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Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron

When I first stumbled upon a review of  Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But with the promise of one of the more unique “world’s largest” things I’ve ever visited, we grabbed some…

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Brooklyn: Community of Flags

I’ve seen the sign off of I-80 countless times—Brooklyn: Community of Flags. But, for whatever reason, I’ve never been curious enough to stop. That is, until recently…

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#throwbackThursday: Fort Cody

Today I’ve got another #throwbackThursday post to share from the San Francisco road trip I took a few years back. On our first day in the car (where we decided it was a good idea to drive all the way across Nebraska—not something I’d recommend), we stopped in North Platte for dinner…

Stored Potential - Art Installation

#throwbackThursday: Stored Potential

Winter is slowly descending over the Midwest, which means, among other things, that it’s not as easy for me to get out and explore as it is in the warmer months. So instead, I decided to create a little #throwbackThursday post for one of my favorite, now-defunct roadside oddities…

Greetings from Connecticut postcard

Connecticut Roadtripping

It’s been a little too long since my last big road trip, so next week I’m piling in the car with my family and heading east to visit relatives in Connecticut. Sure, it might be more practical to fly, but for quite few reasons, a road trip made the most sense…

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Tree in the Middle of the Road

As I was organizing some files and cleaning off old memory cards, I happened to stumble upon these photos from a trip earlier this summer of a tree in the middle of the road near Brayton, Iowa…

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Discovering the Birthplace of John Wayne

During a Saturday stop in Winterset, Iowa, we visited the birthplace of actor John Wayne. Born May 26, 1907 to Clyde and Mary Morrison, Wayne’s boyhood home is located just off the city’s main square. The tiny white home—restored to appear as it did in 1907—is surrounded by a statue of the western star, a small gift shop and, if fundraising goes well, a John Wayne Museum…

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Wanderlust & Road Trips

Sometimes–especially if I’ve been in one place for awhile–I’ll start to feel antsy, a little bit anxious. For no reason at all I’ll feel slightly panicked, like I’ve forgotten to do something important. Lately I’ve come to realize that this feeling means its time to start planning my next trip…