We had been making good time, which allowed us some time to check out downtown Bloomington, IL and walk around for a bit.  Bloomington is a quintessential mid-town American city, from the brickwork o... Read More


Again, we didn’t do too much, save for a lot of driving.  We stayed in a little hotel on the edge of town and the only things we did were go to a Goodwill and check out a fish store.  This pos... Read More

Des Moines

We took two days to wash thoroughly, do some laundry, and just relax after the extended camp/hotel session that was the last two weeks.  Des Moines seemed an ideal place to rest up before the long dr... Read More


After the Corn Palace we got in the car and made the long drive to Omaha, where we would stay for one night.  The time had come for long daily travel and we figured that the Midwest was the place to ... Read More

The Badlands

Leaving The Black Hills behind, we drove East towards The Badlands.  For years I’d been waiting to see these hills after reading about them in our US map.  Something about the picture – ... Read More

The Black Hills

Originally, we planned to spend one night camping in The Black Hills, then the entire next day in The Badlands, and then start our long drive East.  There wasn’t any one thing in particular tha... Read More

Rapid City

After Devil’s Tower, we spent a couple of days in Rapid City, where we took in one of the best-supported downtown districts that we’ve ever visited.  Like all cities, the box stores live ... Read More

Devils Tower

After the majesty of Castle Gardens, we prepared for the long drive East across a lot of Wymoing with not a lot there.  Well, not a lot there in terms of attractions, but we did pass through the wond... Read More

Castle Gardens

We left the powwow to gain an hour East, as we had one day to make it as far into Eastern Wyoming as possible.  So, we spent the night in the tiny Western town of Greybull. Greybull Greybull is anoth... Read More