Hey thank you! In fact, much of the storyline from the last three years chronicles places I've been and routes I've taken and a lot of the little details were the funny things that struck me along the way. Like the "Swetsville Family Zoo" north of Denver. And in fact I've witnessed a power outage in a Reno casino. And I once did the SF->Denver I-80 route (the other direction) in 20 hours, stopping only for gas, powered by a 3-liter bottle of Mountain Dew.
The cityscapes are all thanks to Google images, though. My memory isn't that
good. It only tells me what to search for.
A popular game with Nukees might be to try to find the image that I used for each scene. Like:
It's not a hard game--very often it's on the first page of search results.