she hoped she wasn’t really headed anywhere in particular,
but just in case she was,
she had taken precautions to ensure it would take
her an exceptionally long time
to get there…
I’ve always had a fascination with cars, and road trips, but it wasn’t until June 2016 at the age of 37 that I got my driver’s license.
A few months later I got my first car, and with that, began contemplating my first epic road trip.
It was initially supposed to last a month, but because I’d been given the freedom to do what I want, it became a 45ish day trip traveling through almost every state in the continental US and totaling 12,000 miles of driving.
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We arrived in New Orleans on Friday, March 16th, as a belated birthday present to my apprentice traveler. While I’d only briefly visited the city years before, it clung to me like the swamp moss surrounding the Crescent City, the Big Easy, Nawlins. In the airport’s hustle and bustle, we picked up an unexpected additionalContinue reading “New Orleans – I Miss You Already”
Before leaving the Towsend / Canyon Ferry Lake KOA, my new friend recommended I stop at the Avon Family Cafe on my way to Missoula. She said they took good care of her, and the food was delicious. A warm home-cooked breakfast seemed like just the right thing since this is what I woke upContinue reading “Missoula, Montana”
I woke up the morning of September 3rd to my first chilly morning. It was 50 degrees when I woke up, and I was delighted to have packed warm sleepwear. On the day’s agenda was a drive back through the Grand Tetons into Yellowstone to see Old Faithful. When you’ve been on the road forContinue reading “Yellowstone on Labor Day Weekend”
I woke up the morning of August 23rd at the Sandusky / Bay Shore KOA. I drove over to Cedar Point, not realizing it was a theme park. Research, before you visit a place, is very important! I spent $20 to access the parking lot, look at the theme park, and drive away. A fewContinue reading “So Many Beautiful Cars”
One thing I neglected to mention in my previous post, about my spot at the Kalaloch Campground, was just how close it was to US-101. When I pulled into the site, I noticed a little opening that looked perfect for the tent. As I went to inspect it, I realized it was maybe 100 feetContinue reading “The Pacific Coast; Washington and Oregon”
It’s been almost two weeks since I left home. It will take a long time to describe all the beautiful things I’ve seen since my last post. I’ve driven through the flatlands of Iowa and eastern South Dakota. I camped in the Badlands and traveled 200 feet underground in the Wind Cave. I navigated hairpinContinue reading “A Little Rough Around the Edges”