Interstate driving in the United States gives you a wonderful feeling of freedom. You rarely meet any significant traffic and it is possible to feel, at once, powerful and dominating in whatever giant vehicle you may be driving, yet small and insignificant against the vast, imposing, landscape. It is a baffling paradox in so many […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Epilogue – Road Trippin’"
Wed 12th August 2015 Day 4 Missoula, MT to Portland, OR 16 Hours – 547 Miles – 4 States MT+ID+WA+OR Arriving early in Missoula last night afforded us the luxury of time to find a good dinner. Our hotel was on the edge of town and we didn’t fancy a drive through the streets in the […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 5 – Home Stretch"
Wed 12th August 2015 Day 4 Gillette, WY to Missoula, MT 13 Hours – 579 Miles – 2 States WY+MT We were up and out and buying coffee by 6am and on the road; our own private highway. during the first hour of our drive we encountered only a handful of cars. It was as if […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 4 – Early Start"
Tues 11th August 2015 Day 3 Sioux Falls, SD to Gillette, WY 13 Hours – 566 Miles – 2 States SD+WY We pulled in to our hotel in sioux falls after dark last night. It was a comfortable place but we did not have the time or energy to use the swimming pool and water slides […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 3 – Bad Lands"
Mon 10th August 2015 Day 2 Chicago, IL to Sioux Falls, SD 11.5 Hours – 581 Miles – 4 States IL+WI+MN+SD We awoke this morning full of anticipation and a confidence that Budget Car Rental would come through with a solution and save the day. It is now 9.15am they have done nothing for us. In fact, their ineptitude […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 2 – Slow Start"
I have never yet said no to a road trip in America. If you are moving across country and need to split the drive or have a wedding to go 4 states away and need a date, then I am your man. The lure of a long 2 lane high way stretching out in front of […]Read more "Chicago to Portland – Day 1 – False Start"
…And I am on the road again, this time, I am actually ‘on the road’. I am joining the second half of Blue Man Group’s National Tour 2015 I had a great Christmas in Chicago. It was such a treat to do the show in the theatre which used to be my home base with […]Read more "On the Road – Blue Man Tour 2015"
So….2013 was a bad year for my Blog! I did not keep up with it as I should have done despite doing some really cool things. I am going to go back and recap some of those at a later date…I promise (I am sure the 4 people who actually read this blog will be […]Read more "Around the World Again….AKA It’s been a while"
A friend in need is a friend indeed…and if you get a great road trip out of it as well, that is a bonus. My friend Kristen Studard (K-Stud to her friends and anyone else she can persuade to call her that) told me some months ago that she was going to pack up […]Read more "Go West (and South) Day 1"