Last spotted in San Francisco, USA on March 28, 2003, 1:23 pm
Who is he? Where is he going? Where has he been? David Barrett / Quinthar
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The first month of my trip I spent in the United States visiting friends and family. Seeing as how people come from all over the world to see the US, I figured a month doing it myself would be well spent.

Starting in San Francisco, California, I headed out to the coast and down toward Monterey. Alas, opting for speed over scenery, I soon headed inland for the ultra-fast US 1. After visting friends in LA and San Diego, I headed out to the desert-oasis Santa Fe for several days. Eventually I got back on the road off to Dallas.
Once in Dallas I stayed for a while with friends and enjoying the city that used to be my home. Eventually I headed down to Austin, the city that I wish had been my home, and then off to New Orleans (a city far too crazy to be a home to me).
After New Orleans I headed to Orlando to visit my parents for a few days, and then up the coast to DC. DC, which I discovered to be a fantastic city, I stayed in visiting friends for a couple days, and then headed off for my original homeland in the north.
My final leg in the US took me through Kentuky and Ohio, where I my extended family for a few days. Then off to Saginaw, Michigan -- probably the most accurate "home town" for me as it's where I went to Swan Valley High School -- to visit high-school friends. Finally off to Ann Arbor, home of the University of Michigan, and Ypsilianti (home of my brother). With the US tour complete, I hopped on a bus in the seedy part of Ann Arbor and started the long trip south to Mexico.

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