Been There, Done That

Below is a brief outline of our actual adventure, including key destinations/attractions/sites we visited:

SUNDAY, JUNE 30
Bob Evans restaurant (Breezewood, PA)

MONDAY, JULY 1
Flight 93 National Memorial (Shanksville, PA)
Dairy Queen (Somerset, PA)
Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

TUESDAY, JULY 2 (all day in Pittsburgh, PA)
Carnegie Science Museum
Fred Rogers memorial / statue
Point State Park
Station Square
Monongahela Incline

WEDNESDAY, JULY 3
Dairy Queen (Twinsburg, OH)
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum (Cleveland, OH)

THURSDAY, JULY 4
Holden Arboretum (Kirtland, OH)

FRIDAY, JULY 5
Dairy Queen (Rolling Prairie, IN)
RV/MH Hall of Fame, Museum and Library (Elkhart, IN)

SATURDAY, JULY 6
Motoworks (Chicago, IL)
Museum of Science and Industry (Chicago, IL)

SUNDAY, JULY 7
Dairy Queen (Dixon, IL)
Lost Lake (near Dixon)

MONDAY, JULY 8
Dairy Queen (Oregon, IL)
The House on the Rock (near Dodgeville, WI)
Field of Dreams movie site (Dyersville, IA)

TUESDAY, JULY 9
Field of Dreams movie site (Dyersville, IA)
Dairy Queen (Yankton, SD)
Corn Palace (Mitchell, SD)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 10
Wall Drug (Wall, SD)
Dairy Queen (Wall, SD)
Badlands National Park (Interior, SD)
Mount Rushmore (Keystone, SD)
Black Hills National Forest (near Hill City, SD)

THURSDAY, JULY 11
Crazy Horse Memorial (Crazy Horse, SD)
Dairy Queen (Custer, SD)
Wind Cave National Park (Hot Springs, SD)
Devil’s Tower National Monument (Devil’s Tower, WY)
Dairy Queen (Gillette, WY)

FRIDAY, JULY 12
Dairy Queen (Sheridan, Wyoming)
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (near Crow Agency, MT)
Billings, Montana (a brief stop for lunch)
KOA Campground (Cody, Wyoming)

SATURDAY, JULY 13
Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming)

SUNDAY, JULY 14
Yellowstone National Park (WY)
– Mammoth Hot Springs

MONDAY, JULY 15
Yellowstone National Park (WY)
– Old Faithful geyser basin

TUESDAY, JULY 16
Yellowstone National Park (WY)
Grand Teton National Park (WY)
Dairy Queen (Jackson, WY)
Idaho Falls, ID

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17
EBR-1 (Experimental Breeder Reactor 1 (Snake River Plain, Central Idaho)
Craters of the Moon National Monument (Idaho)

THURSDAY, JULY 18
Idaho State Capitol (Boise)
Dairy Queen (Baker City, OR)
Columbia River (Oregon border)

FRIDAY, JULY 19
Bridge of the Gods (Oregon-Washington border over Columbia River)
Carson National Fish Hatchery (Carson, WA)
Mount St. Helens
Mount Rainier National Park
Dairy Queen (Auburn, WA)

SATURDAY, JULY 20
Pike Place Market (Seattle)
Seattle Center / Bite of Seattle food festival
Pacific Science Center (Seattle)

SUNDAY, JULY 21
Washington State Capitol (Olympia, WA)
Dairy Queen (Aberdeen, WA)
Westport, WA
Dairy Queen (Raymond, WA)

MONDAY, JULY 22
Dairy Queen (Gearhart, OR)
Tillamook Cheese Factory (Tillamook, OR)
Eugene, OR

TUESDAY, JULY 23
Dairy Queen (Pleasant Hill, OR)
Crater Lake National Park
Dairy Queen (South Medford, OR)

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24
Drive from Medford, OR to Reno, NV (passing thru CA)
Duds ‘n Suds (Reno, NV)

