In January a friend and fellow photographer from Russia called me and said she was coming for another visit to the US in May. She also mentioned that she was interested in doing a cross country road trip. "You should absolutely do that!" I said, "It's a classic American pastime!" Excited she asked, "Well do you want to come with?" "...Well...why not?" I said. Two months later we teamed with Sixt USA and were headed west.