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SXSW bound!

SXSW bound!

It is a rare road trip that I “make good time,” it’s more about having a good time. And this that kinda trip. Sure – there is a “point” to all of this – SXSW Interactive starts this week – making this a bit of…

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Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Across the USA in just 5 minutes

Roadtrip Timelapse / Drivelapse video from Brian DeFrees’ 12,225 mile cross country roadtrip around the USA from August 2011 – October 2011 compressed into 5 minutes.  During his trip, videographer Brian DeFrees summarized each day in photos using the iPhone apps “Picframe” and “Instagram”. When he…

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Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Somewhere between Paradise and the Garden of Eden – hello, Kansas

Plotting my way home, I realize that KS-18 will take me just that route. I know that the flooding from this spring still has I-29 closed – so re-routing is the the game plan. Back to the Garden for me! Nebraska Prairie Museum – Holdrege,…

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Wandering wind-whipped Wyoming …and wienies…

Wandering wind-whipped Wyoming …and wienies…

The trick to a great road trip lies in stopping for the sights on the way home as well. Sure, I could breeze along the interstates and be home in 2 medium-drive days (9 hrs each) or lolligag along the back roads as well and…

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Intoxicating views

Intoxicating views

I love Jackson Hole and everything that surrounds this outdoor mecca. Somehow it remains authentic while still being a tourist gateway to the splendors of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. And one of my favorite stops in the Grand Teton National Park is Dornan’s Dornan’s…

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The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

The road to Wyoming with brick pants…

Another early morning on the road, another amazing sight. Gilgal Gardens – Salt Lake City, UT After you find the fairly hidden sign for the gardens, the sidewalk leads you to an impressive sculpture garden. And, perhaps, the only folk art environment in Utah. The…

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Channeling Lou Reed…

Channeling Lou Reed…

The Detour Art exhibit opened in Park City, UT in the very same gallery that Lou Reed had performed in earlier this year, and Oprah announced her new network. It was great to see my “old friends” and meet new. Kimball Art Center – Park…

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See 6 States!

See 6 States!

And away we go…6 states in 6 days. Today, Kansas and Colorado, then Utah, Idaho, Wyoming & Nebraska! Taking I-70 across Kansas to some is boring – but I have to disagree. You have the Garden of Eden, a beautiful cemetery with forged iron crosses,…

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More Roadside Attractions…Southern-style

More Roadside Attractions…Southern-style

Texas? Arkansas? P. O. Photo Op 500 Wood St Texarkana, Ar or TX This post office straddles the state lines of Arkansas and Texas, and the folks of Texarkana are keenly aware of the photo op. There is even a railing to lean against for…

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Mardi Gras Museum – feel the love!

Mardi Gras Museum – feel the love!

This hidden gem, and I mean hidden in an old school-turned-art-center-with-no-signage, is a hoot to visit. The Mardi Gras Museum is a feathered extravaganza with jaw dropping costumes and freaky animated mannequins is a must see. It is the largest collection of Mardi Gras costumes…

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