Photo Essay: More Scenes from Our Epic USA Road Trip

Have we really been on the road for over two weeks?

I couldn’t believe it when I looked at the calendar and realized how much time had flown since we landed in the US on July 20. And to think we’ve spent most of it behind the wheel in the USA!

Of course, again, that’s meant I’ve had to take a break from blogging. (Thank you to all of you for your patience and understanding!)

I’m now firmly on solid ground back at my family home in the Cleveland, Ohio area — with no plans to travel in the next couple of weeks. So expect me to be back this Friday with a fresh post for you all.

In the meantime, enjoy this dispatch of more scenes from our epic USA road trip!


Breakfast while camping on a tiny, forested island in Minnesota.


An unexpected birthday surprise with friends in Idaho.


Visiting Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.


One of Jun’s favorite camping dinners — kimchi instant noodles and kipper snacks.


Our best camping experience happened right here in Wisconsin at this quintessential Northern American campground. So peaceful, secluded and spacious!


Jun in the Black Hills of South Dakota.


Visiting with Susan Blumberg-Kason, author of Good Chinese Wife, in Chicago’s Chinatown.


As always, remembering that the couple that road trips together for justice stays together. (You can learn more about the case that prompted our journey to the US and the road trip at Generosity.)

Photo Essay: Scenes from Our Epic USA Road Trip

Wondering where I’ve been? It’s tough to keep up with blogging when you’ve traveled halfway around the world, followed by an epic road trip across America.

After arriving in Cleveland, Ohio last week (my humble hometown), we got behind the wheel and drove our way out to Boise, Idaho for some business related to my husband’s ongoing lawsuit. (To learn more about Jun’s case and how you can help support him, visit our page at

A road trip across the country — especially when it’s your first vacation in almost three years — is totally epic and exciting!

But it also doesn’t leave much time or space for blogging, as you can imagine. I’ve pulled into campsites or fallen into beds most evenings feeling completely drained.

I’ll be on the road until about August 7 — so until then, expect only sporadic blogging. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these scenes from our epic USA road trip!


Jun’s first bagel in almost three years.


Behind the wheel, driving through Nebraska.


A gas station in Iowa with a name that had us both LOL!


That night in Illinois when a downpour forced us to sleep in the car, instead of putting up our tent.


Reaching the highest summit on Interstate 80 in Wyoming.


Camping in Southern Wyoming — that night we gazed upon the Milky Way.


Lunch at a rest stop on Interstate 80.


Realizing that the couple that road trips together for a good cause stays together. 😉

Wishing you a wonderful summer, wherever you are. And know that I’ll be back after August 7 with more on the blog!