Thursday, June 16, 2016

Create a Photo Essay on Your All American Summer Road Trip! + FOOD: Paté Maison

Make Your Own Photo Essay,
Take The All American 
Summer Road Trip!

Below is a list of landmarks and cultural institutions you can visit in all *48 contiguous United States + D.C., while you take the All American Summer Road Trip! The map was created to show the most economical way (time and distance) to see the USA* in your Chevrolet, SUV or Tesla. 

This is a trip to do when you're young and have few responsibilities, or when you retire and have a brand new R.V., or if you've just been laid off from work, have a severance package and lots of free time on your hands... or just throw up your hands and say "I'm doing this!" Another option is to simply pick one part of the US you want to explore, use this map then research a highway link to form a loop so you can have a wonderful weekend, one or two 
week road trip! 

The greatest pleasure of traveling by car is seeing America at ground level - all of the interesting stuff you've been missing by flying overhead at 30,000 feet! This is a true American Journey, a trip and an education of a lifetime ! 

"Oh, the photo-ops you will stumble upon, on the highways and back roads of America!"

 landscape photo example: for a photo essay. 
This one was taken from the passenger's side of the car, while cruising down the highway!
Photo © Copyright 2016 Jack A. Atkinson

Of course there are no rules to this road trip, start from your favorite state!

1. AZ Grand Canyon • Museum: (Phoenix): Children’s Museum of Phoenix
2. UT Bryce Canyon National Park • Museum: (Salt Lake City): The Leonardo
3. ID Craters of the Moon National Monument • Museum: (Cedar Rapids): Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
4. WY Yellowstone National Park • Museum: (Jackson): National Museum of Wildlife Art
5. CO Pikes Peak • Museum: (Denver): Clyfford Still Museum
6. NM Carlsbad Caverns National Park • Museum: (Santa Fe): Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
7. TX The Alamo • Museum: (Dallas): Frontiers of Flight Museum
8. OK The Platt Historic District • Museum: (Oklahoma City): American Banjo Museum 
9. AR Toltec Mounds • Museum: (Bentonville): Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art - one of the best American Art Museums in the USA! Crystal (
10. TN Elvis Presley’s Graceland • Museum: (Memphis): Metal Museum
11. MS Vicksburg National Military Park • Museum: (Meridian): Jimmie Rodgers Museum
12. LA French Quarter, New Orleans • Museum: (New Orleans): Degas House
13. AL USS Alabama • Museum: (Mobile): History Museum of Mobile 
14. FL Cape Canaveral Air Force Station • Museum: (Miami): Pérez Art Museum Miami 
15. GA Okefenokee Swamp Park • Museum: (Macon): Museum of Arts & Science
16. SC Fort Sumter National Monument • Museum: (Myrtle Beach): Encounters: U.F.O. Experience
17. WV Lost World Caverns • Museum: (Charleston): Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
18. Wright Brothers National Memorial Visitor Center, NC • Museum: (Raleigh): North Carolina Museum of Art
19. VA Mount Vernon • Museum: (Brattleboro): Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
20. D.C. White House, Washington • Museum: (DC): National Gallery of Art (
21. MD Colonial Annapolis Historic District • Museum: (Baltimore): Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
22. DE New Castle Historic District • Museum: (Dover): Biggs Museum of American Art
23. NJ Cape May Historic District • Museum: (Asbury Park): Silver Ball Museum
24. PA Liberty Bell • Museum: (Philadelphia): Woodmere Art Museum
25. NY The Freedom Tower observatory deck • Museum: (New York): National Museum of Mathematics & The Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC (
26. CT The Mark Twain House & Museum • Museum: (Greenwich): Bruce Museum
27. RI The Breakers • Museum: (Pawtucket): Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame
28. MA USS Constitution • Museum: (Boston): ICA Boston
29. ME Acadia National Park • Museum: (Waterville): Colby Museum of Art
30. NH Mount Washington Hotel • Museum: (Dover): The Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
31. VT Shelburne Farms • Museum: (Brattleboro): Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
32. MI Fox Theater, Detroit • Museum: (East Lansing): Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum
33. OH Spring Grove Cemetery • Museum: (Cincinnati): American Sign Museum
34. KY Mammoth Cave National Park • Museum: (Petersburg): Creation Museum
35. IN West Baden Springs Hotel • Museum: (Indianapolis): Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
36. IL Abraham Lincoln’s Home • Museum: (Chicago): National Museum of Mexican Art & Art Institute of Chicago (
37. MO Gateway Arch • Museum: (Kansas City): American Jazz Museum
38. KS C. W. Parker Carousel Museum • Museum: (Hutchinson): Strataca Kansas Underground Salt Museum (Hays) The Sternberg Museum, dinosaurs! (
39. IA Terrace Hill Governor’s Mansion • Museum: (Cedar Rapids): Cedar Rapids Museum of Art
40. WI Taliesin • Museum: (Middleton): National Mustard Museum
41. MN Fort Snelling • Museum: (Minneapolis): The Museum of Russian Art
42. NE Ashfall Fossil Bed • Museum: (Hastings): Hastings Museum
43. SD Mount Rushmore • Museum: (Rapid City): Museum of Geology
44. ND Fort Union Trading Post • Museum: (Fargo): Plains Art Museum
45. MT Glacier National Park • Museum: (Helena): Holter Museum of Art
46. WA Hanford Site • Museum: (Seattle): Frye Museum
47. OR Columbia River Highway • Museum: (Eugene): University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History
48. CA n. San Francisco Cable Cars • Museum: (San Jose): The Tech Museum of Innovation
49. CA s. San Andreas Fault, s. CA • Museum: Orange County Museum of Art (
50. NV Hoover Dam • Museum: (Las Vegas): The Neon Museum

Feel free to SHARE this interesting road trip with everyone!

Paté Maison
Paté makes a great casual snack when served with toast points and a bottle of wine.


1/2 lb of chicken or turkey, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 lb of bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 clove garlic, cut in half
1 shallot, cut in half
1/4 lb smoked ham, cut into 1 inch pieces
freshly ground pepper
1 egg
tiny pinch of ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon Congnac or other good-quality brandy
1 bay leaf


PREHEAT AN OVEN to 400º F. In a food processor fitted with the metal blade, combine the poultry, bacon, garlic and shallot and process until minced. Add the ham, salt and pepper to taste, egg, cinnamon and bandy and process until the ham is finely chopped. 

or a loaf pan with a w-cup capacity, packing it in firmly. Smooth the top with a rubber spatula and press the bay leaf gently into the meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, until the paté has pulled away from the sides of the dish and the top is nicely browned, about 45 minutes.

REMOVE FROM THE OVEN, let cool, cover and refrigerate for 1 day to allow the flavos to develop. Cut into slices and serve. 

(Source: "Celebrating the Pleasures of Cooking" by Chuck Williams)

Until later,
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