AtoZ Challenge 2020 – 8154: An Epic Road Trip – The X 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 X Stories. (all photography by David “Sumoflam” Kravetz)

Traveling the X-Roads (Crossroads) of America – Part One

Throughout the course of our 8154 Road Trip, there was not anything with an X in it.  So, I thought I would take readers on a Virtual Road Trip along the highways of America as seen from our eyes. Part One will take you from Kentucky to Idaho. Part Two, which will be included in my Y Stories tomorrow, will hit the remainder of our trip.  So, travel along with us and check out the scenery from our 23 day trip from Kentucky to Washington, down the Pacific Coast and east through the southwest and Texas. Enjoy the Ride!

Kentucky Highways

KY Hwy 56 near Morganfield, Kentucky

KY Hwy 56 near Sturgis, Kentucky

Getting ready to cross over the Ohio River into Illinois on KY Hwy 56 near Sturgis, KY

Illinois Highways

Illinois Hwy 13 near Equality, IL

Downtown Equality, Illinois

Illinois Highway 34 near Harrisburg, Illinois

Downtown Murphysboro, Illinois

Illinois Highway 149 near Murphysboro IL

Illinois Highway 3 near Jacob, Illinois

Crossing over the Illinois River on the Chester Bridge into Missouri from Chester, Illinois on Illinois Hwy 51

Missouri Highways

Missouri Hwy 51 near Perryville, MO

Missouri Highway H near Perryville, MO

Missouri Hwy EE near Dittmer, MO

Missouri Sunset near Dittmer, Missouri

Sunrise on Route 66 in St Robert, Missouri

Missouri Route 66 near Devils Elbow, Missouri

Missouri Highway 5 near Lebanon, Missouri

Missouri Highway 7 near Camdenton, Missouri

Missouri Highway 7 near Camdenton, Missouri

Missouri Highway 7 near Edwards, Missouri

Missouri Highway 7 near Edwards, Missouri

US Route 65 near Warsaw, Missouri

Missouri Hwy 7 near Clinton, Missouri

Iowa Highways

Downtown Hamburg, Iowa

Sunset in Council Bluffs, Iowa on Interstate 29

Sunset as seen on Interstate 29 in Council Bluffs, Iowa

Nebraska Highways

Interstate 29 Crossing into Nebraska in Omaha, Nebraska

Interstate 80 near Beaver Crossing, Nebraska

Nebraska Highway J near Grand Island, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 92 near Palmer, Nebraska

Nebraska Highway 92 near St. Paul, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 11 near Scotia, Nebraska

Downtown North Loup, Nebraska

Downtown Ord, Nebraska

Muddy town road in Taylor, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 91 near Brewster, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 2 near Dunning, NE

Nebraska Hwy 2 near Halsey, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 2 near Thedford, Nebraska

Driving through Hyannis, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 2 near Ashby, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 2 near Thedford, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 2 near Seneca, Nebraska

Evening in downtown Alliance, Nebraska

Nebraska Hwy 2 north of Alliance, Nebraska

Nebraska Highway 2 near Crawford, Nebraska

South Dakota Highways

Snow-covered South Dakota Hwy 471 near Edgemont, South Dakota

Downtown Edgemont, South Dakota

US Highway 18 north of Edgemont, South Dakota

SD Hwy 87 near Buffalo Gap, South Dakota

SD Hwy 87 near Custer, South Dakota

SD Hwy 87 near Fairburn, South Dakota

US Highway 16A, Iron Mountain Road, north of Fairburn, South Dakota

US Highway 16A near Hermosa South Dakota

US Route 16A South of Keystone, South Dakota

One of three tunnels on Iron Mountain Road, US 16A south of Keystone, SD

US 16A turns into a split single-lane road high up on Iron Mountain Road

US 16A goes under a bridge from the same road after hairpin curves on Iron Mountain Road

Mount Rushmore as seen through a US Route 16A tunnel high up on Iron Mountain Road south of Keystone, SD

SD Hwy 244 north of Mount Rushmore near Keystone, South Dakota

Wyoming Highways

US Route 16 near Gillette, Wyoming

US Highway 16 near Spotted Horse, Wyoming

US Highway 14-16 near Clearmont, Wyoming

US Hwy 14-16 near Clearmont, Wyoming

US Hwy 14-16 near Ucross, Wyoming

Downtown Buffalo, Wyoming

Downtown Sheridan, Wyoming

Interstate 90 near Sheridan, Wyoming

Interstate 90 near Ranchester, Wyoming

Montana Highways

Interstate 90 near Huntley, Montana

Interstate 90 near Greycliff, Montana

Mountain scene from Interstate 90 near Big Timber, Montana

Sunset on Interstate 90 near Livingston, Montana

Sunset near Livingston, Montana

Mountains as seen from Interstate 90 in Three Forks, Montana

Interstate 90 near Cardwell, Montana

Interstate 90 near Cardwell, Montana

Mountain views from Interstate 90 near Whitehall, Montana

Interstate 90 heading north into Butte, Montana

Downtown Butte, Montana

Downtown Butte, Montana

Montana Highway 1 near Opportunity, Montana

Montana Highway 1 near Anaconda, Montana

Downtown Anaconda, Montana

Montana Highway 1 north of Anaconda, Montana

Montana Highway 1 north of Anaconda, Montana

Montana Highway 1 north of Anaconda, Montana

Downtown Philipsburg, Montana

Montana Highway 1 in Hall, Montana

Interstate 90 near Drummond, Montana

Interstate 90 near Clinton, Montana

Mountains near Missoula, Montana

Interstate 90 near Missoula, Montana

Driving into the mountains on Interstate 90 near Alberton, Montana

Interstate 90 near Superior, Montana

Interstate 90 near St. Regis, Montana

Interstate 90 near St. Regis, Montana

Interstate 90 near St. Regis, Montana

Idaho Highways

Interstate 90 at Lookout Pass on Idaho / Montana border

Entering Idaho on Interstate 90 in Mullan, Idaho

Downtown Wallace, Idaho

WATCH FOR MY NEW BOOK “8154” — COMING SOON TO AMAZON

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 https://amzn.to/3azY36l

 

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