On the Road Again

Route: Walla Walla, Washington to Ely, Nevada to Las Vegas, Nevada to Flagstaff, Arizona
Total Miles Driven: 3,568  
Lodging: Home base (Walla Walla, WA); Prospector Hotel and Casino (Ely, NV); Private Condo (Las Vegas, NV); Days Hotel (Flagstaff, AZ)
Heard on the Radio: Then We Came to the End (audiobook, by Joshua Ferris)
Best Eats: Besides home-cooked meals, Brasserie Four (Walla Walla); Serious Pie & Biscut (Seattle); Prospector Hotel and Casino (Ely); Wicked Spoon (Las Vegas); Wildflower Bread Company (Flagstaff)

Since my last post, our Great American Road Trip has taken us …Continue reading →

Great American Road Trip – Day 5

Route: Salt Lake City, Utah to Walla Walla, Washington
Miles Driven: 592
Lodging: Home base!
Heard on the Radio: Summer of ‘69 (Bryan Adams); Running on Empty (Jackson Browne)
Best Eats: Idaho Joe’s (Twin Falls, Idaho) – The peach pie was great!
Miles Run: 3.5 (Salt Lake City)

Yesterday was the final day of part one of our month-long road trip. We arrived in Walla Walla, Washington – M.’s hometown – shortly after sunset …Continue reading →

Great American Road Trip – Day 4

IMG_4443Route: Durango, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah
Miles Driven: 455
Lodging: La Quinta Inn, Salt Lake City
Best Eats: Car picnic lunch from Trader Joe’s
Heard on the Radio: Audiobook – In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
Miles Run: 4.5 (Durango, Colorado)

America the Beautiful.

These three words just about sum up our day. Rather than attempting to describe what I mean, I offer you the following photos, all taken today. Continue reading →

Great American Road Trip – Day 1

Route: Matamoros, Mexico to Abilene, Texas
Miles Covered: 537
Lodging: Candlewood Suites, Abilene, Texas
Best Eats: The Dodging Duck Brewhaus, Boerne, Texas
Heard on the Radio: Little Jeannie (Elton John)

We began our day before dawn, scrambling to pack, recycle, or donate our last few odds and ends in the house. Although we were running a little behind schedule, we left Matamoros at 9:00 am …Continue reading →