Day Seven: Olympians and Speed Records

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Today we made our way from the campsite in Rawlins, WY to another campsite in West Wendover, NV – right on the border of UT and NV. The drive out of Wyoming was welcoming, only because we’d spent two nights …

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Day Six: Getting ahead of schedule

Well, the 6th day of the trip, also my birthday did NOT start as I’d hoped. It did however remind me that birthdays just mean you’re getting old. I’ve been battling kidney issues on and off for the last ten …

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Day Five: Wisconsin to South Dakota

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We departed from the Wisconsin Dells leaving a set of free water tickets behind in hopes that saving those few hours would get us ahead on better weather in South Dakota. We were mostly right. We made our way into …

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Day Four: So cold…

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We started day four in Oregon, OH a little late. We slept in, took time getting breakfast and finally hit the road shortly before 11AM.  We figured being a few hours ahead on the trip by starting for Chicago from …

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Day Three: 692.8 Miles In

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Hopefully updates will be a little more on time from here on out. The third day of the trip was the actually funeral service for my grandmother and as such it was a full day of family time and I …

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Day Two: In Memory Of

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The original plan for this trip was to come by Ohio first and visit family and more specifically, my grandmother. Frances Slota, who has been under family and hospice care for several months now. Almost all of my family is …

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Day One: 364.8 Miles down

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Well the first stop on the trip has been reached with little excitement on the road. It rained off and on most of the way through PA and WV but was still sunny enough for sunglasses. I hate road spray, …

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On the road

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The car is packed, kids have been kept up long enough to sleep the first few hours of the trip and we are officially starting. Dogs aren’t sure what’s going on, but we’ve explained they’ll have a new friend watching …

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All wrapped up

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The last few items we needed to address with the CX-5 before left were taken care of today. Did an oil change with some Mobil 1 which will be spent by the time we return, but should offer the protection …

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Temporary home

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For the nights we plan to spend out of a hotel, we plan to spend in our new tent. I’ve had plenty of tents over the years and as a family of three, we never had an issue for room …

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