Monthly Archives: September 2016

West Coast Tour 2016 – Black Hills – Part Two

Timeline: August 30-September 2 As planned we left camp in the morning heading for the George Mickelson Trail, roughly an hour away at the trailhead in Rochford.  We took the scenic route through Spearfish Canyon and drove down into Spearfish on Main Street to get to it, only to encounter a detour caused by a […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Black Hills – Part One

Timeline: August 30-September 2 We’d be shifting locations this day, heading 130 miles west to Spearfish for four nights to get us closer to the tourist sites we wanted to visit, Mt. Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Wind Caves National blah.  We’d make a stop in Rapid City to drop off the Highlander for service, […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Badlands – Part Two

West Coast Tour 2016 – Badlands – Part Two Timeline: August 27-29 Our plan for our last day in the Badlands would be to hit the Fossil Talk at 10:30am and then head down to Saddle Pass to do a four-mile hike on the loop trail from there.  It gave us some time to relax […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Badlands, Part One

Timeline: August 27-29 With an approximate seven-hour drive ahead of us we didn’t feel the need to hustle on the way, so took the time that morning to work on the blog, catch up on internet related tasks and put some time in at the workout room of the motel. On the road we continued […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Spring Green and Taliesin

Timeline: August 25-26 We rolled out of Milwaukee not long after noon having grabbed a bite to eat at the house before departing.  The drive to Spring Green was pleasant, part way on the interstate and then the balance on two lane highways that cut through rolling farmland.  Arriving a bit before check in time […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Milwaukee – Part Two

Timeline: August 22-24 Originally, we’d hoped to get a bike ride in before heading off to be tourists, but we woke to rain that would clear later in the day.  So we did other things around the house, worked on the blog, some yoga for Joanna and then with the rain slackening took off to […]

West Coast Tour 2016 – Milwaukee

  Timeline: August 22-24 Kristen and Andrew’s wedding on the 20th was a highlight, bringing family together we’d not seen in a few years, and celebrating the marriage of two very nice people.  The next morning, we dropped Jessica and Kris off at the airport for their flight home and returned to the house, using […]

Charleston South Carolina, Part Two

Timeline: August 15-18 We returned to the hotel, making a brief stop at the Starbucks there for an afternoon pick me up, then retrieved the car from and made our way over to James Island to do a tour of the McLeod Plantation.  You can read more about this interesting stop in my blog post […]