I90 excursions

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Planning possible distractions for our drive across the USA

likely:

  • Idaho: “A cosmic journey through time, space… and Idaho to the Center of the Universe,   a manhole cover in Wallace.   If we can find the restaurant at the center of the Universe we’ll stop for some heavy food.
  • South Dakota:   A night in the National Historical Landmark that is Deadwood, signposts to and a wander though  Wall Drug  (map), the Black Hills,   Mount Rushmore,   Custer state park and a night in  the Badlands (Map).
  • Wisconsin: The House on the Rock (Map);   The Unitarian Meeting House, by Frank Llloyd Wright while listening to Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge over troubled waters”.
  • Illinois:   Chicago stuff (possibly: City Hall, Water Tower, Haymarket Square, Jane Addams Hull House, the Tiffany ceiling in Macy’s on State street, Lake Shore Drive).  
  • New York:   the Guggenheim Museum, another Frank Lloyd Wright.

unlikely:  

  • Idaho:   Yellowstone park (map).  

As well as  the Patsy Cline and  Johny Cash Albums and a purple hat I have purchased a copy of Microsoft “Streets and Trips” with a GPS locator (The GPS service is free with the software!).   On the journey  my laptop will plug into the lighter-socket on the truck and tell us (voice!) how to get to the places we want to go!   You can find Indian  Restaurants,   Information centers,   Museums,   Gas Stations and all sorts of useful things.     Why pay for an expensive incar GPS navigation system when for less than $150.00 you can use your own laptop both in and OUT of your car.    oh, oh OH!   I’ll calm down later.    Reports of heat on the East coast are severe.   This trip is going to be HOT.

Streets and Trips maps our route

We’re open to recommendations for places to visit… …what would you try and see or avoid  on this route?

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4 bits of lovely banter on “I90 excursions”

  1. Andy writes:

    There are two places I know of that you need to stop when you are in the Midwest. Not because they are super cool but just because it is an American thing to do and if you don’t do it now you probably never will. They are both in South Dakota so you will see signs for them. Go to “The Corn Palace” and “Wall Drug”. ( They aren’t in the same town ) When you are at Wall Drug get a bumper sticker that says “Wall Drug”. Put it on your truck. You will then share something with hundreds of thousands of people that is like a private little inside joke. Then after that you won’t believe all the places you start noticing “Wall Drug” bumper stickers. I have even seen them on suitcases and backpacks overseas.

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  2. theCultFigurine writes:

    I don’t know how into roller coasters you are, but it looks like you might be coming near Sandusky, Ohio, home of Cedar Point Amusement Park: http://www.cedarpoint.com/

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  3. :: Wendy :: writes:

    The roadtrip hat with enough brim for me and the person next to me!

    The HAT for the ROADTRIP

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  4. ::Wendy:: writes:

    A freshly opened bottle of ‘white truck wine’ will christen the beginning of the journey. oooohhhh, I’m way too over excited, time for a pot of tea

    White Truck Wine

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