Richard Chen

Bussing Across America (2019)


March 2019

During freshman year, I wanted to do a trip cross country in a car from New York to San Fran to visit my sister. Turns out you can’t rent a car until you’re 25 in America without ridiculous fees, so we took greyhound busses instead. It took my friend Matt and I over 10 days, and we made some unforgettable memories on the way.

Our stops were Columbus, St. Louis, Kansas City, Denver, and San Francisco. Busses are brutal to sleep on. Would not recommend.

St. Louis from the other side of the Mississippi River

Kansas City, Missouri

Mc.Donalds in Goodland, Kansas

St. Louis Arch

Columbus, OH

Abandoned Baseball Stadium in Columbus, Ohio

Icecream shop in Columbus

Bullet Holes

Tree growing into metal in Kansas City

St. Louis Arch

Abanonded Highway Overpass in Columbus, Ohio

Paper Factory in Kansas City

Our first bus from New York to Columbus. Look how happy we are.

First time trying Alligator

Our last bus from Kansas City to Denver. Look how happy we are.

Rocky Mountain National Park

Reaching the Bay