Bear Spray

I wasn’t going to shell out forty-two dollars for a canister of bear spray.  Despite signs at the trailhead expounding the dangers of grizzly bears in Glacier National Park, I ignored the warning. Marcia and I had been in the park for a few days and had seen little wildlife and no bears. Plus, we... Continue Reading →

Turkeys and Cosmo

One of our trailer tires began to fail, so we pulled into the Goodyear Tire Service in Mitchell, South Dakota, the home of the “World Famous Corn Palace,” and not much else. Everyone we met in South Dakota was friendly, down-to-earth, courteous, and just “good folk.” We were at the tire store before they opened... Continue Reading →

Double Total Eclipse of the Sun

By chance, our travel plans took us through Missouri on the same day that the moon was to slip between the earth and the sun, causing a total eclipse. The first time in 99 years that this was going to happen in the United States. Without much effort, we could be in the center of... Continue Reading →

The Hit and Git

We needed diesel in the truck as we crossed over the Mississippi River at Vicksburg heading west.  A giant billboard advertised a truck stop and superstore at our next exit. Perfect. Orange road work and flashing detour signs then announced that our exit was closed. We were re-routed around the truck stop and found ourselves... Continue Reading →

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