Click here to listen… Click here to download… In the rough and tumble days of the late 1800’s, the little town of Sidney, Nebraska was an important military and commercial outpost on the railroad lines that were becoming the arteries of American expansion. It was indeed the Wild West, populated by such colorful characters as Buffalo Bill and Calamity Jane and earned the moniker, Toughest Town on the Tracks. In 2017 what was once called Sinful Sidney is celebrating its Sesquicentennial ( that’s
Hello. Tho I am new to this media, blogging, I am not new to American Road. I've been around since the beginning. I do have a road trip web site, but decided to give this blog a try to post my rather infrequent road trips in the Memphis, TN, area.
Being nearly 73 years old I'm old enough to remember the good old days of 2-lane road travel. Indeed, I went with my folks in the late 40's and early 50's on several trips from southern Maine to the Dayton, Ohio, area to visit friends and relatives
It's summer time and its hot. What better way to cool down then to spend some time at the lake. With that in mind, our Namesake town for this entry is Geneva, Ohio and the nearby summer resort town of Geneva on the Lake. Both are located in Ashtabula County, which has a wealth of museums and sites of historic interest. In addition there are some eighteen covered bridges in the county, including both the longest and shortest covered bridges in the United States. Add the ten or so wineries in the
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In our 2018 Spring Viva Las Vegas issue , under the Friends in the Fast Lane column, the lead story was about an 824 mile long garage sale! In this American Road Trip Talk podcast, you are going to meet Pat McDaniel, the lady who dreamed up this great gathering. The Historic National Road Garage sale took place from May 31 to June 4 Along US 40 from Baltimore to St. Louis. For ore information visit their Historic National Road Meande
Hello everyone!!!! A good breakfast is always an excellent way to start the day before exploring the countless things out there across the country to see and do. Quiche Lorraine makes for a good and hearty simple breakfast in the morning and it can be made very easily in a camper, RV, an outside oven while camping, etc. The best part is quiche can also be eaten cold, so it makes for a good travel food as it can be sliced almost like a pie. For those who may not choose a restaurant everyday, t
Horicon Marsh in Wisconsin is known as the Little Everglades of the north- and for good reason! The number of bird species that make it home or migrate through the area is astonishing.
For years I had visited the area during the fall season for the annual migration of Canada Geese. As the geese flock to the area, so do the the bird watchers and tourists. We drove and hiked through the marsh area and it was amazing.
Then one spring we took a pontoon ride through the marsh with Marc and Ga
Well, we may not have found any pinball machines while visiting Madison, WI- but we did visit two great attractions that neither my husband nor I visited while a student at UW-Madison (too busy studying- of course ).
Our first stop was Olbrich Gardens BolzConservatory. In the summer their gardens are amazing- but in the winter their tropical greenhouse is paradise! It houses "more than 650 plants representing more than 80 plant families and 475 species and cultivars from tropical and sub-tr
There is something that stirs my soul when I return for a visit to Madison, WI. Maybe it's the 5 or so years I spent there going to college... and occasionally studying. Even though the landscape has changed and many businesses I once frequented are no longer there (not to mention campus buildings like dormitories), I still love to reminisce as we wander the campus(mostly because it really annoys the kids).
I have learned to accept the changes that are bound to occur as my college days fall
We've been working on the upcoming Spring issue so I haven't had a moment to share that we received a letter from our platoon contact. I'm pleased to report that the platoon received the gift boxes and enjoyed receiving the care packages.
We wanted to share some of the great letters that we were able to included in the packages. Special thanks for the help of the two elementary school classes (Mrs. Amy Quick's second & third grade class - Joseph M. Carkenord Elementary in Chesterfield,
This time of year provides the opportunity to cross from Bayfield, WI to LaPointe, WI (Madeline Island)by wind sled. During this window of time there is too much ice to cross by ferry, but not enough to open the ice road. You can check the status of the ice road and wind sled schedule (and the ice caves) here: http://bit.ly/Bayfield.
I still think that the 'one tank of gas trips' are my favorites, living in Western Washington there are lots of close to home destinations on the 'Places to Go" list, and I'll start adding those here as time goes by.
Port Orchard, Washington is one, here's a link to the Chamber of Commerce website http://www.portorchard.com
I recently had the opportunity to drive a section of the Otter Trail Scenic Byway in Minnesota. I enjoyed the small stretch of the Byway that I drove (near Fergus Falls, MN). Attractions along the way:
The World's Largest Otter:
The quaint town of Fergus Falls:
I would have liked to sp
I am often lured in by the promise of seeing the "World's Largest.. (your favorite animal name here..." and my wheels always turn at the sign of a history museum or the glow of a diner's neon.
But, the sight of a small cemetery makes my head turn every time. I can't help but wonder what history awaits to be found carved into the old stones. It started as a quest to find my heritage- but now I like to stop at cemeteries that bear no last names in my genealogical roll call. And more often th
Greetings everyone! I just learned that the following store in New York is carrying American Road:
15 W 37th Street
New York NY 10018
Hello everyone and Happy New Year!! The other day I was thinking about what could I make that is simple, hearty, and warms the soul during the present Midwest Winter Wonderland and cold. There is a perception not much can be done with pork and beans because they are basically already prepared, you just open the can and heat. Maybe add cut up hot dogs to them on occasion. Well I had several cans around along with some pork I was trying to figure out what to do with and I came up with this reall
Hello everyone and Happy Holidays!!! This year during Christmas I decided to try something very easy and simple with turkey. I usually like to cook a full bird for the holidays, and haved used various methods to do so over the years. Cooking a full bird though requires preparation and time during slicing, and also cleanup can be somewhat cumbersome. Well this year I decided to just cook a turkey breast and see how that works. I started by buying a fresh raw turkey breast at the grocery stor
Hello Road Warriors!! How is traveling going on the highways and byways of the US? This is the coolest magazine for roadtrips!! At my bed and breakfast, we get a lot of travelers who always talk about breakfasts at different places during their travels. A common item that comes up is biscuits and gravy. Several travelers asked me if there was a way to make biscuits and gravy a little lively. Well this is my own recipe that I believe fits the bill.
2 lb ground Pork Saus
This is a effn’ good hot dog.”
My brother Dan is a geologist and he never swears.
We’re in an old building with salmon-colored walls. Dan plows through his third hot dog, smothered in relish, pickles and ketchup.
“Are they dotted? Hey! Are they dotted? Five, one, three!”
Yester-slingers shout in this thick Yester-brogue, barely audible over Casey Kasem’s American Top 40: The 70s. Coke and Quaker Oats spokeskids wink and pout from their rusty metallic signs. A girl, no more th
At the urging of Becky Repp I will attempt to comprehend and take part in this Blog feature.
For this last year our work with the Yellowstone Trail has been more or less limited to the Trail in Wisconsin. In deed, we have a product to show for the effort which I will comment on as soon as I have a better idea of what happens with this text after I "submit" it!
Perhaps "Add Entry" is the way to go?
I started thinking about different ideas for this coming Thanksgiving. Something fun and different. I thought I'd share what I found - just in case it might interest some other people. I will work to post at least two ideas per week until Thanksgiving. Feel free to share ideas in your comments.
Thanksgiving Marketplace. Rugby, Tennessee. November, 27, 2009. Phone: 888-214-3400
Hark back to the 1880s Rugby Christmas. Visit beautifully decorated candle and lamp lit buildings; enjoy music a