Last summer, the six members of the Ferry family did something truly crazy. We drove our 2003 Honda Odyssey nearly 7,000 miles from Richmond to Seattle and home again. Needless to say, it was a very loud minivan.
Along the way we saw some of the most beautiful vistas our country has to offer. Many of these were in the seven National Parks we visited: Mount Rushmore, the Badlands, Wind Cave, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, Glacier, and Shenandoah. We planned to hit several more before returning to Virginia, but our transmission died in Boise. What was supposed to be a relaxing week's drive became a three-day sprint so that we could get back in time for school.
I had my violin with me, since I planned to play at our cousin's wedding (the reason for our epic journey). Somehow I got the notion that it would be fun to play fiddle tunes and American favorites with these famous sites in the background. Jenny agreed to film my performances, and they became the "Fiddlin' Across America" series on my YouTube channel.
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service's founding, here are the videos we shot in the parks we enjoyed during our journey.