I'm taking a break in my journaling of the Great Road Trip to talk about a more recent adventure. 2018 started out in the middle of nearly 3 weeks of subfreezing temperatures in the Mid-Atlantic, a place that generally has mild winters. To top it off, I started 2018 with a massive cold (maybe the … Continue reading Pausing for Cunningham Falls
August 30th was a relatively uneventful day. Thermopolis was a two-day drive, so I set out from the Blue Bell Campground to make my way into Wyoming. I stopped at a Walmart in Gillette, WY to buy a 14" charcoal grill to replace the propane grill I'd all but given up on. Thanks to my … Continue reading Jo-Bawb’s and Bighorns
I could have stayed in the Badlands, exploring, for days, but on the morning of August 29th I set out on the scenic route to the Black Hills National Forest, home to Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse, and Wind Cave. Two hours later I arrived at my first stop. Mount Rushmore was put on the agenda … Continue reading Black Hills National Forest, Presidents and Lakota
On August 27th I crossed into South Dakota. I made it through what people described as the most tedious part of my drive. Iowa is very flat, and the roads are very straight. After excessively exceeding the speed limit a couple times, I learned how to use my cruise control in Iowa. My first stop … Continue reading Welcome to South Dakota
On August 25th, I crossed the Mississippi River in Dubuque, Iowa. It was such a milestone for me as a new driver, and someone on a road trip, I fired up the dashboard camera and captured a video of me driving across. My first stop for the day was the Field of Dreams Movie Site … Continue reading If You Build It, They Will Come
Oak Park is the home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses and buildings.
On August 23rd I visited the Auburn Cord Duesenberg museum and the Studebaker Museum, ending my day at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.