Colorado Photography of the American West

Interested in purchasing any of these prints? Click here to visit my gallery of fine art Colorado photography for sale.

27 June 2010

I-80 Road Trip: Colorado to Ohio

Road view in mirrorSome of you may remember my road trip last month from Colorado to Ohio. I thought I would share a few photos from that non-stop whirlwind tour. We started bright and early on a Saturday morning and made it to our destination by Sunday night. That is pretty good time for 1300 miles. We had a fun family visit squeezed in between our obligations before we headed home. On the return trip we had one little glitch of a spark coil going bad on our truck. Apparently, our desert rat truck did not like the humidity either. Then it was back on the road. Some of these photographs were taken in a moving vehicle at interstate speeds. That might explain some of the blur and bugs!

Glass church with post and beam construction.
Glass Building
This glass church with post and beam construction is exceptionally beautiful.

Happy face on yellow water tower
Happy Face

Wind Turbines
Wind Turbines
This could be the AT&T logo. Somewhere in Iowa on I-80.

Rob the dog takes a nap in the back of the truck.
Rob's Nap
Rob takes a nap in the jump seat of the truck. He ended up in many peculiar positions trying to get comfortable but this was the cutest.

Glass Dome
Glass Dome
A glass geodesic dome flashes by at 80 mph.

Michael Jordan head on truck.
Jordan Truck
Michael Jordan's head. Just one of the unusual sights on I-80 somewhere in Indiana near Chicago.

Great grandmother and new baby
Best Moment
My Mom is a great grandmother for the fourth time.

Tires Plus store.
Worst Moment
Our truck breaks down in Iowa City. We spent the evening and next morning with repairs sitting in this parking lot.

Tired man and dog on long drive.
Road Weary
After almost 2600 miles of driving within six days, we are all a bit weary.

Colorado sunset
Colorado Sunset
An exceptional Colorado sunset greets us as we return home.

Buy Handmade


  1. Thanks for sharing your trip Julie

  2. Oh, I'm tired just thinking about what a long trip to make in such a short time.
    Thanks for the great pictures along the way and
    for the beautiful Colorado welcome home!
    We're happy to have you back :)

  3. Thank you for sharing your adventures, Julie! Rob is absolutely adorable!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your trip, Julie! You got some really cool shots. I know how tricky it can be shooting out of a moving car, so I'm very impressed! That church is way cool. You have some sweet and lovely pictures here.

  5. Love the geodesic dome and the sunset! Nice shots while moving that fast

  6. AnonymousJune 27, 2010

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos Julie. In a few years time I'll be travelling with my sister across America starting from New York City to LA and I can't wait to see it again, this time I'll be chronicling my journeys and hopefully my photos will turn out as good as yours :)

  7. Very cool set of photos. They work nicely together to tell the story of a cross-country, mid-America trip. The sunset is an amazing welcome home!

  8. That glass church is amazing Julie! Looks like you saw some really wonderful things on your trip. Such a cute photo of Rob!

    Have a wonderful day!
    xo Catherine

  9. Thank you all for the wonderful comments. I loved the glass church too and would have enjoyed stopping to get some better photos. The sunset was a welcome home that amazed us. It penetrated just how much we love Colorado!

    BTW, a friend translated the Chinese comment from EulaliaS. It was so beautiful I wanted to share it with all of you.

    "The river is always the same. But it is always
    new water."


  10. Love these, Julie! Thank you for sharing your trip with us through these photos! Love the dome and the church! And such sweet pics of your dog and your mother with her great-grandchild!

  11. Thank You, Julie, for sharing your trip with us.

  12. Sounds like a great trip except for the auto trouble. I'm loving the wind turbine shot, especially. Also Rob's Nap. but I saw that on Flickr. :)

  13. AnonymousJune 29, 2010

    Thats a very sweet moment with your mom! I also really love that colorado sunset is amazing!

  14. Thanks, Julie! I almost feel like I went along ... but without the car trouble! Ha! Loved all the shots. When we lived in the mid-West those happy face water towers were often the pick-me-up we needed on a long flat stretch. I loved it, and all your shots. Rob was cute, but so was Dulcie, keeping Ric company while driving. Great chronicle of the whole trip.

  15. Sounds like you had a fun trip! Great images! Love the wind turbines!

  16. though the glass church and the sunset are my favorite shots i'm most impressed that your mother is a great grandmother (4 times). she's clearly taken care of her health really well. i'm sure she's happy to see all these babies wondering around her house too. glad you had a nice trip. have a great day.


Contemporary photography of the cities, landscapes, flora and fauna of the American West.
Julie Magers Soulen Photography