Tuesday, February 05, 2013
Who has time to post?
I have been to Nebraska - a whole lotta flat. Stayed with my sister in Omaha and toured the area a bit. Stopped at Homstead Nat'l Park and hiked a bit. Stopped at the Lewis and Clark Museum overlooking the Missouri River in Platte. Nice time.
Iowa SR2 is a long, but relatively scenic route, especially in loess hills region - much better than I-80.
US 36 through Kansas is interminable, although a stop at the Pony Express museum was interesting for a quick stop.
US 136 in NW Missouri was sweet, but getting off on some of the state and county roads is a treat. Nothing quite like coming over the top of a hill, dropping under a power line and topping the next hill to find 90 degree turn just over the summit. Keeps you AWAKE.
Outran a weather front through Central Illinois on US 136 on the way back.
Made several weekenders in Michigan (both peninsulas) - the UP is spectacular and my favorite restaurant for fish chowder is in Epoufette. Muskegon, MI for Bike Time, which I decided to attend instead of the Boogie. Much more family friendly.
|Muskegon, MI - Bike Time (July 2012)|
Caught a good concert, drank some beer, made some acquaintances. Good time.
Made numerous other small jaunts and day trips around Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky. Many thousands of miles and a case of Monkey Butt later, here it is February and I'm itching to go.
What use is global warming if I can't tour the Old Northwest in February?
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