life: the epic road trip (v2)

Gluttons for punishment, or doing all the fun over again from 9 years ago: I don’t know which. But had another wonderful 3 week road trip this summer.


  • duration: 21 consecutive days
  • driving distance: 6890 miles
  • total hours driving: 120
  • average mpg: 25.5
  • gas consumed: 270 gallons (generally around $4.50/gal)

Monuments / Parks / Museums / highlights visited:

  • Big Pencil: Wytheville, VA
  • New River Gorge National Park: Glen Jean, WV
  • Cathedral Falls: Gauley Bridge, WV
  • Sternwheel Regatta (just missed it): Charleston, WV
  • Blenko Glass Factory: Milton, WV
  • Mammoth Cave National Park: KY
  • Moonlite BBQ: Owensboro, KY
  • City Museum: St Louis, MO
  • Badlands National Park: SD
  • Mount Rushmore National Memorial: Keystone, SD
  • Devils Tower National Monument: Sundance, WY
  • Glacier National Park: Kalispell, MT
  • Garden of One Thousand Buddhas: Arlee, MT
  • family reunion: Kamiah, ID
  • Utah Olympic Park: Park City, UT
  • Caputo’s Market and Deli: Salt Lake City, UT
  • Little Wild Horse slot canyon: Green River, UT
  • Goblin Valley State Park: Green River, UT
  • Silverton, CO
  • Georgia O’Keefe Museum: Santa Fe, NM
  • Meow Wolf Museum: Santa Fe, NM
  • Route 66 Midpoint: Adrian, TX
  • Parlor Doughnuts, Nashville TN
New River George
City Museum, St Louis (yes, that is a slide coming out of a dinosaur butt)
Glacier National Park
Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon
Meow Wolf, Santa Fe

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