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Hitting the Road


We are on the road! on Monday my mom got me a doctor in Denver to take my cast off and my pins out. We have until Sep. 24 to get there. My sister's b-day was Tue the 25th, and we planned to leave the next day. We wanted to leave Wednessday after catching breakfast at Perkins with Laura, Claire, and Corey, but we ended up having to go back home and continue packing. Then we ended up packing into the rainy evening, so we didn't leave until Thursday. But, we should still have plenty of time to see the Badlands, Devil's Tower, Little Big Horn, Yellowstone, Canyon of the Crescent Moon, and Dinosaur National Park before hitting Denver.

We camped at Maumee Bay State Park, Oregon, Ohio the first night. We didn't get there until dark, and we lost the backpack tied to our saddlebag (which I caught and held onto until we pulled into BP), and we thought the mirror was on fire, but it got brighter in rhythm with the left turn signal, and it turned out to be an orange thread flapping in the wind... not sparks.

The next morning we rushed out of the park and still ended up getting caught in the rain. We were in farm country since Joe wanted to avoid toll roads for the sights, so there really wasn't anywhere to pull off and get the laptop and stuff inside. Then there was a random ice cream shop, and we parked under their awning until the rain stopped.

The second night we stayed at Pokagon State Park, Angola Indiana. We were pretty tired from having to pack and unpack the motorcycle every morning and night, so we are staying a second day, hence why I can blog. We are at Bob Evin's drinking coffee and hot chocolate because its freaking cold! In an hour we are going to see District 9 (b/c the only other movie at the little theater we are going to Joe and I saw with my family... by the way, do not go and see the new Quintin Tarintino movie with your mom... its intense).

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Love the photos! They may tell more than you'll have time to write, but do jot down some of your stories of people you meet or crazy things that happen. Looking forward to each entry! ~Sheryl

by Sheryl S

I like the photos too...and Joe the manly man putting up the tent! I hope you are staying warm...I'm sure you already know but just in case...when the USA was first laying roads they set up a 5 mile grid across the country so you can take the country roads almost like you would streets (east west) and avenues (north south)(Thanks Mr. Jefferson!) so if that ever helps you avoid tolls...anyways...glad you both are doing so well and again...love the pictures!

by CoreyAnn

That would be so stressful to have a laptop in the rain like that but thats just the way i think. Riding in the rain sounds painful.

(sorry I'm playing blog comment catch up cause I'm a slacker)

by buddy-JC

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