This book documents the journey our family made out west in July 2010. We started from our home in Champaign, Illinois and drove to San Francisco and Los Angeles. Along the way we stopped in Kansas City, Rocky Mountain National Park, Salt Lake City, Inyo National Forest, Yosemite National Park, Disneyland, Zion National Park, and Bryce Canyon.
My family lives in Champaign, Illinois where I am working on my second masters degree in library and information science at the University of Illinois. I am a former teacher and plan on returning to teaching as a middle school librarian. I am the mother of two girls, Elly and Caraline and I love being able to be home with them while I attend graduate school. My husband and I recently purchased a Canon EOS Rebel camera and I on our trip out west, I discovered a hidden passion for nature photography.