Montana is Huge

After a long day of driving – emphasis on long, because holy shit, did you know that Montana is huge?! – we arrived in Rapid City a little before 9:00 this evening. We actually woke up at 3:45 in Post Falls, Idaho, and were on the road by 5:00 a.m. Barely spent any time inContinue reading “Montana is Huge”

We’re Such Groupies

Last weekend, when I wasn’t busy proposing to my girlfriend or chatting with rock stars,* I was buying peanuts from WinCo. A handful of peanuts makes a perfect mid-morning snack, and eating an ounce a day, in fact, can cut your risk of heart disease in half, and decrease your diabetes risk by 25%. AtContinue reading “We’re Such Groupies”

Idaho Meat and Greet

Friday morning, I foolishly set my alarm for 5:30 AM. Did I really think I wouldn’t be up before then, ready and raring to go?! Ha. Silly Mark. When I woke up automatically and checked the clock, it was 4:30. I closed my eyes again in a half-hearted attempt to fall back asleep, but gaveContinue reading “Idaho Meat and Greet”

Surreal Moments in White Pine County

Yesterday I experienced one of the most surreal moments of my life. A few minutes past 7:00, just as the sun was sinking behind the Nevada mountains, I pulled up to the curb outside Tara’s house. She was there to greet me, and we hugged each other tight and kissed hello. You have to understand,Continue reading “Surreal Moments in White Pine County”

Getting My Griswold On – Day 13: Boise, ID

Miles traveled today: 346.0 Total miles traveled: 5236.0 I Was Expecting Trees I wasn’t in any particular hurry to leave Ogden this morning. Not because I was in love with the Utah town, pretty though it may be, but I knew I only had about a 4.5-hour drive to Boise and if I left tooContinue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 13: Boise, ID”

Getting My Griswold On – Day 2: Billings, MT

Miles traveled today: 570.6 Total miles traveled: 945.9 Next Time Remind Me to Write a List I was served a reminder today – in the form of an early morning thunderstorm as I was loading my car to depart Spokane – that I forgot to pack a jacket. Or a sweatshirt, of any sort. AllContinue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 2: Billings, MT”