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 nice, down-to-earth, courteous, and just “good folk.” We were at the tire store before they opened... Continue Reading →

The Hit and Git

We needed diesel in the truck as we crossed over the Mississippi River at Vicksburg heading west.  A large 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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