UPDATE! NEW PHOTOS BELOW So I got around to developing my rolls of film from my trip only to have 3 of them ruined by the photo lab. I was angry, but at least I was able to get some of my photos from the trip developed. Where do I even begin. So back in March I bought a brand new Triumph Bonneville T100 as my second bike. I've only been riding motorcycles for about two years and always dreamed of driving across the country. Since I would be graduating college next year I thought now would be best to go on my journey this summer since it would be the only time I would be able to take this much time off. I bought a Renntec luggage rack, windshield and a large army duffel bag backpack for the trip. My girlfriend rode on the back with me the whole time. This is what our route looked like on the way there. We left July 1st, planning to get back on August 1st. We decided to stretch the trip out an extra week and see a few more places. This is the right before we left from my parent house in NJ. This is from our first night. We camped out at Moshannon State Forest In Pennsylvania. Its a really nice place. Most of the trip we camped, except for some nights where we stayed in a Motel 6. Here we camped in a field behind a school in Ohio. Taking a break/nap Got caught in the rain just getting into Chicago We stayed at a nice little hostel in Wicker Park. It was extremely nice and cleaner then a lot of motel I've stayed at. This was right when we arrived in Des Moines, Iowa. There was a huge music festival going on when we were there. By this time I actually realized "oh shit, I'm actually riding across America." It felt really good to be out of NYC and heading toward placed that were much less crowded and cheaper. Abandoned theme park in Indiana. We camped at a place called Pokagon State Park in Indiana. It was a bit pricey for a campsite, but it was a really nice place and had showers. We went to a little restaurant about 2 miles away for a seafood dinner. I wouldnt mind going back to Indiana, I really enjoyed it. My favorite part of the trip was riding through Grand Teton National Park. It was like nothing I've ever seen before. We stopped there and took a lot of pictures/video. My girlfriend is from Idaho and her parents/family live there so we stayed with them for a few days. I also met her parents for the first time which was really nice. It was a fun way to meet them. (I'm driving a motorcycle across the country with your daughter, nice to meet you." haha) This is right when we arrived at her parents house. July 12th. We relaxed there for a few days and I met her family, friends and showed me around Idaho. After a few days we were off to San Francisco to visit her brother and my best friend who just moved to Sacramento. We spent two night in San Francisco at her brothers house, We went out to a really nice Thai dinner the first night in Walnut Creek and then heading into the city for some drinks. The next day we hung around the city where we did some shopping and walking up a lot of hills. The next morning we woke up and drove to Sacramento to visit my friend Matt. We took his car to spend the day in Old Sacramento. Unfortunately I have 4 rolls of film I havent developed so I dont have much pictures from San Francisco right now. Here are a few photos from the rest of the trip and return back home. Cool diner outside of Denver. One of my favorite diners. Stopped in Utah just outside Salt Lake City to get my 6,000 service. Lake Tahoe Kansas is a long and hot state. Buford, Wyoming! Outside of one of the Motel 6 we stayed at Really good German food in Kentucky! Finally back home! We hit a large rainstorm about 50 miles away from my parents house that delayed us a few hours. Now I am back home to my tiny apartment in NYC wishing I was still seeing more of the country. I honestly had the best time of my life on this trip and I am so thankful that we made it back safe. The United States isreally beautiful and I suggest everyone should try and plan a trip like this. There is so much to see and so many people to talk to.