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This is the story of our cross-country trip & the interesting people and places we encounter. 
I mean, the two of us.. driving a BIG ol' truck.. pulling a monstrous RV.. 
What could possibly go wrong?

November 25, 2019

It's hard to believe but a little over 24 months ago, we pulled up stakes in Delaware and became asphalt adventurers.

Day One!

We have seen and done so much that whenever I sat to chronicle our travels, fond memories, too numerous to count, would flood my mind.

But I do...

October 20, 2019

In my last blog post, I mentioned our visit to giant dunes of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore..

While those mammoth dunes were indeed impressive (450' high), they weren't conducive to walking, as you can see in the photo below:

But the gently rolling, sandy hills...

October 6, 2019

Quick! ..Where is the tart-cherry capital of the United States?

[Que the Jeopardy music]

Well, stay tuned to find out the answer to this very pressing question!

After spending a week "tooling" around the Upper Peninsula, our travels took us down the western edge of the s...

September 10, 2019

Okay, so it wasn't really that bad, but everybody had talked with such glowing reverence for the Upper Peninsula,  otherwise known as the "U - P", that I expected so much more..

The Upper Peninsula is the northernmost part of the the state of Michigan.

It borders three...

August 19, 2019

Like the lyrics to the popular song state: we spent our summertime in northern Michigan.  This is the second of four blog posts describing amazing time in the Great Lakes State. Today, I want to tell you about our time in the Mackinaw City area; the uppermost point of...

July 10, 2019

If you read my last post, you might think the title of this blog refers to the roads we encountered in Michigan. While driving on those roads was indeed torturous, I am referring to the fact that Michigan actually has a town known for fire and brimstone.

Yes, there is...

June 15, 2019

This is something my mother used to say to me as she was pulling the toy truck from my hands that I was probably using as a hammer to make a point with one of my siblings. If this parable holds any truth, then lower Michigan does not deserve to have roads.

What do I mea...

May 31, 2019

What comes to mind when you think of Cleveland?

Go ahead, I'll wait..

[insert sounds of crickets chirping]

..Not much, right? Except for some really bad sports teams, the city does not evoke many powerful or memorable images. Back in the late 80's when I worked as a Lo...

May 3, 2019

After leaving Dayton we traveled to the very heart of Ohio, geographically and politically, the capital city of Columbus.

This city was once our beloved hometown.

Back in the 1980's, when Lorraine was in graduate school, we lived in Columbus for almost five years. Our...

March 26, 2019

As described in prior posts, this leg of our journey has taken us through a variety of beautiful states: Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, [Georgia and Tennessee (again)], and lastly Kentucky.

And now we were about to cross the border into a state we...

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