Ohio

May 17 This morning we headed out to Ohio on the last leg of this journey. Along the way we visited the Hall of Heroes Superhero Museum in Elkhart, Ohio. It is the only Superhero and comic book museum in the world preserving and covering the entire 80 year history of superheroes in comics, toys,…

Wisconsin

May 15 We made it a slow morning before heading out to our next campground. Once we’d secured our site we had lunch, then rested before driving to check out Necedah NWR. This was a very nice refuge. We made a few pull over stops and saw some sandhill cranes, and far off in the…

Minnesota

May 11 In Fargo we filled up with gas then headed across the Red River into Minnesota and our next campsite. After checking in at the campground and taking a break, we drove to the trailhead for the prairie chicken blinds.  With the disappointment of the prairie chicken viewing in Nebraska, Alan had been researching…

North Dakota

May 7 Today we drove to North Dakota, along the way we drove down the Enchanted Highway. The Enchanted Highway is a 32 mile stretch of road in North Dakota with a half-dozen or so huge steel sculptures dotting the roadside. It’s a whole lot of nowhere, but these sculptures make it interesting. We arrived at…

South Dakota

May 1 Today, as we started making our way north. We visited Agate Fossil Beds National Monument where Miocene Epoch fossils were found in the early 1900’s. We learned about the beardog, North American rhino, and other extinct animals from the very cool diorama inside the visitor center. Alan and I hiked the Daemonelix Trail,…

Prairie Chickens, Wolves & Warblers. Oh, My!

April 22 After visiting with Alan’s mom for a few days, we got an early start at 7:30AM to begin the first leg of this trip. We followed tradition and stopped at McDonald’s for breakfast before striking out on the turnpike toward Akron, OH.  Throughout the entire drive Alan fought strong gusty winds, and in…