Apple Store’s #1 fan travels cross country to celebrate 10th anniversary

“To celebrate Apple Retail’s tenth anniversary, Gary Allen just drove 3,200 miles, crossed 12 states, and burned 100 gallons of gas,” Leander Kahney reports for Cult of Mac. “His destination?”

“Apple’s first store, Tysons Corner (Virg.) in the suburbs of Washington D.C.,” Kahney reports. “Apple opened the store at 10am on May 19, 2001 — 10 years ago today.”

Kahney reports, “Allen left his home is Oakland, Calif., five days ago. Allen is the webmaster of, which has been detailing Apple’s retail stores around the world for the last six years (and has turned into an amazing resource).”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: Follow Allen’s road trip via

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lava_Head_UK” for the heads up.]


  1. OK, so that’s definitely a pilgrimage of a sort. Goes with the previous MDN story about “MRI scan shows Apple stimulates same areas of brain as religion.”

    I get that same feeling going to a Macworld Expo.

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