Category Archives: Craft Beer

Shadows & Reflections of Reality

If you seek the fountain of youth, check out Fort Dodge, Iowa. When I asked about a single room for the night of August 22, 2016, the Comfort Inn clerk immediately offered me the senior-citizen rate. “It’s our best!” she … Continue reading

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Casper Crossroads: Vagabondage Dinner Options

CASPER, WYOMING—As vagabonds have direction but no daily route or destination, lodging and where to have dinner is always in unknown. Last night, after inquiring at several lodgings, we got two of the last four rooms available in Idaho Falls, … Continue reading

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Along Interstate 84, US 30 Sustains Oregon Small Towns

PENDLETON, OREGON—Along much of its route through Oregon, US Highway 30, is now co-located with (subsumed by) Interstate 84, which runs from Pocatello, Idaho, to Portland, Oregon. Destined for Pendleton, Oregon, the GPS had a simple command this morning: Drive … Continue reading

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Plymouth’s Marvelous Mill Street

PLYMOUTH, WISCONSIN—What other word describes a small town main thoroughfare lined with active storefront businesses including not one, but two bookstores, and a craft brewery. Yes, there were a empty storefronts for rent, and one building, built by Wm. Laack … Continue reading

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Heading East for Home but Waylaid by Lindbergh’s VW Beetle

LITTLE FALLS, MINNESOTA—Heading home after two weeks on the road, crossing into my home time zone yesterday at the border of North Dakota and Minnesota infected me with get-home-itis. Starting every day by riding into the rising sun as it … Continue reading

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Riding Reality Road: Unexpected Surprises Good & Bad

KALISPELL, MONTANA—When I awoke this morning in Spokane Valley, I planned on walking the vital and varied streets of Sandpoint, Idaho, this evening, setting out from my room at the La Quinta to find a good healthy dinner at one … Continue reading

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Interstate Decisions: Which Road to Ride, Where to Stay

SPOKANE VALLEY, WASHINGTON—Return trips are essentially restarts of a trip because you have to make all the same directions, only going in the other direction. With a business call in Spokane Valley, I spend Saturday trying to decide whether to … Continue reading

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