Eric Hi, my name is Eric Grivel. Together with my wife Nicoline I will be traveling the length of I-70, starting at the eastern end in Baltimore and going all the way to the western end in Cove Fort, Utah.

To be honest, one of the reasons I created this website is just because I can—I am an Internet programmer by profession and maintaining my personal website is one of my hobbies. But I also created this site because we found during our 2007 two-month trip around the U.S. that it is fun to stay in touch with friends and family during a long trip. And more importantly we found in the five years since that the diary of a trip is a wonderful electronic keepsake, one that we keep coming back to years later.

Another of my hobbies is photography which is why this website is also geared towards maintaining a photographic record of the trip. This means that I'm planning to spend an hour or more every evening downloading photos from the camera to the laptop, sorting through, labeling and (if necessary) processing them, and finally posting the best ones on the website.

I sincerely hope that those of you reading this will have as much fun as we intend to have on the trip!

Read all of Eric’s Trip Diary.