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 agendaContinue 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 stopContinue 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 SiteContinue 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.
When I was just about done planning my trip, I started seeing promos for the Hall of Fame game on the NFL channel. For anyone who doesn’t know me, football is life. In my planning, I included a trip to the LA Coliseum to watch my Redskins play the LA Rams. But when I sawContinue reading “So Much Fame, All in One Day”
I’ve been home a few days now, and I realize the last time I wrote anything I was on the west coast. I have stories from my trek across I-40 back east, but today I want to tell you about the very first lesson I learned. Listen to the Locals Rest assured, this is notContinue reading “Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish”
I took today off. I had breakfast, and I made an appointment for a neck and shoulder massage at my hotel (known as the tech massage). No plans for site seeing today. I saw quite a bit of LA yesterday, it was great. So it’s time to start heading east, back toward home. Am IContinue reading “The City of Angels, Time to Head East”
Around 4,500 miles, over 44 different sights, 3 weeks of driving, and two days ago, I arrived in Seattle, WA. First things first, after being on the road that long, the most fantastic discovery was my “hotel” was actually an apartment building, and my apartment had all the amenities of a home including a washerContinue reading “Seattle… Where the Smoke Broke and the Clouds Hung Low”
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”