Category Archives: Great Roads

Stella’s Body Shop–Its not what you think…

As I made my way from Pipestone, MN, to New Ulm, I passed through Springfield and (almost) drove past Stella’s Body Shop. Wow, where did this place come from?  Prior to this Minnesota consisted of large vistas of cornfields.  Cornfields … Continue reading

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Life and Signs on the Road

In these thousands of road miles there are always things that are thought provoking. Some of them are signs. This one, for example.  Oregon takes littering very seriously.  In other state I’ve seen fines posted in the $100 and $500 … Continue reading

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Feeling the Love

I had planned to stay in Sioux Falls, SD, for two nights.  Frankly I needed the break so that I could recover from all the driving that I’ve been doing lately.  When I checked into the hotel they told me … Continue reading

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Things on the Side of the Road

Sometimes its just about driving and seeing what the road itself presents to you. The clouds in a blue sky… People towing their dreams behind them. In Murdo I came across this antique shop that was closed, but had some … Continue reading

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Idaho Museum

I had a couple of museums in Boise, Idaho, on my list of stops, but they didn’t pan out.  Fortunately there was one that was not on my list and it was in Nampa, Idaho. First some shots through the … Continue reading

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A Trip to Oysterville–Things at the side of the Road

I grew up in a small village called Osterville on Cape Cod.  There were times when I felt I was stuck in a little village while the rest of America was passing me by.  The Beach Boys sung about California … Continue reading

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On the Road–Views from the Windshield

As I drive along and make the miles fade behind me I can’t help notice the changes of the view that occur. Driving from the Los Angeles area to Oregon the land changes and so does the road. The sky … Continue reading

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Heading North–Blackhawk Automotive Museum

It was time to leave the Los Angeles area and point the P71 northward.  I had spent a few days around the area and probably could have spent a month, but this is a road trip and it was time … Continue reading

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On the Road–Just Plain Hot

Saturday morning I headed to Joshua Tree to visit a good friend’s place.  What a great drive it was, if only it wasn’t so hot out.  Records were being broken this week in places like Death Valley.  I was driving … Continue reading

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On to Barstow–Looking for Route 66

I left Lake Havasu City and headed toward California.  The road was long and the day was hot.  But you knew that. As I drove along Route 66 would be mentioned on signs.  I thought about what that road once … Continue reading

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