In the dim recesses of the past lies the memory of a fated conversation at a particular Pizza Hut in Houghton, Michigan. Several of us were huddled in a dim pool of light cast by the fixture overhead. In hushed voices someone, whose identity shall forever remain a mystery, uttered these fateful words, "Let's go on a trip." The rest is soon to be history. Josh "Eleven" Stone and Josh "Fractional" Myles present to you the official travel guide and log of our Trek Across America .
Here we will be updating our progress with photographs, comments, political commentary, jokes, and other words of wisdom provoked by our experiences on the open road. Check this page frequently, as we will be updating it as often as a phone line crosses our path.
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A relaxing day in Waterloo, IA.
Mt. Rushmore, bison burgers, rain, and Iowa.
Driving, driving, and more driving. Well, we did a little bit more than
that, I suppose.
The Museum of Natural History, The Albuquerque Museum, Old Town, and more
good food. Whew.
Driving, swerving around tumbleweed, and restoring a few web pages. That's about it.
We visit the Grand Canyon and camp at Flagstaff, AZ.
We see the Hoover Dam. Nobody gets hurt, except for some
We checked out Las Vegas. We will remember the food forever.
Today we visited Zion National Park and drove to Las Vegas.
We left Fruit Heights, checked out Provo, BYU, and drove a lot (well, it
seemed like a lot).
Today we drove from Yellowstone to Salt Lake City, Utah. This involved
lots of driving, road construction, driving, and a little more road
We spend the day at Yellowstone, soaking in the sights. Whew.
We missed Rushmore, but will hopefully see it later. We headed on to
Yellowstone National Park.
Finally we're vacationing. We saw the Badlands today, and will see Mt.
Rushmore tomorrow morning.
After leaving Wisconsin, things have picked up. We're on interstates
(80 mph!) now, and we're cruising on to Rushmore tomorrow (day 2).
It took longer to begin than we estimated, and weren't able to leave
Houghton until 8:40 or so. No problem though, we made it to Wisconsin
Preparations are under way in Houghton, MI. We are drowning in equipment
and to-do lists, earnestly awaiting the beginning of our perilous journey. We
leave tomorrow (Day 0) at 4:00.
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