Pikes Peak – In which we climb the highest peaks in my beloved Chevy Suburban!
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Pikes Peak – In which we climb the highest peaks in my beloved Chevy Suburban!

At 14,100 feet, a Pikes Peak ascent is a formidable accomplishment – even if you’re driving to the top of this Colorado mountain. Here is an account of our visit to Pikes Peak, Colorado from our first road trip across America in 2009, originally published in The Journey Mom. Maybe I should have listened to…

Going Bad In South Dakota: Tourist Traps and the Badlands
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Going Bad In South Dakota: Tourist Traps and the Badlands

As we headed out to Yellowstone, I heard a slight grinding sound coming from the nether regions of my 2003 Chevy Suburban. It wasn’t particularly disturbing, but I casually asked Traveling Companion to keep an eye out for an auto repair shop as it couldn’t hurt to ask if this was a concerning sound. Just…

What’s Wright with Iowa? Magic Mountains, Czech Village, Cedar Rock, and Loose Meats
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What’s Wright with Iowa? Magic Mountains, Czech Village, Cedar Rock, and Loose Meats

This Foodie Adventures Road Trip has been plagued with instances of extreme bad luck, and moments of sheer fortune. Finding not one, but three street side parking spots in downtown Chicago right in front of the pizza parlor we planned on visiting was a stroke of good fortune. Waking up to find a tire flattened…

Planning a USA Road Trip In Search of Foodie Adventures
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Planning a USA Road Trip In Search of Foodie Adventures

We’re heading out on another US road trip. In 2009, we were a mom, two kids, and a jam-packed Chevy Suburban looping the country looking for storybook settings in a Read Across America Road Trip. This time, a couple of friends are joining us in the same jam-packed Chevy Suburban, and we’re going in search…