I’ve taken several road trips over the years, but the best one by far was the few weeks I spent driving from Seattle to San Diego with a mate back in 2004. In a convertible Mustang. A red convertible Mustang, of course. Like there’d be any other option.
We stuck mostly to the US 1 and 101 highways and got to see some amazing coastal scenery as a result, but when we turned inland from Los Angeles I was ill-prepared for the most incredible views of all. No, not in Vegas – the views there were incredible but in a more “neon and feathers” kind of way.
Pictures of the Grand Canyon just hadn’t prepared me for this mind-blowing, monumental hole in the ground. The colours and shadows changed dramatically as far as the eye could see and nature’s sheer power could be felt in the scarred rocks that surrounded us as we descended the dusty trail. This truly was one of the great natural wonders of the world.