Friday, August 28, 2015
* Approximately 10,731 miles traveled
* $1306.70 spent on fuel for 456 total gallons of fuel
* 23.5mpg average
* two oil changes
* no flats
* no added water/coolant
* one deer
* many bugs
* headlights still work
* air conditioning still works
* two new windshield cracks (small but time for a new one)
* 26 different hotels, 2 family abodes
* at least 26 parks
* at least 23 restaurants
* 1 weird tan pattern
Friday, August 21, 2015
700+ miles driven today, made it home at about 1:45am, house is in surprisingly good order, kids now sleeping after transfer from the van, very good food in Reno yet again (Laughing Planet Cafe). Also, it was announced that the showers were not working in Winnemucca, but this did not affect us. Last, note that there is a mobile tattoo parlor in Elko NV.
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Hwy 93 Lewis and Clark Trail south, snack and traffic in Missoula, first roadkill in Idaho at night, temp variation from 40F to 90F in the same valley, lots of mice on the road at night, nuclear test facilities (and no towns) north east of Idaho Falls, lots of eagle's nests in WY, no bears. Now in UT, work tomorrow, then home. Burned steak in adjacent hotel room equals long spells of fire detector music.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Long drive on gravel roads in the Blackfeet Nation. Glacier National Park continues to be darn awesome. Lots of burned areas this year, Going-to-the-Sun Road was open though. Our feet were dirty this evening.
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Lots of wildlife the last couple days, not much human life. Hard to get a hotel in Bozeman MT in the summer, happy accident of hitting a super good restaurant here in Billings - The Fieldhouse Cafe. Tomorrow is Glacier National Park!
Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Super cupcakes in Pierre, drive through sunflower fields to the Badlands, quick stop near an old missile silo (8 man crew above, 2 man crew below), very warm climb through the Badlands, wind through Lakota land and Pine Ridge Reservation where the Wounded Knee massacre took place, now in Hot Springs with designs on the Wind Caves and Devil's Tower tomorrow.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Morning in Oshkosh visiting the Air Museum there, really interesting experimental airplanes from over the years, three oldest also were taken up for short plane rides as part of the ticket price. Crossed the Mississippi in Winona which is a pretty interesting little town, also passed a weird intersection where one store sold adult fantasies, potatoes, and used farm equipment.
Monday, August 10, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Friday, July 31, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Sunday, July 19, 2015
Rainy day for many sections, cool gravel road through northern VT (Route 58), border crossing on a small road where I almost ran the stop sign (in fairness, it did say "ARRET"), dinner at a good but surprisingly expensive Thai restaurant in Montreal, then a couple hours through a lightning storm to Ottawa. No moose have been seen yet. Many of the towns/villages along our route have been crushingly cute. Please stop.
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Winding day through New Hampshire, New England niceness overload. Stopped in Meredith NH for lunch and walking around the lake, climbed a few thousand feet to Mt. Washington (a private road - $60!) and hung out in wind and clouds, then through the rain to Lancaster. Tomorrow we start aiming west for real.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Time for a short jaunt to Michigan where we will stay with my parents and work out of our house there. Today I think was a bit roundabout in that we left Brooklyn relatively early (before noon), ran into significant traffic while visiting some relatives in Staten Island, and then again on our way north. New City NY is very nice if anybody asks (thanks OZ).
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Sorry for the slightly confused post title, it's just that it is the first time I haven't started the day by driving in awhile :)
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Bit of a hike today, took 13 through Wilmington DE and South Philly, lots of traffic. Good food at the South Philadelphia Tap Room, lots of meandering through industrial zones, finally through traffic on Staten Island and on the Belt Parkway, now with babushka and dyedushka, no driving for awhile.