Category Archives: Road Trips

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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All the way to the Great Salt Lake

Yesterday I drove my car from my home on the San Francisco peninsula all the way across California, Nevada and 130 miles into Utah to the Great Salt Lake. Since it’s a long darned drive, I tried to make good … Continue reading

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The Road to Yuksom: A Religious Experience. Or, Four Wheeling in a MicroBus

Today I left Gangtok, fair capital city of Sikkim. Cars are hard to come by for transport to Yuksom, in part because this is a starting point for many mountain expeditions. It’s climbing time here, so cars are all booked. … Continue reading

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

I was dog tired on reaching Bagdogra (ha ha), India. The farmers tilling the fields 10 feet from the tarmac stopped to watch the plane land. It was mostly rice paddies, from the look of it, and made for a … Continue reading

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