At the beginning of this year, I rented an expensive van and took a one-way road trip to Washington, D.C. – my new home. In the past five years, I’ve made two cross-country moves. First from Illinois to Arizona and now from Arizona to D.C.

I was in Phoenix for over three years. I had great opportunities, bought a home, met lifelong friends, and fell in love with the desert. I don’t know when I’ll be back, but in the meantime I put together a few of my favorite photos from America’s greatest state.