While Shig was a student at Penn State just for one year sent from Daido
Steel, Nagoya, and began study two months ago, two others had stayed there
as staff members for a couple of years.
Three of them had the same desire to make effective use of the long summer
"Why don't we drive somewhere far away?"
Toshi's suggestion was surely accepted by Yuichi and Shig, but where?
"Shall we make a round trip to the West Coast by my Mustang?"
Shig gladly agreed and said.
"Does it mean we will reach Los Angeles or somewhere all the way?
I'd like to see the Pacific Ocean and visit National Parks as many as possible
on the way to and from."
Their dream was widened endlessly.
Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, St. Louis, Phoenix, Los Alamos, Indian Reservations,
Las Vegas, ......, ......
In the result, they decided to make a round trip to the West Coast by Yuichi's
Mustang with no air conditioning and put up a tent at various camping grounds
as many nights as possible.
How long? Around one month within the summer holidays.
They set the starting day on Sunday, August 31st, and scheduled to get
back by the end of September.
Then they began equipping themselves and preparing the belongings for a
long trip including a tent for three people and bedding sets.
The following are most of what Shig bought before the trip.