Category Archives: Road Trips

Fugitive Tales of a Suspected Seed Smuggler

I left Vancouver at mid-morning, having spent the night there and really not much more. Why? I was lonely and only getting lonelier. If I worked it right, I could get to Olympia by nightfall and visit with my old … Continue reading

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Driving the Trans-Canadian Highway

The Athabasca Glacier was my planned northernmost stop, and as you can see from my last post, I got there. But now what? I wasn’t sure exactly which way I wanted to go home from Banff, and where I should … Continue reading

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The Icefield Parkway and the Athabasca Glacier

Banff is a liberal, beautiful ski town in a Canadian national forest in the Rocky Mountains. Many tourists, money and a relaxed, good-time attitude seem to be its distinctive features. Sort of like Key West, Florida, but with snow, no … Continue reading

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The Way North

I began my trip for Canada at 5:00 PM. An odd time to start a long drive, but I am a night person. Besides, I was already feeling the pressure to get going after an extra day spent in Great … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore, Montana and Motoring Matters: the Little Engine that (Mostly) Could.

After my sunset in the Badlands, I drove on to the town of Keystone. That’s a few miles from Mt. Rushmore – you know, where the faces of four presidents are carved. On the way there I saw a lightning … Continue reading

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Come Back Soon and Often: Devil’s Tower, The Badlands and Sioux Falls

From Gillette, WY, I hit the road for the strange geological feature known as Devil’s Tower. It’s been a gathering place for centuries, and the Native Americans in the area called it the Bear’s Lodge. I think I remember reading … Continue reading

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And Miles to go Before I Sleep…

I woke up around 10 AM in Salt Lake City, determined to have a view of the lake before I left town. I’ve been to Salt Lake City’s town center several times before, and while it is nice, I don’t … Continue reading

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