July 30, 2002 - Tuesday
Maryland to Washington
A likely route, no ETD yet. Ignore the purple flags, they mean nothing. It includes stops at Ithaca NY, Nigara Falls, Milwaukee WI, the Wisconsin Dells, Spring Green WI, St Paul MN (and environs), the Badlands SD, and Custer SD.
(Yes, we do indeed drive straight through the middle of Lake Michigan.)
Responses - 12
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Yellowstone... I added Yellowstone.
Your host and chauffeur
Jul 30, '02 - 1:33 PM
you guys camping or staying with folks? what mapping software do you use to do that nifty trip thing? I want it!
Jul 30, '02 - 1:35 PM
Mostly camping, and hopefully mostly drydocking for free where it's allowed or we can get away with with it... but we're also open to do some staying with folks - probably in their driveways or lawns or streetfronts, since we have the camper and would have to park it somewhere anyway.
Jeremy, of course, is really the only reason we're going to Milwaukee. And we have people in Minnesota and Washington. And a place to stay at in Custer SD.
The mapping software is Rand McNally. It was part of a software bundle, and has some limitations. In my experience, the actual mileage and drive time are inevitably higher than the program suggests it will be. But on the whole it works pretty good.
Your gang aft a-gley host
Jul 30, '02 - 2:23 PM
There's a place in Northern WI (by Ashland on Lake Superior if you wanna look at it on a map) you guys might wanna stop by and check out...
Jul 30, '02 - 2:24 PM
Jeremy, of course, is really the only reason we're going to Milwaukee.
Jul 30, '02 - 2:25 PM
My God it's been a while Mark....sorry for my recluseness. Suggestions? Well, yes....I have suggestions. One should take at least three days to truly EXPERIENCE Pike Place Market in Seattle, but the best memory I have is when I took a jaunt on the ferry to Winslow, Washington and hitched a ride to Poulsbo, Washington on Liberty Bay. Indescribably gorgeous when I was there, hopefully it has remained unspoiled. In addition, one of my favorite spots (and it looks like you might hit it) is Coeur d'Alene Lake in northern Idaho. I skipped a stone bearing my name and date on that lake back in 1977. -Jeeem-
Jul 31, '02 - 6:57 PM
. . . er . . . I have travelled extensively in Concord . . . [clears throat nervously] . . . I . . . I dreamed I did . . .
Aug 1, '02 - 7:57 AM
Concord... Concord north of a line from Rochester to Owatonna? Or one of the other 19 different Concords named by Rand McNally in the USA and southern Canada? AL, AR, CA, DE, FL, IL, LA, MA, MD, ME, MN, MS, NE, NH, NY, ON, OR, PA, VT, WI.
Or do you mean the Concord of Thoreau? Ach. Of course you do.
Your quietly desperate host
Aug 1, '02 - 10:05 AM
The "Ducks" will get you through Lake Michigan. Make sure they are the "original" Wi. Dell. Ducks, though, so you have an opportunity to purchase the greeting cards and a quacker toy.
Aug 1, '02 - 10:14 AM
Your host, often known as duckchow
Aug 1, '02 - 10:39 AM
My apologies, it's the fakers. I remember now. I was pissed, because I wanted the original Ducks, but somehow ended up speeding into the fakers' parking lot. Some dad.
Aug 1, '02 - 11:07 AM
But I also found Karah's totem sand blasted onto a small stone there, just like the one's you've seen EVERYPLACE; but the owl is hard to come by. The owl has been her totem from birth, since b4 we ever knew of the little wizard; don't be fooled by popular culture into thinking that we're followers--(did I sufficiently defend my creative autonomy?)
Aug 1, '02 - 11:15 AM