Category Archives: En Route

The wheels are in motion.

Today we’re departing on what will be a record-breaking journey for us, the longest road trip yet by both mileage and time away from home. Over the next 24 days we’ll travel more than 4,500 miles through nine U.S. states … Continue reading

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Western Parks Part 3: Between Mesa Verde and Capitol Reef

Continued from Part 1 & Part 2 Mesa Verde and Capitol Reef National Parks are less than five hours apart if you go the fastest way, but there’s plenty to see in between, so we made it a two-day transit. … Continue reading

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Seattle to Chicago: Planning Timeline

The day has finally arrived! We’re flying off to Seattle this afternoon to begin our seven-state, two-and-a-half-week journey back to Chicago by car. We first imagined this trip about a year and a half ago and first posted a proposed … Continue reading

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Mid-trip Update, Hot Springs

We’re currently in Fort Worth, Texas enjoying an unseasonably cool spring. Oh well, variable weather is always something to consider on a spring road trip, like when we encountered a blizzard at the Grand Canyon last spring. We’ve packed giant … Continue reading

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It’s a (mostly) sunny day in Colorado

We are currently on Interstate 76 about 60 miles from Denver. Yesterday we put in 634 miles from Dubuque, Iowa to North Platte, Nebraska*, with a lunch stop in my college town of Ames, Iowa. We woke up to snow … Continue reading

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Italia 2012 Photo Gallery

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Going Medieval in Italy

Our Tuscan portion of the trip was centered near the village of Monterchi, about a half-hour drive from the nearest major city, Arezzo. The house is called Torre Del Cielo, after the Medici watchtower that guarded the border of Tuscany … Continue reading

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