Doing America is a road-trip travel series featuring tourist destinations and roadside attractions throughout the United States and the revelations one experiences as they explore the country by car.
One year later, Fazio and I picked up where we left off and filmed season two in which we visit several more places including San Francisco, Reno, and Death Valley. Watch all 6 episodes on YouTube.
SEASON 2 – TRAILER
EPISODE 1 – SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
DESCRIPTION: Ben Churchill and his friend John Fazio pick up where they left off on their last road trip when they head to San Francisco where they interview cat lovers at First Caturday in Dolores Park, stop by Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 to see the sea lions, go to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Company in Chinatown, drive over the Golden Gate Bridge, and check out an art installation called “The Wave Organ” in the Marina District.
EPISODE 2 – SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA
DESCRIPTION: Ben Churchill and his friend John Fazio head to the capitol of California, Sacramento, to visit historical Old Sacramento, check out the roadside attraction that’s a sculpture of Kevin Costner as he appeared in the film “Silverado,” make a quick stop at Folsom State Prison, and go to Folsom Lake to see how one of worst droughts in the state has affected the area.
EPISODE 3 – RENO, NEVADA
DESCRIPTION: Ben Churchill and his friend John Fazio visit Reno, Nevada where they check out the National Automobile Museum where there are more than 200 cars on exhibit, stop by the National Bowling Stadium where part of the movie “Kingpin” was filmed, learn about the homeless population, get a closer look at a scenic view along the side of the highway, and stumble upon The Shoe Tree on “The Loneliest Road in America,” route 50.
EPISODE 4 – ELY, NEVADA
DESCRIPTION: Ben Churchill and his friend John Fazio visit Ely, Nevada where they meet up with artist Jeff Weiss who is holding a remembrance ceremony for Prometheus, a bristlecone pine tree which is formerly the oldest living tree in the world, go for a hike in the Great Basin National Park, and stop by Major’s Station, a restaurant & bar that’s covered in money.
EPISODE 5 – DEATH VALLEY – PART 1
DESCRIPTION: Ben Churchill and his friend John Fazio head to Death Valley National Park after a last minute decision to go camping, stop in the semi-abandoned ghost town of Goldfield, Nevada, learn about a junk car sculpture park known as the International Car Forest of the Last Church, and start to feel the effects of being alone in the desert at night.
EPISODE 6 – DEATH VALLEY – PART 2
DESCRIPTION: Ben Churchill and his friend John Fazio wake up in Death Valley National Park after a night of camping, visit the large volcanic crater known as Ubehebe Crater, check out the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes, experience 110+ degree temperatures of the desert, go to Salt Creek Trail in hopes of seeing Pupfish, and reflect on the week-long road trip and what the learned from their adventure.