list places
On the Blues highway in Mississippi in 2014
One of my favorite shots…Alligator, MS
Welcome to Missouri
At the St. Louis Arch in Missouri
Finding Success in Missouri
MONTANA – Lived in this wonderful state from 1970-1973
Hitting Montana on a road trip in 2014
At the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, still on US 89 in Montana
Visiting Nebraska in 2015
Sumoflam at Carhenge in Alliance, NE
NEVADA – I have visited a few times but don’t think I ever got any photos. Oh well.
Welcome to New Hampshire in Sept 2015 – State #49!
Welcome to Hoboken, NJ
Photo of NYC taken from Sinatra Park in Hoboken, NJ
Welcome to New Mexico at Raton Pass
Have a Coke and a Smile?? Coke machine in Roswell…
In New York City in 1990 before the World Trade Center Twin Towers met their demise
Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, NY 1990
Jos with Grampz at rest area in North Carolina – April 2013
Welcome to North Dakota
On the Enchanted Highway in Western North Dakota in 2013
Rugby, ND in 2014
OHIO – I was born in Little Italy in Cleveland. Home sweet home.
My first home – 2072 Murray Hill Road, now home of the Murray Hill Market
Sumoflam at the place of his birth
I found Novelty in Ohio
Visiting Oklahoma in 2014
Okay, Oklahoma in 2012
At Multnomah Falls in Oregon
Smile…you are in Pennsylvania…so I smiled!
Found Prosperity in PA
RHODE ISLAND – Only visited once way back in 1988. No photos. Actually drove through. Need to stop again!!
On the beach in Hilton Head, South Carolina in 2013
Visiting South Dakota for the 4th or 5th time in 2013
Winner Winner..no chicken dinner, just the name of a town in SD
Visiting Tennessee in 2014 on my way to Galveston
Welcome to Bristol. I took this from the Tennessee side of the road.
Visiting Texas in 2014
We visited Texas in October 2016. This was in Texarkana, TX
Sumoflam visits Austin, Texas
UTAH – Graduated High School in Murray, UT in 1974
Graduated from Murray High School in 1974
At Monument Valley in Utah in 1982
Welcome to Salt Lake
VERMONT – My 50th state visited — made it in 2016
State Number 50 – At NH/VT border in Brattleboro, VT
Welcome to Virginia…taken in early August 2016
At the Cross Roads of the Virginia Creeper and Appalachian Trails
Neah Bay, Washington – the northwestern most point in the continental US
Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market – what a place!
Welcome to West Virginia!
Meeting a Friendly guy outside the Friendly, WV Post Office
Wisconsin welcomes Sumoflam on US Route 2
With the famed Hodag in Rhinelander, WI
Sumoflam at Top of the World on the Beartooth Highway in Wyoming
Sumoflam at the White House – July 1990
Washington DC 2016
Sumoflam at Screaming Heads in Burk’s Falls, Ontario
Customers Needed – Toronto, Ontario
Welcome to Saskatchewan
At an oil well display in Virden, Manitoba
Solomon and Sumoflam become part of the Star Trek gang in Vulcan, Alberta Sept 2007
Sumoflam at the USS Enterprise Monument (with Crafty Jack) in Vulcan, Alberta (2007)