We didn’t realize Springfield was so close to the live music mecca of the Ozarks: Branson, Missouri. We took care of work stuff early, and head on down. It was…


Colorado to Missouri

It might not seem to make much sense to stop in Springfield, Missouri on the way from Denver, Colorado to Los Angeles, California, but apparently someone in Springfield has some…

Mt. Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore

Rapid City, South Dakota, is a convenient place to stop on the way from Billings, MT to Sioux Falls, SD, just about half-way. It’s also a great jumping off point…


Awesome Example of Classic Americana!

Stops like this are truely what make driving the country worth the hours. For anyone who has driven I-95 think of South Of The Border mid-west style. There are signs…


A long, long drive

After work on Tuesday, July 24 we dove immediately into our whirlwind 1700-mile drive from Burlington, WA to Sioux Falls, SD, where we had another event at a local dirt…


16 oz Almond Joy with Soy Milk Please

One of my favorite things about the Pacific Northwest is the ever-present coffee hut. They are everywhere! Most are geared toward drive-through, while some you can walk up to as…


Extra Large

Seriously, what kind of vehicle requires tires this big?


Mt. Rainier Hike

At 14, 411 feet, Mt. Rainier is the highest peak in Washington. It is also an inactive volcano, now with a mantle of snowfields, glacier and dense forests. It is…



In contrast to last year, we saw lots of rain this trip to the Pacific Northwest. We did catch the Bite of Seattle this time. It featured lots of food,…


Mt. St. Helens

Mount St. Helens erupted at 8:32 Sunday morning, May 18, 1980. Shaken by an earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale, the north face of this tall symmetrical mountain collapsed…