Tag: travel

Visiting Elvis at Graceland

July 1, 2016 – Our route is going to take us right by Elvis’ Graceland in Memphis, and his birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi. Graceland was even tackier than we’d expected.   We did appreciate that you could pull in front of Graceland and park for a few minutes, take some pictures, and move on without […]

Home on the Farm

August 11-16, 2016 – Sunset on Old Savannah Road, Waynesboro Homes, Jim’s country retreat at sunset- http://georgiaretreat.com/   There’s a neighbor at the end of that drive! Sunset at the retreat. The road out. Waynesboro, Georgia, homes. Ranger Danny’s, above, and Jim’s place, below. Larra’s been fixing meals. Dinner in Swainsboro.

Gas Prices

August 16, 2016 – As we headed East the gas prices constantly dropped, and Larra was incredulous. By the time we got to South Carolina we were paying $1.55 US a gallon – that’s as compared to $2.55 CA a liter in Vancouver; $2.95 / liter in Jasper. The price in the photo was at […]

Jim’s Popular Portrait

August 21, 2016 – Larra snapped this photo of me at a Cracker Barrel restaurant in Illinois, and posted it to Facebook. It got more Likes than anything we’ve posted so far on the trip. LOL So can anyone tell me why?  

39 Degrees C in the Shade (102 F)

August 14, 2016 – We were driving back to the farm in Georgia and stopped for lunch in Aiken, South Carolina. I parked in the shade, but when we came back out to the car is was 39 C – 102 F. Larra had never seen a temperature this high, and shot this photo. It’s […]

Crossing the Mississippi

August 22, 2016 –  Crossing the Mississippi and coming into St. Louis, Missouri, on our way to Kansas City. Love’s truck stop in SW Indiana. Yes, it’s flat. Stanley Tools manufactures construction levels here because it’s so flat. That’s how they can make them so accurate. LOL Larra’s raw vegan puddings sustained us across much […]

Iowa – It’s Just in the Way

August 23, 2016 – We drove through Iowa today. Hard to tell it apart from Kansas, Nebraska or Missouri. Lots of corn and other crops. Saw some cows a couple of times. “Wherever you’re going, we’re in the way,” ought to be the state slogan. I drove a long way… Larra doesn’t drive if it’s […]

The Big Push

August 27, 2016 – We’re in Missoula, Montana, 606 miles from Larra’s house. Were going to get there tonight, if the good Lord’s willin’ an’ the crick don’t rise.         The Columbia River, Washington Mount Si, Washington Almost home  

Crossing Montana

August 25th and 26th, 2016 – Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? We left out of Piedmont, SD early in the morning. We cut across a corner of Wyoming, entered Montana, and drove all day. We spent the night in Billings, and drove all of the next day, and at […]

Missoula, Montana – A Great Room

August 26, 2016 – Larra: After sprinting across Montana all day, we stopped for the night in Missoula, where I found a good deal at the Ramada Inn. We were there before sunset; I took this photo from the room. The room was perfect for an inexpensive room! Tile floor, no carpeting, wood furniture, spartan, […]

Iron Horse Hotel & Restaurant

August 22, 2016 – Blackwater, Missouri – One of the coolest buildings in town is the Iron Horse Hotel and Restaurant, built in the 1880s. Larra and I were looking in the windows and it appeared to be fully restored. As we were leaving, a man walked over from across the street, introduced himself as […]

Blackwater, Missouri

Aug 22, 2016 – We pulled off the Interstate because the iExit app said there was food, and nothing for another 30 miles. We had to drive a few miles into town, but when we got there, it was charming! We had lunch with the locals at Annie’s Cafe, then prowled town taking photos for […]

Keystone, South Dakota

Aug. 24, 2016 – While Mt. Rushmore is classic and a respectful monument to our former leaders, the town at the base of the mountain has been making a living off of it since the 1930’s. Welcome to Keystone, South Dakota. As you drive towards Keystone, at first it looks rural and idyllic. Then you […]