I’ll be undertaking a cross country road trip from approximately September 1st till… however long it takes. The plan is for a leisurely drive linking together some random sites that interest me, modified on the way by practicality and whatever I stumble across.

I’ll be (temporarily) Google Latitude* active and, coverage allowing, posting micro-updates and pictures to Google Buzz from my Android phone along the way.

If you’re interested in following my progress via, Follow Me with Google Buzz. You must Follow Me to get Latitude access. If you are an existing Google Buzz Follower of mine, simply ask in a reply to this post when it appears in Google Buzz.

Once I’ve added you to my Latitude and you accept the invite Google sends back to you, you can embed a map in your Google home page or view my current location via smart phones that support Google Maps app (Layers > Latitude).

For security reasons, I will be setting a static location when I stop each evening, but will resume real time locations once underway each morning.

Tentative & stops so far:

  • Olympic Peninsula
  • Portland
  • Pacific Coast Highway
  • San Francisco
  • Redwood National Park
  • Sequoia National Park
  • Death Valley
  • Joshua Tree
  • Grand Canyon
  • White Sands
  • Roswell, NM

Recommendations welcome.


* Everyone that has a Google Account (Gmail, etc) has Latitude. You do NOT have to publish YOUR location (and I recommend you do not as general principle/privacy).