It’s a Big Dam Country — Day 14

It was a long dam day. My trip back west has begun. For the first few days I will be fol­low­ing the Ohio Riv­er from it’s ori­gin at the con­flu­ence of the Alleghe­ny and the Monon­ga­hela in Pitts­burgh to it’s end at the Mis­sis­sip­pi near Cairo Illi­nois. All told it is 981 miles long. I’ll be […]

It’s a Big Dam Country — Day 18

In Louisville all day today. Picked my Mom up around 9am. We did­n’t stop until 4:30. Began the day with a trip to the McAlpine Locks. Right in the mid­dle of the city. Louisville has done a good job of mak­ing use of the water­front. It’s a large, pleas­ant, pedes­tri­an and bicy­cle friend­ly space. It’s […]

It’s a Big Dam Country — Day 20

Much dri­ving. 525 miles. Left Cape Girardeau at 9:30. Hung on to the inter­state through St. Louis and a bit north to Win­field. I went look­ing for the Win­field fer­ry ter­mi­nal. I found the ter­mi­nal — sort of. The fer­ry was­n’t run­ning today. There were a bunch of hous­es on stilts. A lot of con­struc­tion going on too. […]

It’s a Big Dam Country — Day 21

Spent much of today vac­il­lat­ing between ‘I want to be home right now — how fast can i get there?’ and ‘the inter­state is killing me — how much extra time will it take?’ Some­where around Sergean­t’s Bluff IA I had the motorists’ equiv­a­lent of a flash­back freak-out and took the first north bound turn off of I‑29. That […]

It’s a Big Dam Country — Day 23

From Minot, ND to Glas­gow, MT. Cool, over­cast. It did­n’t actu­al­ly rain but it was very threat­en­ing. Hwy 2 is often an inter­est­ing road in that it varies between two-lane and new­ly divid­ed four-lane. This occa­sion­al­ly leads to con­fus­ing lane strip­ing on the por­tion that used to be two-lane. I stopped at the Wal-Mart in […]