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Great American Road Trip: Portlandia and the Way of the Train

I rolled into Portland off a four-hour Greyhound around 12:30pm.  The sun was shining and the weather was perfect.  The streets massaged my feet.  ‘Yes, I could live here,’ I thought while strolling down 5th Avenue. I soon discovered the … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Exploring the Great Northwest

In the 1840s, expansionist American rhetoric was soaring, and as tension grew over the annexation of the northwest territories, Democratic politicians road the slogan “54-40” or fight to electoral success in 1844.  The slogan referred to the 54th parallel, far … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Day 7 in Spokane, city of Stockton

Epic events often come in threes.  The deaths of Morrison, Joplin and Hendrix, all at age 27 within 12 months of each other, is a great example.  In our case, we had three of the most stimulating cab rides of … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Day 12 Summaries

I am sure you are all familiar with the ever expanding nature of the universe. My own road trip, which began one, then two days ahead of the accounts being posted here, have skyrocketed to an unacceptable five light days. … Continue reading

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That’s Why There Aren’t Amtrak Liveblogs…

Apparently there will be no wi-fi on the 18 hour Amtrak ride I’m about to embark on.  No worries, I’m sure books, writing on my laptop, spider solitaire, email on my phone, articles I’m saving on my computer right now … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Day 6 (The Ride to Spokane)

When Rick hooked me and Nate up with a ride to Spokane, no one was more excited than his son, our driver, William.   William bubbled like a Yellowstone geyser, maybe at the chance to leave Idaho ever so briefly, but … Continue reading

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In memorance of Suby: 1999-2010

About two months before college graduation, I realized I needed to learn how to drive if I wanted to get a job on a political campaign.  Us City-born folk rarely have the need or opportunity to learn.  To the great … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Day 6 (Death in the Afternoon)

After a mediocre night in ballyhooed Missoula and a quick dip in the Bel Aire Motel pool, the Senge-Marton team had its second major crisis (the stalled car in Teddy Roosevelt Park was the first).  Nate wanted to split off … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Day 5 (Part 2)

We were literally on our way out of the park when we ran into these guys.     And these guys.                   We also found the Excelsior Geyser, which, while way less … Continue reading

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Great American Road Trip: Day 5

I’ve fallen behind badly in keeping these posts up to date, but as you’ll soon see, there is a reason for everything under the sun.  For now, enjoy these photos from Yellowstone, which speak for themselves.  We had a terrific … Continue reading

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