Month: September 2023

  • Roadtrip Day 5: Taliesin, Effigy Mounds, Toppling Goliath, and Rochester

    Roadtrip Day 5: Taliesin, Effigy Mounds, Toppling Goliath, and Rochester

    …Turns out, Taliesin is Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and estate. I had never known he called Wisconsin home, as many places around the country lay claim to his influence and advertise his designs and creations. In fact, it seems he quite loved the state and even penned a letter to that effect. There’s even an…

  • Roadtrip Day 4: Indiana Dunes, Pullman, Rockford, and Madison

    Roadtrip Day 4: Indiana Dunes, Pullman, Rockford, and Madison

    …The trails ultimately took me to the beach, and although the park ranger at the entrance told everyone coming in “don’t go swimming as there are dangerous currents today”, I stuck with the letter of the suggestion and merely “went in”, but didn’t swim. I mean, how could I not? I’m here, right?…

  • Roadtrip Day 3: Toledo and Sunset at Indiana Dunes NP

    Roadtrip Day 3: Toledo and Sunset at Indiana Dunes NP

    …We are truly just animals at our core, beholden to animalistic urges, and so despite having just finished a slow breakfast, I was immediately hungry for lunch. But we are also elevated beings of intellect, able to overcome our urges through reason. And so I decided to split the difference and aim for a Whole…

  • Roadtrip Day 2: Cuyahoga Valley NP and Cleveland, OH

    Roadtrip Day 2: Cuyahoga Valley NP and Cleveland, OH

    …I had originally not given much thought to visiting National Parks, since the black & white part of my brain figured what would be the point if I couldn’t spend a week at every location, hiking every trail and seeing every sight? But thankfully my youngest sister, who has quite a bit of experience with…

  • Roadtrip Day 1: Pittsburgh, PA

    Roadtrip Day 1: Pittsburgh, PA

    …It was a spectacularly gorgeous day to begin this trip. Cool & clear, windows-down driving weather. Of course first I had to get out of Philly and through morning rush hour traffic on 76—but nothing could get me down today! I was very quickly able to leave the Zone of East Coast Urban Traffic and…

  • A Great American Road Trip Begins!

    A Great American Road Trip Begins!

    Yesterday I took a leap. I’ve begun an enormous road trip across country to at least two of the corners of the continental United States. I’m taking a meandering route over to Portland, OR, then down the Pacific coast to LA, or perhaps San Diego, and then winding my way back through the southern and…