Category Archives: Trip Reports

Jan 31

New galleries of old photos

I worry the “Road Trips” page is a neglected section of this website, in no small portion because I haven’t touched it since relocating everything to this address. (In fact, pages still had links to Angelfire and mac.com pages, and … Continue reading

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Dec 28

12 months, 29 states

When I started my Big South Trip October 18, 2016, I didn’t have plans in mind beyond that. The following 12 months — to the day — would have me hitting the road far beyond Iowa multiple times. By the … Continue reading

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Dec 27

Looking back at the 2012 Liberty Bowl

Looking ahead to Saturday, and looking back to 2012, here are links to my pages from Iowa State’s last trip to the Liberty Bowl. (Recycling pixels is green, right?) Missouri’s state of confusion Liberty Bell of the West Shiloh Battlefield … Continue reading

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Dec 26

A very short summary of short Iowa trips

I didn’t get around Iowa much in 2017. In fact, the trips I did take were often part of larger ones: To and from Colorado in April, passing through different parts of southwest Iowa Short jaunts in May around Benton … Continue reading

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Jul 26

Anchors, away

July 9, 2017: The Sears store in Peru, Illinois, will close before the end of the year. Peru, Illinois — I needed a pit stop, Wi-Fi, and food, in that approximate order. Peru Mall, the only major shopping center on … Continue reading

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May 03

Great Plains Trip Day 7

August 8, 2016: Now entering Yetter, fourth from the bottom in the Iowa alphabet. Now exiting Yetter. Cedar Rapids, Iowa — A drive on Iowa’s newest highway and to five unvisited towns scattered across three counties finished off a vacation … Continue reading

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May 02

Great Plains Trip Day 6

August 7, 2016: This photo encompasses a significant portion of the buildings of the new Nebraska State Fairgrounds, relocated from Lincoln to Grand Island in 2010 because of poor attendance. I better stop here before I say something about the … Continue reading

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Apr 28

The southeast corner of Wyoming, the highest point in Nebraska

Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, August 5 — After leaving Cheyenne, I headed east on I-80 almost to the state line and then turned south to reach the Colorado-Nebraska-Wyoming corner and the highest point in Nebraska. The two locations are within eyesight of … Continue reading

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Apr 27

Great Plains Trip Day 4

August 5, 2016: View of I-80/US 30 from the Wyoming Welcome Center, the highest point on the interstate. Kimball, Nebraska — From a college football stadium to a tri-state corner, this day had a little bit of everything. The first … Continue reading

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Apr 26

Great Plains Trip Day 3

August 4, 2016: Pioneers literally wore down the stone here. Oregon Trail ruts, Guernsey, Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming — This would be my first entry into Wyoming in nearly 16 years. But first, some auto work. After that, I stopped at Rebecca … Continue reading

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