Category: General

February 15, 2019 Lynne No comments exist

“There was nowhere to go but everywhere, so just keep on rolling under the stars.” — Jack Kerouac, On the Road Two years ago today, Nick, Bella and I said goodbye to our comfortable life and home. Our empty house was for sale. We had given away, sold or thrown out almost all of our accumulated possessions….

November 26, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

When we left California wine country, we knew it was time to head home.  While we hadn’t seen or done everything that we wanted too, we were ready to spend some time with our family.   Nick studied the map and proposed that we take I-80, a route that crosses through the heartland of our…

November 13, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

The tragic scenes of the fires in California reminded me that I hadn’t posted this blog about our trip to this beautiful state.  There were several large fires while we were there and we were struck by the impact of these fires on our western states.  Our prayers go out to the people who are…

August 24, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

There were a few things that we definitely wanted to do on our epic cross-country US road trip.  Seeing the Redwoods was one of them.  As we drove Highway 101 out of Oregon and into Northern California, Nick and I scoured the woods at the roadside for our first glimpse of the Redwoods.  We saw…

August 14, 2018 Lynne 4 comments

When my kids were growing up, they only had a few computer games.  One of them was “The Oregon Trail”. After the kids went to bed at night, I would spend hours playing that game.  I had lots of images in my head about Oregon, but I was about to be surprised. For my fellow…

August 7, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

I’d be lying if I said we weren’t nervous about crossing the mountains that stood between us and the west coast.  There’s really no avoiding them.  We relied heavily on Google in our decision to take route I-90 from South Dakota, through Wyoming and Montana and into Idaho. We left our campground bright and early,…

July 27, 2018 Lynne 2 comments

Out of the Badlands an into the Black Hills.  It was only about 100 miles to our next campground, but we stopped at the Rapid City Regional Airport to pick up a rental car.  There was just so much to see and a lot of distance to cover, and having a car would be a…

July 15, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

The Badlands.  That’s where the bad guys always tried to hide in the old westerns we watched when we were young.  One look at the landscape and you can see why.  It would be easy to disappear in these hills.  You would have to want to catch someone pretty bad to follow them into The…

July 13, 2018 Lynne No comments exist

St. Louis was not on our list of places to go.  But we were close by, and we figured we might as well stop and see the iconic Arch and eat some St. Louis barbecue.  Besides, Meet Me in St. Louis is one of my favorite all-time movies,  That’s a perfectly sensible reason for taking a…