… Insect suicide…

I’ve heard that the midwest has ALOT of insects and that they are even more prevalent in the summer months. Judging from the status of the car we are obviously helping to control the bug population…

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-r. & j. (&c.)

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… Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota…

Our longest drive day to date took us through 4 states and over 800 miles (and my lovely chauffeur has graciously driven them all :))!

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There have been lots of exciting sights along the way…
Lots of farms houses….

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A random sculpture garden….

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Some seriously cool (and huge!) wind turbines…

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But mostly lots of…

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We also stopped for dinner in Omaha, Nebraska…

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….Um yeaaa… They’re a little behind the times out here….

And Capone for the most part is enjoying the sights..

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-r. & j. (&c.)

…Indiana…

We spent the past 2 nights hanging out with friends at their home in Hoosier country…

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…getting to see the sights including the Sun King Brewery (super yeasty batch of Oktoberfest beer!)

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And a great bike ride through the trails…

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… Not to mention, experiencing some of the outdoor freestanding art of the Indiana Museum of Art gardens!

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Such a nice relaxing 2 days …

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… But now we have begun our stint of long drives (anywhere from 10-14 hours each day) to get us out west :)!

-r. & j. (&c)

…Michigan…

Our adventures have taken us to the wolverine state…

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…and into the motor city. Great time (although all to brief) catching up with family, friends and getting to experience a beautiful Michigan summer sunset :)…

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We’ve hit the road again … (With this guy)…

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He was a classy dude… I appreciate his entire outfit especially his choice of footwear…He also gave me the finger…

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And now we are on our way to Indianapolis to visit more friends and experience the views of Indy via bike rather than car :)!

-r. & j. (& c.)

Commence epic road trip

After months of conversations, planning and anticipation we (Joe, Capone and I) are heading out on our EPIC cross country adventure!

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After a late start, per our norm, we were blazing (in reality stuck in traffic) over the Brooklyn Bridge along the FDR and up to the George Washington Bridge into New Jersey…

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…and out to our first stop Buffalo, New York to visit some friends and partake in some good ‘ole upstate NY hospitality! We just wish I was more than a pit stop!

-r. & j. (& c.)