Category Archives: Food

Route 66 Connections: No Expectations, No Focus

When traveling without expectations, a journey is at first a series of disconnected experiences because it occurs organically, not in a series of marketing meetings that plan it from start to finish. That’s where I’ve been for the past two … Continue reading

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Route 66: There Will be Serendiculous Wrong Turns

With a multitude of cutoff towns and rerouted roads, there is not one true path for Route 66. You pick an era and hope for the best. For the most part, Ed and I have been following the 1926-30 route … 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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River Whitecaps, Friends Reunited & a Mountain Trifecta

RENTON, WASHINGTON—Freed from the self-imposed constraints of my preparatory daydreams, I’ve relished the the unexpected rewards of vagabondage. No longer eschewing the Interstates, I followed I-84 from Pocatello to Portland. Much of it follows the Columbia River and its gorge … 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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Rain Suit Riding & Beer-Based Decision-Making

POCATELLO, IDAHO—Laying the weather map’s bolus of bad weather over the road map devoid of small town dots that connect the larger cities called for a long day in the saddle to compress two days of rainy riding into one. … Continue reading

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Travel Challenges: Leaving Home & Finding One’s Way

NAUVOO, ILLINOIS—Given the chronic religious persecution that drove the Latter Day Saints from their homes here on the bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, I shouldn’t really complain about my day. The challenges of my day are evanescent giggles compared to … Continue reading

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