AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The V Stories #atozchallenge

In early 2020 I traveled across the country with  the course of three weeks.  My A to Z posts this year will have the “8154” theme, which will also be the title of my forthcoming new book that will document the epic road trip.  Each entry will highlight a few stories with photos based on the alphabet and not the order of the trip.  I hope you will enjoy this bouncy ride across the back roads of America.  Please enjoy the V Stories. (all photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz)

Various Volunteer Fire Departments

Volunteer Fire Department – Happy, Texas
Volunteer Fire Department – Opportunity, Montana
Volunteer Fire Department, Tightwad, Missouri
Volunteer Fire Department – Equality, Illinois

Visalia, California

Visalia, California
California Hwy 198, heading east in Visalia, California

Virgie’s Restaurant Vintage Neon – Gallup, New Mexico

Virgie’s Restaurant – Vintage Neon in Gallup, New Mexico

Visitor’s Centers Everywhere

Visitor Center – Wilbur, Washington
Visitor Center – Gold Beach, Oregon
Foothills Visitor Center – Sequoia National Park
Visitor Center – Painted Desert, Arizona
Visitor Center – Rainbow Forest, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Visitor Center – Custer State Park, Custer, South Dakota
Visitor Center – Wind Cave National Park, Hot Springs, South Dakota


I am currently working on my FOURTH book, titled “8154” to represent the mileage of my epic road trip with family.  You can visit my Amazon Author Page to see my other books at