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Monday, August 27, 2012

Road Trip #2: NYC to SFO


Total miles driven after two tours: 11,942

My second tour was with another group of French teenagers. We did the same trip I just did but in reverse. The second time was so much better. My passengers were nice & respectful, & the chaparone was fantastic!

Things went much smoother logistically too. It helped that I had already been to all of the locations, but using the GPS made a world of difference. They should issue each guide a GPS before they head out. It's probably the single most useful tool on tour.

This job has a steep learning curve, but I feel like I'm doing well so far. To be honest, it doesn't feel like this is a job at all - more like a paid vacation. I mean, I get paid to go on a cross country road trip, using someone else's car, gear & money. I think I came out ahead on this one.

Unfortunately, I have no photos of my own to share for trip #2 since my camera crapped out on the last tour. I'll just have to grab some of the passengers' photos from Facebook to post here.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Road Trip #1: San Francisco to New York City


24 days; 6000 miles; 9 French teenagers

... & a whole lot of fun!

A: San Francisco CA
B: Lake Tahoe NV
C: Ely NV
D: Salt Lake City UT
E: Jackson WY
F: Yellowstone National Park
G: Cody WY
H: Devils Tower National Monument
I: Badlands National Park
J: Mitchell SD
K: Minneapolis MN
L: Thunder Bay ON
M: Heron Bay ON
N: Sault St. Marie ON
O: Tobermory ON
P: Niagra Falls ON
Q: Ottawa ON
R: Quebec City QC
S: Montreal QC
T: Catskill NY
U: New York City NY

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

On the ferry


Lake Huron, Ontario

Saturday, July 21, 2012