Roadside History, The Iron Brigade

Roadside historical markers are often interesting. For example, while wandering around in North Dakota and Northwest Minnesota last fall, I found several rest area signs documenting the various trails and canoe routes used by 18th and 19th century fur trappers. Apparently it was desirable to trade your furs outside the territory controlled by the NorthContinue reading “Roadside History, The Iron Brigade”

Another End of the Road…

Our next ‘end of the road’ was a day trip to Cypremort Point State Park on the Gulf. We wanted to see the Gulf and put our toes in the water. The blast of cold that’s running through the south meant that the temps barely hit 50F.  Cold north winds made it a poor dayContinue reading “Another End of the Road…”

The End of the Road…

We were in Louisiana a year ago on what ended up being a swamp tour. This year we’re back in the same area, partially because it’s so different from other parts of the country, and partly because it’s one of the few places east of California that is not expected to get too far belowContinue reading “The End of the Road…”

Tracing the Trace

We’re back on the road and back down south. The intersection of medical appointments and the weather have caused us to leave a bit early and have nudged us much further east than expected – we’re in Mississippi, not Utah. Maybe more that a bit. The blast of cold that’s supposed to hit half theContinue reading “Tracing the Trace”

The Atomic Prairie

One of the ‘features’ of modern civilization that presents itself here on the northern prairie is the presence of a major portion of the US’s offensive nuclear weapons. The northern plains are a former and current home to nuclear armed strategic bombers and ICBM’s. There were a thousand Minuteman silos scattered across the plains atContinue reading “The Atomic Prairie”