Monthly Archives: May 2013

Flight 93 Memorial

My youngest came along for the ride when I left Michigan. The plan was to visit Harper’s Ferry before going up to New England. My route was a familiar one; east on State Route 43 to Kalamazoo, then I-94 to … Continue reading

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PURE MICHIGAN

Dorothy is correct, “There’s no place like Home”. And for me, there is no place like my little house near the big lake, especially when one of my people awaits my arrival. Once into Indiana, I’d been checking the clock … Continue reading

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Laura Ingalls Wilder

My daughters and I were all fans of The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. My husband was familiar with Laura, Pa and the gang, too, as he often read aloud these books to our youngest daughter. One evening … Continue reading

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Badlands

The website for Badlands National Park Service states that it draws visitors from all over the world, yet on the afternoon that I visited I encountered two cars (and they were together) on the Badlands Loop Road. After dropping my … Continue reading

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Mount Rushmore

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, American patriotism meets head on with American commercialism to create an Americana vacation experience for the entire family. I’m torn in this post on whether to share my positive, patriotic American view of … Continue reading

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North Dakota

I promised myself that I would drive the Lower 48 yet I worried how I would fit North Dakota into my journey. Initially, I planned to stay in Bismarck and visit Fort Mandan, where Louis & Clark wintered in 1804-1805, … Continue reading

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Little Bighorn

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument was a short way off I-90 and as students of history, my husband and I were both interested in visiting. On this trip, I had encountered several Native American markers and sights, some of the … Continue reading

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