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North America » United States » Michigan May 13th 2018

Hi friends, Yesterday we departed from Holland, Michigan and headed towards Grand Haven to visit the Gerald Ford Presidential Library. It is only a 30 mile drive. We had programmed the library in the GPS and got very close before we discovered the roads were blocked. We went to the next exit and it was blocked too. So, we tried a third time and got close but again the road was blocked by police and other uniformed guards. Then we discovered what was happening. It turns out that Grand Rapids hosts the largest 25K road race in America and it was happening as we arrived. There was no way we could enter the city center. So, we found our way back to the freeway and headed west to Grand Rapids, about 35 miles. We were told ... read more
Magnum Coffee Roastery
Magnum Coffee Roastery
Manistee

North America » United States » Michigan » Holland May 12th 2018

Friday, Rain, rain go away. We have been blessed since departing on Sunday with fantastic weather...warm and dry. But all good things come to an end. We spent the night in South Bend, Indiana. I woke to the sound of steady rain. We were prepared that this day would come. We have rain jackets and two small umbrellas. Today, we were glad we had both. While we anticipated the rain we were not really prepared for the cold. It was in the low 40s when we got up and stayed there all day. Plus, a steady 10-15 mph wind. But, we have had another great travel day. Exhausting, but fun. We decided that we had to explore the Notre Dame University campus. Jackie plugged in her GPS the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and off we ... read more
University of Notre Dame
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart

North America » United States » Indiana » Indianapolis May 11th 2018

Well, it is now Thursday and we are still rolling. We got up this morning in Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio from Cincinnati. A friend, Debbie Ballew, recommended that we tour the Roebling Murals before departing. We are happy that we did. Very creative and informative. They are located close to where we were staying and never knew as we drove by that they were there. After this tour, we headed north towards Indianapolis. The roads were good and the landscape interesting. This is a rural state. We have never seen so much cultivated landscape. It is clear that only now have they been plowed and ready for planting. Much different in South Georgia. As we moved north from Ohio the land flattened out. We searched on-line for something to see in Indianapolis and found the ... read more
Roebling Murals
Roebling Murals
Roebling Murals

North America » United States » Ohio » Cincinnati May 9th 2018

Yesterday was fun, today just as much. Our goal was to learn more about this city and surroundings. We spent Tuesday night in Covington, Kentucky. We have learned that on the south-side of Cincinnati are two wonderful towns on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, Covington and Newport. I'm sure we are among the few that did not know this but we were happy to learn about it. Our dinner last night was in Newport. It has a lot of recent development along the river and seems upscale from other areas. This morning we took advantage of public transportation by walking a couple of blocks to catch the Southbank Shuttle Trolley. It circulates from Covington over to Cincinnati and then back across to Newport. We exited in Newport and walked along the river to the ... read more
Newport
Bridges
Ohio River


Hi, How much fun can two people have? We are finding out. Here's more from the Great American Road Trip. Today we had breakfast at our famous hotel, the Jailhouse Inn, in Bardstown, Kentucky. After breakfast, we got a tour of the facility. Turns out, this place was a jail since 1819. It was built with heavy limestone walls and looked impossible to break out. Only, once a couple of guys created a fake gun from soap and got away. We were lucky and just paid and left. We decided to make another unplanned stop on the way to Cincinnati. We drove up to Louisville to the Churchill Downs. Neither of us had been there before and decide to tour the facility. It did not eliminate the race from our bucket list at all. In fact, ... read more
Heaven Hill Heritage Center
Heaven Hill Heritage Center
Churchill Downs

North America » United States » Kentucky » Bardstown May 7th 2018

Wow, day 2 was another great day on the 2018 Great American Road Trip. We have had yet another great weather day. Knock on wood, we still have at least 20 more days on the road and don't want to jinx our luck. We departed Knoxville about 9:00am and headed north for Kentucky. See our attached photos. Jackie is in charge of taking a photo of the state line banners and you will enjoy her collection of shots. I'm sure if we were here in the Fall we would be bragging about the color of the leaves. But now, I'm bragging about the color of the leaves...green! The roads in North Tennessee and into Kentucky are fully tree-lined with fresh growth. We passed through the Daniel Boone Natural Forest on I-75 and then North West towards ... read more
Rocky Top
Smoky Mountains
Smoky Mountains


Hi guys: We have finally kicked off our 2018 Great America Road Trip. We conceived this idea back in January when I closed the purchased of a new Acura RDX. We have a tradition of breaking in our new vehicles with a fun and exciting road trip. The first two were in Europe followed by trip to Massachusetts in 2016 in my new Nissan Rogue. I had many ideas for this trip including a drive all the way to Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore. Finally we decided that if we drove too far the return trip would be difficult. So, we decided on a North-South drive estimated to be approximately 2800 miles with visits to cities which we have yet to visit together in the past. Plus, our next door neighbors in Atlanta, Charlie and Sharon Trense, ... read more
Knoxville-First Stop
Knoxville-First Stop
Knoxville-First Stop

North America » United States » Georgia May 2nd 2018

Hi Friends and Family: It has been a couple of years since our last travel blog. Jackie and I are preparing now for our next adventure. I have a new vehicle (2018 Acura RDX) which seems to trigger our travel interest. We plan to depart early Sunday, May 6th. I'll try to post blog updates daily if I can stay awake. In 2016 we did a road trip to Massachusetts, which took us through many East coast states to our destination. You can take a look at that blog while on this travelblog site. This new trip is a North-South beauty. We plan to go due North to Canada with stops in Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Michigan. Once we enter Canada, we reverse out then head West in UP territory...Upper Peninsula, Michigan. From there we ... read more

North America » United States » Georgia » Atlanta September 6th 2016

Once again, we got up early to drive to Atlanta. But first, we wanted to cruise through our old neighborhood, the Green's at Lee's Hill. We lived here from the fall of 1995 until we moved to Brazil in the summer of 1997. It was fun to see how little things have changed there. As we were driving around, we stopped to speak to a man walking his dog. He told us that some of our friends were still living there. As we drove in front of our unit, I spotted a guy just inside his garage. It was our friend and neighbor, Gene Barlow. We had to stop. It has been 19 years since we moved. We have not seen anyone from The Greens since. But there was Gene and his wife, Shirley. They are ... read more
Dorsey USA Road Trip 2016
Dorsey USA Road Trip 2016

North America » United States » Massachusetts September 5th 2016

Jackie convinced me that if we got up early and headed west, we may beat the effects of Hurricane Hermine which was southeast of Mattapoisett with a chance to bring high winds and rain. So, that's what we did. We departed Mattapoisett about 7:30am and took off for Fredericksburg, Virginia. Jackie wanted to make the entire trip back with only one overnight. I thought better but said I would try. We both agreed that if we got tired along the way we would adjust the trip to two nights. We were lucky with the weather. Not one drop of rain all the way to Virginia. We got to Fredericksburg about 4:00pm. The trip took us through or near NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. We drove for about 520 miles. Jackie took over driving for more than ... read more
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia
Fredericksburg, Virginia




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