Ten years ago, I had a sudden desire to move to Omaha, Nebraska. This was weird. I had never even been to Omaha at the time. I'd driven by, on the freeway, during my road trip a couple of weeks earlier. But for some reason I got it in my head that I wanted to … Continue reading Hanging Out with Charlie & Bob
During our recent trek across Nevada, we were fortunate to stumble upon an elusive Nevada Shoe tree (genus: Pinus Adidas). This rare species is characterized by clusters of hanging fruit measuring roughly one foot long. Their rubbery texture makes them inedible (some say the flavor is reminiscent of sole), but the fibrous laces are often … Continue reading Sole Survivor
Tara was supposed to drive to Ely last Friday to take care of house-related business and visit family, but decided to cancel at the last minute when a snowstorm in Wyoming threatened to make the trip treacherous. Because she already had a suitcase packed and was itching to hit the road, she suggested we drive … Continue reading Funky F.C.
Last summer, during my road trip back east, I drove through the Badlands of South Dakota. Traversing the winding road past majestic, red-striped ancient rock formations, I cranked up the music really loudly, rocking out to the one song that made sense at that moment: "Badlands" by Bruce Springsteen. Because I'm both a literalist, and … Continue reading Poor Men Wanna Be Rich, Rich Men Wanna Be Kings
Miles traveled today: 607.9 Total miles traveled: 4335.1 Missed the Bullet Hole. Damn. I have to give props to the Super 8 in Cameron, MO: nicest motel on this trip so far. The king-sized bed was plush, the air-conditioning icy cold and refreshing, the wireless internet worked without a hiccup, and the coffee was superb. … Continue reading Getting My Griswold On – Day 11: Sidney, NE