To attend TBEX (Travel Blogger Exchange, travel bloggers annual conference) in Denver, CO, Stephen and I decided to do another road trip; to west. We went to a road trip together to New England last summer, and my affection to the area grew a lot. I didn’t know what to expect, but I loved it. I like the simplicity of the road trip and camping. And all the things I’ve heard about the ‘west’ were only good things.
From Virginia to Colorado; we drove through Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Kansas. The scenery is different, of course, and everything gradually changed. It’s sunny, dry, empty, wild, and big. There are different products at the supermarket, hushpuppy mix for one, people are talking differently, everything was flat. The little cities were particularly interesting. Some were abandoned, all the shops were spread apart, cute little city hall, and decorated as the town’s character. I enjoyed them. These were different than little towns in eastcoast. Eastcoast was more ‘cute-little-town’ charm, and west cities gave me more of ‘strong character’ kind of impression. I don’t know how to describe it well, but I got the feeling, if you know what I mean.
Since my words are not good enough to express my thought, here are my photos that I captured during our road trip to Denver.