No, I am not out to beat the cross-country record, in fact quite the opposite. I plan on leisurely exploring the country and living out one of my life long dreams (which I feel rather lucky to be able to pull off at the age of 19). I have wanted to do this since as long as I can remember, and my current situation life-style wise fortunately will allow me to pull this off. I will be taking my incredibly reliable 1999 ML320 across the country, where it will tick a quarter of a million miles somewhere in the middle of the USA. I will be traveling to LAX with a friend of mine, but he will be catching a plane back to NYC as soon as we get to LAX. On the way back I may be driving the whole way back alone or a family member may meet me in Arizona because they really want to see the grand canyons and then they will drive back with me.

Along the way I will try my best to post pictures and updates from my journey and how my trusty ML320 is doing. I am leaving monday morning and hope to be in california before Friday. What I ask of you, oppo, is suggestions for where to stop, and if you live in one of the states between NY and CA and want to meet up, shoot me a line (mars478@gmail.com) and we can arrange that! If you see a Black ML320 with a Jalopnik sticker on it driving down the highway with the NJ plates MARS478 give me a wave!