All posts by Richard Bassemir

Day 10 transcontinental run

Day 10 was a great day with sunny weather and the Maxwell was running like a top. We traveled west on Rt 60 from Socorro to Springerville and finally landed in Winslow. The country side was something to see. We put some of our pictures and videos on the Maxwell Chronicles page. Be sure to check out some of what we saw and did today.  Tomorrow we plan to see the Cliff Dwellings and Grand Canyon just like grandpa did.

just another view
just another view

Day 7 transcontinental run

Today we woke up to rain but it cleared before we left so we kept the top down. A very pleasant day again until getting to Dodge City where we ran into a lot colder weather. We also experienced the wicked winds that blew across the highway. Every time we stop folks strike up an conversation and take pictures. Be sure to check out our Maxwell Chronicles for a few pictures and videos from today’s adventures.

start of day 7
start of day 7

 

Day 6 transcontinental run

We were blessed with more great weather for driving (cold but sunny). We did another full day of daylight driving of the Maxwell. Lots of toots, honks and thumbs up as we traveled along. Only got on the interstate twice today for short hops to the next section of “old route 40”.  Stops at an old service station, a junk yard (yes your heard that right), a great bar-b-que with an old friend and plenty of scenic sights along with a growing respect for what our grandfather had accomplished. We have crossed 7 states with 5 more to go. Be sure to check out the Maxwell Chronicles for today’s pictures and videos.

Start of Day 6
Start of Day 6

Day 5 Transcontinental run

Day 5 start was a cold 27 degrees which necessitated a trip to WalMart for some warmer clothes. But the day warmed up to 46 and we were grateful for a full day of sun.  We drove the Maxwell from Vandalia, across the Eads bridge, through downtown St Louis and in to St Charles. We have taken Maxwell on the interstate for  a  few miles and decided it was more enjoyable on the smaller roads. So this required some changes to our original route. Definitely a more relaxing drive on the back roads but it also made it much longer.  At sunset we put the Maxwell on the trailer and continued on to Boonville, MO via the interstate for the evening. Be sure to check out the Maxwell Chronicles for a few of today’s pictures and a handful of short videos.

Start of Day 5, cold
Start of Day 5, cold and unshaven