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July 20, 2017

“Here I was at the end of America - no more land - and now there was nowhere to go but back.” 
― Jack Kerouac

July 19 – After a pleasant overnight with relatives in Sams Valley, OR the journey continues, connection on US 199 at Grants Pass, OR and heading for Crescent City, CA for touch of the Pacific Ocean and taking as much time in the giant redwood trees as we can on this brief visit...

July 20, 2017

Stuff your eyes with wonder, he said, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds.  See the world.  It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.

--Ray Bradbury

July 18 – Left Bend, OR just before sunrise to travel to Crater Lake National Park.  The area south of Bend until north of the Park is kind of like northern Michigan with flat land, sandy soil, and lots of...

July 18, 2017

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.     

-Edward Abbey from the preface to Desert Solitaire

July 14-15 - After arriving in Toppenish the night before, we did a further walkabout to view more murals in the morning.  It’s quite impressive how the murals depict the range of cultural diversity in the area…I assume the depictio...

July 15, 2017

July 13 – Left Kennewick, WA on another picture-perfect blue-sky morning and since U.S 12 blends with I-82 to north of Yakima where it becomes its own entity again, we needed a side trip to keep up the 2-lane road discovery.  Boy did we find it!

First was the town of Prosser about 35 miles west of Kennewick via the Interstate.  Turning off to pick up WA Rt. 22 to our first exploration o...

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....

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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