Road Trip East-some observations


October 13, 2021

On the way home we got in the middle of South Dakota and had difficulty finding a motel. Finally, in Chamberlain we found a rather old-fashioned, but clean, motel. We looked out and saw this view of the sunset over the Missouri River, grabbed our cooler and enjoyed a picnic as the sun went down. We enjoyed that unanticipated special moment while traveling.

I wrote recently about southern cooking based on a recent road trip to Georgia. The road trip was 4,000+ miles through 15 states and eight days of driving. My wife and I had never visited some of the places we passed through and others we had visited but not for nearly a quarter century. Here are a few observations about places we revisited and things we saw that caught our interest.

Trends we saw heading east

The further east and south we got the more traffic and congestion we encountered. I'd say from about Kansas City on traffic got heavier, drivers got more aggressive and what was once wid...

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