THURSDAY, JULY 25
Lake Tahoe (NV and CA)

FRIDAY, JULY 26
South Lake Tahoe (CA)
Yosemite National Park (CA)

SATURDAY, JULY 27
Yosemite National Park (CA)

SUNDAY, JULY 28
Yosemite National Park (CA)
Fresno, CA

MONDAY, JULY 29
Kings Canyon National Park
– General Grant Tree (giant sequoia)
Sequoia National Park

TUESDAY, JULY 30
Sequoia National Park
– General Sherman Tree (world’s largest tree)
– Moro Rock
Bakersfield, CA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
Vomiting lady (street corner; Barstow, CA)
Dairy Queen — and the Barter Kings! (Baker, CA)
Cirque du Soleil’s Mystère (Las Vegas)

THURSDAY, AUG. 1
Las Vegas

FRIDAY, AUG. 2
Las Vegas

SATURDAY, AUG. 3
iHop (Las Vegas)
Dairy Queen (Boulder City, AZ)
Winslow, AZ

SUNDAY, AUG. 4
Meteor Crater (Winslow, AZ)
Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim – Grand Canyon, AZ)

MONDAY, AUG. 5
Zion National Park (UT)

TUESDAY, AUG. 6
Bryce Canyon National Park (UT)

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7
Arches National Park (Moab, UT)

THURSDAY, AUG. 8
Vail, CO
Dairy Queen (Boulder, CO)
Boulder, CO

FRIDAY, AUG. 9
Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park, CO)
Dairy Queen (Estes Park, CO)
Conifer, CO

SATURDAY, AUG. 10
Staunton State Park (Pine, CO)
Denver, CO

SUNDAY, AUG. 11
South Park City (Fairplay, CO)
UFO Watchtower (Hooper, CO)
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve (Mosca, CO)

MONDAY, AUG. 12
Earthship Visitor Center (outside Taos)
Taos, NM
Dairy Queen (Espanola, NM)
Santa Fe, NM

TUESDAY, AUG. 13
New Mexico State Capitol (Santa Fe, NM)
Classical Gas Museum (Embudo, NM)
Bandelier National Monument (Las Alamos, NM)
Dairy Queen (Santa Fe, NM)

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 14
Miraculous Stair, Loretto Chapel (Santa Fe, NM)
UFO Museum and Research Center (Roswell, NM)
Dairy Queen (Roswell, NM)
Artesia, NM

THURSDAY, AUG. 15
Carlsbad Caverns National Park (near White City, NM)
Dairy Queen (Ozona, TX)

FRIDAY, AUG. 16
The Alamo (San Antonio, TX)
Houston, TX

SATURDAY, AUG. 17
Space Center Houston (Houston, TX)
Lake Charles, LA

SUNDAY, AUG. 18
The French Quarter (New Orleans, LA)

MONDAY, AUG. 19
City Park (New Orleans, LA)
Lower Ninth Ward (New Orleans, LA)
Dairy Queen (Biloxi, MS)
Montgomery, AL

TUESDAY, AUG. 20
Civil Rights Memorial Center (Montgomery, AL)
Alabama State Capitol (Montgomery, AL)
Atlanta, GA

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 21
Georgia Aquarium (Atlanta, GA)

THURSDAY, AUG. 22 (my 14th anniversary!)
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change — aka “The King Center” (Atlanta, GA)

FRIDAY, AUG. 23
Dairy Queen (Blacksburg, SC)
Carrboro / Chapel Hill, NC

SATURDAY, AUG. 24
Carrboro Farmers’ Market (Carrboro, NC)
Dumfries, VA (home of the Willards)

SUNDAY, AUG. 25
Washington, D.C. (drove thru w/out stopping)
Maryland (drove thru w/out stopping)
Delaware (drove thru w/out stopping)
Maplewood, New Jersey!!!  Home at last, home at last, thank G-d almighty, we’re home at last!!

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