Saturday, May 28, 2011



New Mexico

New Mexico was gorgeous, Colorado is only a few miles away and I got my first glimpse of the Rockies

I can see a mountain....

72oz steak anyone?

Big Texan


Cadillac Ranch


Damn Texass....

Met another Beemer to go to Colorado with me

Goodbye Shawnee

Thursday, May 26, 2011

My heart goes out to those effected by the recent disasters.

After discussing it with a friend, I have decided to avoid the northern Arkansas area. My original route had me coming within 100 miles of Joplin and staying the night, so I decided to just take I-40 through Arkansas/Oklahoma/Texas. It's boring slab, but it will get me out west faster and I won't have to worry about running into any issues with that area or the flooding.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Watch for Falling Rock

So I named my blog site "Watch for Falling Rock" after a story my dad told my family everytime we came to the Great Smoky Mountains as children. I am not sure the origin of this story, but it appears it may have been popularized by the Boy Scouts. I have provided a link to the full story with this post. However, here is a quick summary.

Falling Rock Boy Scout Story

It's about a Native American named "Falling Rock." His dad sent him on a journey to unite the tribes. The son disappeared on his journey and his dad sent others in search of the brave. They were unsuccessful. We carried on the tradition of the father by placing "Watch for Falling Rock" signs all over this country in hopes of finding the son.

So, I am setting out on my own journey in hopes of finding this lost son of America as I journey out west.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011

Final preparations are underway!

Potential schedule for the trip:
5/27 - Eureka Springs, AR
5/28 - Boise City, OK
5/29 - Pikes Peak, CO
5/30 - Tuba City, AZ
5/31 - Las Vegas, NV
6/1 - Day off in Vegas
6/2 - Tahoe, NV
6/3 - Yosemite, CA
6/4 - San Francisco, CA
6/5 - Redwoods, CA
6/6 - Crater Lake, OR
6/7 - Ontario, OR
6/8 - Yellowstone, WY
6/9 - Day crossing in Yellowstone
6/10 - Mt Rushmore, SD
6/11 - Sioux City, IA
6/12 - Mt Vernon, IL
6/13 - Home