Tag: adventure

  • If You Build It, They Will Come

    If You Build It, They Will Come

    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 […]

  • So long, Frank Lloyd Wright

    So long, Frank Lloyd Wright

    Oak Park is the home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses and buildings.

  • So Many Beautiful Cars

    So Many Beautiful Cars

    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 few […]

  • So Much Fame, All in One Day

    So Much Fame, All in One Day

    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 saw […]

  • Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish

    Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish

    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 not […]

  • The City of Angels, Time to Head East

    The City of Angels, Time to Head East

    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 I […]

  • The Pacific Coast; Washington and Oregon

    The Pacific Coast; Washington and Oregon

    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 feet […]

  • Seattle… Where the Smoke Broke and the Clouds Hung Low

    Seattle… Where the Smoke Broke and the Clouds Hung Low

    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 washer […]

  • A Little Rough Around the Edges

    A Little Rough Around the Edges

    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 hairpin […]

  • Week 1 – The Great Road Trip

    Week 1 – The Great Road Trip

    I don’t know if this will be a long post or a brief one. I’m currently at a hotel in Sioux City, Iowa. I’ll start with what I’ve learned so far. 5 hours of driving daily is a bit excessive. So, I’ve cut out the Colorado sites and set up a more relaxed trip across […]