Drive-by-Shooting: Cross Country in under 5 Days!

So I finally get a chance to drive coast-to-coast and wouldn’t you know it — It’s not going to be a photo trip.  I’m pressed for time, relocating to DC, at least partially, since my wife is flying back a week later to get our house sold and help keep the cash flow as positive as possible while I re-establish myself as a photographer in DC.  Anyhow, being pressed for time didn’t mean I wouldn’t stop anywhere or even take some detours to see a couple things along the way — After all, I may not get to it again!  Unfortunately, photography wise, it was pretty lame.  We never had great skies or even good light but, — you’re visiting famous landmarks — of course you still take pictures and you complain endlessly about how much better they could have been at the right time of year, the right time of day, if you’d actually gotten out of the car, etc…  Here are a few pictures that I’m not so ashamed-of to not share with you here but remember:  They could have been so much better under the right conditions!!!  🙂

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Badlands National Park, SD. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Badlands National Park, SD. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Badlands National Park, SD. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Badlands National Park, SD. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Badlands National Park, SD. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Badlands National Park, SD. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Mount Rushmore visitors center. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Mount Rushmore visitors center. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Mount Rushmore visitors center. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
Mount Rushmore visitors center. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
The site of Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
The site of Custer’s last stand at Little Big Horn. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
The site of Custer's last stand at Little Big Horn. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)
The site of Custer’s last stand at Little Big Horn. (PHOTO COPYRIGHT © 2009 ROBERT GIROUX)

These guys are funny even at the Smithsonian!

Anyone who knows me can tell you I love to laugh and that’s what made this assignment an especially fun one for me.  The cast of the new movie  “A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” are very funny people and they were in exceptional form for this press conference – as can be seen in these pictures.

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Actors (L-R) Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Robert Giroux
Actors (L-R) Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Giroux

Actors (L-R) Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Robert Giroux
Actors (L-R) Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, Ben Stiller, Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Giroux
Actors (L-R) Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Robert Giroux
Actors (L-R) Robin Williams, Ricky Gervais and Hank Azaria answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Giroux
Actors (L-R) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009.  REUTERS/Robert Giroux
Actors (L-R) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams and Ricky Gervais answer reporters questions in the Smithsonian Castle at a news conference to discuss their new movie, "A Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian" in Washington May 14, 2009. REUTERS/Robert Giroux