Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 7 – Madison, WI

Role Reversal A funny thing is happening as our vacation has stretched into its seventh day: Tara and I have switched roles. Early on she was the one looking for detours and saying we had all the time in the world to explore, while I was most interested in getting to the next hotel. Now, … Continue reading Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 7 – Madison, WI

Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 3 – Yellow Springs, OH

Green With Envy When we were living in the Pacific Northwest, I used to chuckle every time people would visit. Because they always ended up saying, "I can't believe how green it is here!" If I had a dime for every time I've uttered those words on this trip... I mean, seriously: The Black Hills … Continue reading Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 3 – Yellow Springs, OH

Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 2 – Champaign, IL

Tara has a different traveling philosophy than I do. I am very much a let's get from Point A to Point B person. I plot out our route, calculate the mileage, add in a little cushion for the requisite stops (gas, food, rest areas), and figure out how long it will take us to arrive. … Continue reading Getting OUR Griswold On: Day 2 – Champaign, IL

Getting My Griswold On – Day 8: Dayton, OH

Miles traveled today: 319.4 Total miles traveled: 3056.4 Gave Me A Warm Glow Yesterday evening, as the sun was sinking low in the sky, I wondered if I was far enough east to see fireflies. Half an hour later, I pulled back the curtains in my room to stare at the corn - it's mesmerizing, … Continue reading Getting My Griswold On – Day 8: Dayton, OH

Getting My Griswold On – Day 7: Bloomington, IL

Miles traveled today: 454.1 Total miles traveled: 2737.0 One Hail of a Storm Before I forget, here's video of the hailstorm that forced me to pull to the side of the interstate in Wall, SD on Sunday.   I'm telling you, it's amazing my windshield wasn't cracked. You can hear how hard it was coming … Continue reading Getting My Griswold On – Day 7: Bloomington, IL