Getting My Griswold On – Day 6: Austin, MN

Miles traveled today: 556.9 Total miles traveled: 2282.9 So That’s How They Came Up With The Lyrics My alarm was set for 6 AM today, but I woke up at 5:46 with bright sunshine peeking through the curtains. I sighed, because I knew it was time to bid Rapid City farewell, but I was alsoContinue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 6: Austin, MN”


Getting My Griswold On – Day 5: Badlands

Miles traveled today: 178.8 Total miles traveled: 1726.0 Flash. Crash. Repeat. Have I mentioned the crazy weather we’re having out here? For the third day in a row, I encountered thunderstorms. And not just any old thunderstorms – big, dangerous ones. With lots of lightning and thunder and – worst of all – hail. AsContinue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 5: Badlands”

Getting My Griswold On – Day 4: Black Hills

Miles traveled today: 166.8 Total miles traveled: 1547.2 It’s Technically Not “Stealing” Since I Didn’t Pocket Anything I forgot to mention yesterday the one downside to my motel in Rapid City: a crappy wireless internet connection. For some reason I cannot log on through the Super 8 server, so I have to look for otherContinue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 4: Black Hills”

Getting My Griswold On – Day 3: Rapid City, SD

Miles traveled today: 434.5 Total miles traveled: 1380.4 A Parting Shot or Two Pulling out of Billings this morning at 7:30, it occurred to me that I might have been a little harsh on the town. Perhaps the outskirts would prove to be a little more, umm…Montana-like. So as I drove past on the interstate,Continue reading “Getting My Griswold On – Day 3: Rapid City, SD”