Oprah takes a road trip.

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After The Oprah Show's huge 20th season, what do you do for a summer vacation? How about doing what Oprah says "was one of the craziest things I've ever done."

Time for a road trip!

Oprah says she got the idea from a Chevrolet commercial from her childhood. The ad, with its catchy "See the U.S.A. in a Chevrolet" jingle, always aired right after Lassie. "It was 30 seconds that really stuck with me for several decades," Oprah says.

Now, years later, Oprah was going to do just what that jingle said—see the U.S.A. in a Chevy Impala. This epic journey would start in Santa Barbara, California, and end 10 days and 3,600 miles later in New York City...just in time for the Tony Awards.