13 day Cross Country trip  

Major Stops: Washington, DC, Chicago, Illinois Arizona, Las Vegas, Neveda, Los Angeles, Ca &   Albuquerque, New Mexico

1.   Tuesday - 7/16/13
- Left from Union Station via train to go to Chicago first,then........

Places we stopped at:

Illinois: (Naperville, Mendota, Princeton, Galesburg, Fort Madison
Iowa: Fort Madison
Missouri: La Plata, Kansas City, Lawrence, Topeka, Newton, Hutchinson, Dodge City, Garden City
Colorado: Lumar, La Junta, Trinidad
Los Angeles, Ca
Las Vegas, NV
Flagstaff, Arizona
New Mexico:  Raton, Las Vegas, Lamy, Alburquerque, Gallup
Albuquerque, Arizona: Winslow, Flagstaff, Williams Junction, Kingman (Route 66)
California: Needles, Barstow, Victorville, San Bernardino, Riverside, Fullerton, Los Angles, San Monica

Sites we saw in Chicago:
1. Black History Museum - DuSable Museum                8. Birth Place of Gospel
2. House that Michael Jordan Built (United Center)       9. statue of Michael Jordan (Chicago)
3. Malcolm X Community College                                  10. Underground Railroad Stations
4. Harpo (Oprah's)  Studio (Chicago)                           11. Birth Place of Black History Month
5. Ida B. Wells                                                               12. Birth Place of Gospel
6.  Sammie Davis Street                                                13.  Largest Black own Daily Paper
7.  Millennium Park                                                        14.  Obama's home & his favorite places to visit (book store)

Sites we saw in Flagstaff:                                        
1.        Grand Canyon                                                       

Sites we saw in Los Angeles
1.       San Monica, LA National Cemetery, Century City, 405 Freeway  4.  20 Century, Beverly Hills, Beverly Hilton, Flatlands of B Hills
2.        Wilchire Bld, La west side, UCLA, (LA is called Big Orange or Avalcado) 5.  Actors Studio, (Phyllis Ave),
3.        Brentwood, Hollywood Hill, Westwood Blvd, Gold Coast, Wealthy International 6. Sunset Blvd, 77 sunset strip, Directors Guild of Hollywood
7.        Saks Fifth Avenue, St John, Redo Drive, Camden, Deverly Hills, Sunset Blvd
Sites we saw in Albuguerque
1.  Terrible storm  on the last night in town (rain, lighting, hail, wind)

Hotels:
MCM Elegante Hotel - 2020 Memaul, Albuguerque, Nm
Crowne Plaza - Chicafo, Illinois
Rdisson - Flagstaff, AZ

Main event: Grand Canyon National Park ( South Rim)
Hotels : Crowne Plaza Hotel & Resort (Chicago),  Woodlands (Flagstaff), Harrahs (Las Vegas), MGM Elegante Hotel (Albuquerque, New Mexico)