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

Ay, Oh, Way to Go

It was 70º yesterday. Sure felt a lot like spring, but I'd be a fool to believe we've turned the corner on a new season. One glance at the forecast reveals the truth. That's how we transition to spring around here. In fits and starts. You get a little taste of it and then the … Continue reading Ay, Oh, Way to Go

Bloomington Because of Monday

Is planning a vacation seven years in advance overdoing it? I hope not, because I've already got my sights set on a future road trip. My destination? Bloomington, Indiana. April 8, 2024. If you're wondering why Bloomington, it's because of Monday. Not to sound overly dramatic, but that day turned out to be one of … Continue reading Bloomington Because of Monday

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