On July 5th, I flew to Portland Oregon. My daughter picked me up, and drove me east to Stevnson Washington and the Scamania county fairgrounds. This is the same place I stayed on day 3 of my trip 2 years earlier.
From there, I headed East to Minneapolis, and then south to New Orleans. While my end date was flexible, I did want to stick to a rough 3 month schedule. This turned out to be a great trip. I got to ride most of the Natchez Trace, as well as to visit the south, a part of this country I had never been too.
As on many other trips, these pictures don't do justice to the beauty of places I rode through, but I'm sure you will enjoy them.
As I did last year, I simply used my cell phone - a 20 MP Motorola Droid Turbo (X1254). It has a 4.8 mm (28mm equivilent) lens, and a fixed F2.0 aperture. Unfortunately, I dropped it in Wyoming, shattering the screen, so I had to replace it. My new phone is a Motorola "Moto G Power". Down to 16 MP, with a 4.05 mm lens (same equivelence) and with a fixed F1.7 aperture.
You would think that being 3 years newer, the new phone would take better pictures, but I think they're not quite as good. That's probably because the Droid was a top tier phone while the G Power is mid tier. But when you need a new phone in Gillete, Wyoming (pop 32,000), you take what you can get.