Montana Medicine

Saturday, we drove three hours to Medicine Rocks State Park in Montana. Think of it as prep work for our upcoming road trip! A coworker at Ye Olde Publishing Company told me about this place last year, wooing me with pictures of cool rock formations and carvings. To say it's off the beaten path is … Continue reading Montana Medicine

1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 3: Rapid City, SD

Honey...I'm home! Funny concept, home. Most people have a hometown, or at the very least a place they associate with growing up. Being an Air Force brat, I never had that. Home truly was wherever I hung my hat. Honolulu was home three different times. Dayton was home. Vancouver, WA was home for what I … Continue reading 1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 3: Rapid City, SD

1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 2: Billings, MT

I am writing from the air-conditioned comfort of a Super 8 in Billings, Montana. It's roughly 1,000,000x better than the crappy Rodeway Inn we stayed at in Spokane last night. Funny story about this place: when I arrived in town exactly seven years ago, I walked into the Day's Inn to make a reservation and … Continue reading 1,250 Miles in the Slow Lane – Pt. 2: Billings, MT

Open Mouth, Insert Foot

You know how sometimes, occasionally, once in a blue moon, I have a tendency to stick my foot in my mouth and end up in an awkward situation? Oh, boy. A couple of days ago really took the cake. It started with a group text from a number I did not recognize. I assumed they'd … Continue reading Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Montana is Huge

After a long day of driving - emphasis on long, because holy shit, did you know that Montana is huge?! - we arrived in Rapid City a little before 9:00 this evening. We actually woke up at 3:45 in Post Falls, Idaho, and were on the road by 5:00 a.m. Barely spent any time in … Continue reading Montana is Huge

Asphalt Intrusion

I seem to have run out of things to say as of late. Ironic, considering words are my bread and butter. Literally. (Though nowadays, it's whole wheat bread and nothing more than a schmear. Damn you, diabetes). But then I remembered today is Flashback Friday, and who says that only applies to photos? Memories are … Continue reading Asphalt Intrusion

Getting My Griswold On – Day 3: Rapid City, SD

Miles traveled today: 434.5 Total miles traveled: 1380.4 A Parting Shot or Two Pulling out of Billings this morning at 7:30, it occurred to me that I might have been a little harsh on the town. Perhaps the outskirts would prove to be a little more, umm...Montana-like. So as I drove past on the interstate, … Continue reading Getting My Griswold On – Day 3: Rapid City, SD

Getting My Griswold On – Day 2: Billings, MT

Miles traveled today: 570.6 Total miles traveled: 945.9 Next Time Remind Me to Write a List I was served a reminder today - in the form of an early morning thunderstorm as I was loading my car to depart Spokane - that I forgot to pack a jacket. Or a sweatshirt, of any sort. All … Continue reading Getting My Griswold On – Day 2: Billings, MT