Category: On the Road

And Suddenly We’re Back

Fourth of July in St. Louis

ShareRoadTrip 2014 just flew by! Bittersweet as usual. We left out on the Fourth of July and headed to St. Louis, Missouri. From there to the Field Museum in Chicago, to the Eternal Flame Falls, the Great Lakes, and on up to Maine and the easternmost point in the United States. On the loop back, …

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Travel Tip: Needing a Plastic Baggie

ShareSometimes you’re settled in for the evening at the motel, finishing off your delivered pizza, and you find that the pizza box won’t fit in the little motel fridge, so you need a baggie for the leftover slices. Use the plastic ice bags from the ice bucket! Use the extra trash bags under the bag …

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What I Did Last Summer Part 2: Alabama

Benjamin and Terry at the Museum

ShareOn day two of our trip, we woke up in Tupelo, Mississippi, hit the road for Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and did our first museum of the trip, the Alabama Museum of Natural History on the University of Alabama campus. It’s a really nice museum, and we liked it even better than some of the bigger ones. …

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What I Did Last Summer Part 1: The Crossroads

Benjamin at the Crossroads

ShareFour months after our summer road trip, I think I have recovered enough to write about it. Oh, it wasn’t bad, no trauma or catastrophes. The flat tire discovered the next morning at a motel was probably the worst thing to happen. No animals escaped from any zoos. We set out July 12, 2013 at …

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Why I Like Motel 6

ShareWe driven around most of the United States almost every summer for the last 20 years. We’ve stayed in all kinds of motels and hotels. There was the antique hotel in Cripple Creek. There was the bedbuggy motel in Houston; we didn’t stay there. We got our money back on that one as soon as …

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A Word About Fudge

ShareFudge does not melt. Do not be taken in by those places advertising fudge that won’t melt. They’ve added some kind of corn syrup or something like that to it. It won’t ever melt. Four thousand years from now, it will look the same. It becomes a whole other food. It’s not even really fudge …

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