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Posted on Nov 26 2013 - 11:39am by Steve M
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So, we left Austin and headed west. There is a lot of desert between Texas and Arizona. To break up the drive a little we pulled over and explored the many abandoned buildings off the freeway.  It's crazy how many failed businesses and towns there are along that stretch of the US.  Read on for the home stretch, ...

Posted on Nov 21 2013 - 10:12am by Russ
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Next up New Orleans… and just in time for the freak show that is Halloween. But first we had to stop by the National WWII Museum. Glad we did. The museum does a good job educating you about WWII, but also gave us both a better understanding of how much tougher the older generations were/are. We got nothing on these old folks.New Orleans, specifically the Bourbon...

Posted on Nov 15 2013 - 9:18am by Russ
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Stayed two nights in Nashville, TN and enjoyed lots of live music. Great place.  The downtown Nashville scene gets busy super early… lines at 5PM.  Got to spend some time with an old friend who was moving out of Nashville (heading to Detroit… wrong direction!). Next up we went to Lynchburg, TN for a tour of the Jack Daniels distillery. ...

Another procrastinators post with a quick 5 state update… After NY we downgraded to the Jersey Shore. The MTV show “Jersey Shore” did a good job polishing that turd. It was pretty run down and had clientele to match. We had one of the “nicer” hotels in the area. Other people seemed to know this because they were living in it. Yuck. Next up was the Gettysburg National Military Park. Learned quite a bit about the bloodiest battle in the civil war. Also saw our first, and arguably coolest, Diorama. Google it....

4 state catch up post… we have been having too much fun to post. After New Hampshire we made it to Maine and did what typical tourists would do. We went out on a lobster boat and caught lunch. Picked the best lobsters out of the bunch… hauled them to a local restaurant… and ate like kings. Re-hydrated with VitaCoco (#vitacoco #hydratenaturally). Boston...

After losing our shirts in PA we pointed the car towards Maine and drove through Vermont and New Hampshire. Pictures won’t do justice to the colors of the trees as they turn. Simply amazing scenery. On this leg of the trip we had a constant drizzly rain which made it even tougher to get good photos. We took the Cog Railway to the top of Mt Washington in New Hampshire. This was the world’s first mountain climbing train and goes to the highest peak in New Hampshire. The area is also known for having “the worst weather...

Posted on Oct 15 2013 - 4:58am by Steve M
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It’s been awhile and we are a little behind on updates. We ended up going to the Harley Davidson Museum before leaving Wisconsin. They have a large collection from their history and we were able to roll some tandem scooter action. We headed out to Michigan and couldn’t find a room for over 100 miles. We managed to find a cheap Econo-Lodge that only had two rooms left. As you can see by the picture, it turned out to be super sexy……. The next day we stayed at my old bestest friend Bree Miller‘s house. We had...

We made it to Milwaukee. Spent two nights in the old Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery building. One of the buildings is now an amazing hotel that has kept much of the history in tact (see the original copper kettles from the 1890’s). Can’t think of a better place to stay in Milwaukee. We were lucky enough to meet the owner of several of the PBR buildings while on the brewery tour. He, and his sister, went to dinner with us and gave us a special tours and history lessons. Very cool. Some of the other PBR brands include Old Milwaukee,...

Posted on Oct 4 2013 - 6:14am by Steve M
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Went to Wisconsin and ate some cheese. Thought it would be cool to see the cows that the milk came from so it was off to a tour at the Hincheley’s farm. We not only got to milk a cow, and see one pee, but we also were able to feed and hangout with other farm animals. Sounds like something a kid would be excited about… but it was actually pretty cool. Took a hay ride into the corn/pumpkin fields and even saw what could have been a case of the mad cow. Will post that video in a bit. ...

Made it to Mt Rushmore. The picture says it all. Funny billboards out here… one of them pictured below on the way to Minnesota. Everything seems bigger out here, especially the chairs. Went to Summit Brewery in St. Paul, MN. The beer was OK… the tour was bleh. Steve still managed to find some entertainment in the brewery hall during the boring tour.  More pictures after the break. ...