Trip: US Road Trip 2017


US Road Trip 2017

Toadstools, Kill Sites, and Dumb Luck Encounters

I swung through northwestern Nebraska because I really wanted to see the Toadstools. I only spent a day in Nebraska, which isn’t enough time to really see or do much. But as with nearly everywhere else, there was still some cool stuff to see and interesting people to talk to. The best part of the …

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US Road Trip 2017

The Good, the Bad, the Rapid, and Really High Rocks

For never having heard of Rapid City, South Dakota before, it delivered an unexpectedly great time. There is construction all over the place and the city is clearly on the rise. Not only is there is a lot to do in the city, but the amount of great stuff within a relatively short driving distance …

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US Road Trip 2017

Trains, Missouri River, and the Northern Badlands

There is a lot of evolutionary and geological history in North Dakota. That’s in addition to the beautiful scenery that exists all over the state. And apparently there is a timezone change right in the middle of North Dakota. Which leaves some people in a situation where they commute 5 minutes to work and then …

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US Road Trip 2017

Non-Discrimination Buffalo Statues, Fargo, and the Red River

Fargo, North Dakota is definitely one of the more interesting places I’ve been to. There is an underlying dichotomy in the feel of the city. But it’s full of really great people and for sure not like the movie or TV show. I also found out that North Dakota really has a thing for statues …

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US Road Trip 2017

Waterfalls, Red Rocks, Beer, and Sheep

While it might not be surprising that a place called Sioux Falls has actual water falls in the downtown area, it’s still pretty cool that there are actually water falls in the downtown area. Since I was in an actual city, I also made sure to look around for some good food and got some sparring …

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US Road Trip 2017

SPAM, Mall of America, and Bluffs in Minnesota

There was a lot of cool stuff to do in Minnesota and I only really scratched the surface. Spending a holiday weekend there meant a lot of places were packed and I had to adjust my travel plans a little. There was still a lot of random cool stuff in Minnesota like the SPAM museum …

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US Road Trip 2017

Rocks Above and Below, Deja Vu, and Mustard

Even though I’ve already been to Madison, Wisconsin, I figured I would use the time to eat at a few more places. Because hey, who doesn’t like food tours? It ended up being a weird deja vu. The rest of the day was a lot less already seen stuff. We spent some of it deep …

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US Road Trip 2017

Old Cars, RV History, and Village Mash

I admittedly didn’t spend a lot of time in Indiana. I really only crossed through the northern tip of the state. So my Indiana experience is fairly limited. But there are some pretty cool museums that I was able to visit along the way. For some reason, they were all vehicle related. I guess that …

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US Road Trip 2017

Ponding, Fighting, and Football in Canton

For a slight change of pace, I actually spent two days in Canton, Ohio. I had some work I needed to catch up on and I found a great MMA gym that was nice enough to let me come in and train with their team for a few days. There was also some amazing hiking …

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US Road Trip 2017

Cheese and Rock and Roll

While I know there is more to Cleveland, Ohio than just the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and food, that’s basically what our time in Cleveland amounted to. The people were really friendly and I had some awesome conversations in the bars. Folks in Cleveland are really in to their sports teams. They are …

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