Monthly Archives: September 2012

Almost Idaho

Because I couldn’t take the wildfire smoke that was predicted along my chosen southern route through Lolo pass, I made a quick decision and drove up Rt 200 to meet Rt. 2 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Where it took me was … Continue reading

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Montana

Montana is big, no news to anybody who lives here, comes to college here or tries to drive across it, but it still freaks this city boy from the east. It’s big and empty, especially eastern Montana. Having gotten used to … Continue reading

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Fort Abraham Lincoln

By the time you get to Bismarck on 94, most of the trees have dropped away and the land becomes much hillier and, this year especially, brown–or golden if the light is right. I head south of Mandan, where John … Continue reading

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Minnesota and the Grand Cities

I’m not sure what I expected of Duluth. I was reluctant to stay in a city, and the Motel Six I ended up in was not exactly in a part of the city that inspired confidence, but the place is … Continue reading

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Lakesport to Traverse City. MI

I neglected to post this one, waiting for images. If it’s out of order, I’m sorry, but I figure nobody really cares that much. If you do, stop reading the blog and swear at me…now. Didn’t that make you feel better? … Continue reading

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Munising to Duluth

The UP is nothing if not rich in character. I came into Munising not really knowing what to expect. It’s the gateway to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, complete with cruise companies, kayak rentals and speed tours of the cliffs … Continue reading

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To the bridge

Tuesday What is a continental breakfast anyway? The hotel breakfasts I’ve had in Europe, which is, I assume, the continent referenced here, have been lavish buffets of cheese, bread, cereal, meat, yogurt and pastries. In this country is has never … Continue reading

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