July 5, 2017

We began this 4th of July greeting the sunrise overlooking the Missouri River across from Mobridge, SD.  Standing next to the Sitting Bull Memorial placed us on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, and caused us to have a respectful moment about what could have been in our country’s history.  Indeed, the sculpture relief of Sitting Bull’s likeness seems to show his face having a wary...

July 3, 2017

“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”   — Robert Louis Stevenson

On a long trip there will days that really boil down to just getting there.  Today was such a day, when just getting to Ortonville, MN was the goal.  A big chunk of time was spend on I-94 getting from Madison, WI through Minneapolis and St....

July 2, 2017

Heading along Michigan Avenue/ U.S. 12 in downtown Ypsilanti at 5:30am presents a lonely view of Ypsi’s main street…just a few of us knuckleheads are out there now.  But it was great to be on the road before daybreak and have the road pretty much to ourselves as we left Ypsi, cruised through Saline and we're out in the very rural southern Washtenaw County along U.S. 12 before a lazy su...

June 30, 2017

The lure of the road trip is constant in me, but like everyone, life does often limit a spontaneous response to “Let’s go!”  Now is the time to respond with a major road trip across America to cure the wanderlust urges with no particular timetable.

In the afterword of William Least Heat-Moon’s exhausting but brilliant road journal “Blue Highways – A Journey into America,” he writes:  “P...

June 26, 2017

It is easy to stand in front of a spectacular view of natural beauty and be satisfied with that picture.  In this photo from August 25, 2014 I'm alongside Swiftcurrent Lake at Many Glaciers, Glacier National Park taking a series of "twin peaks" photos.  But the journey (or journeys) to the view is just as important. This morning's journey included boarding the boat Chief Two Guns to cr...

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I am intrigued with traveling to (and sometimes working in) locations that are very different than where I happen to be living.  This wanderlust has taken me down many roads in North America and to several off-the-beaten-path roads around the world. This blog is dedicated to always seeking the wild road.


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