Welcome! I think you'll really enjoy the community here, I know I have. Everyone is warm and receptive, ready to start a conversation. Please drop by and check out the FAQ and the Site Rules to get started.
The rest of the journey is simply learning the UI, understanding the community, and sharing LOTS of content. As others have mentioned, I would be interested in seeing some of your pictures and reading some of your experiences from your tour of the US. I don't do Facebook but please update us here if you ever post something to Snapzu! I am particularly interested in your take on Alaska and what parts you visited. Thanks!