The Route

2018 Summer Road Trip Fun

I know I've been updating my blog a lot lately, but it's all stuff I've been behind on from our massive 2017 road trip.  I'm taking a break for a while from that trip so that I can be more timely in telling you about our 2018 fun.  I'll get back to 2017 when I'm… Continue reading 2018 Summer Road Trip Fun

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Rest Stops

Rest Stop: Super 8 – Elizabethtown, KY

Our first overnight of our Southeastern United States trip was the Super 8 in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.   After striking out on the must-eat meal of Kentucky, we were ready for a good night’s sleep before getting up early the next morning.  Super 8 had been good to us on our Colorado Road Trip the year before… Continue reading Rest Stop: Super 8 – Elizabethtown, KY

Must-Eat Meals

Must-Eat Meals: Kentucky – Hot Brown (or not)

The must-eat meal of Kentucky is the Kentucky Hot Brown.  Since we were spending the night in Elizabethtown,  I had done some research and picked out a place to get a good one.  So we were headed in search of this place when we discovered that there was a problem.  There was a classic car… Continue reading Must-Eat Meals: Kentucky – Hot Brown (or not)

Road Side Stops

Road Side Stops: Churchill Downs – Louisville, KY

When we left the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory, we headed across town to see a different side of Louisville.  We were looking for the home of the Kentucky Derby. When I think of the Derby, and Churchill Downs, I think of hats, mint juleps, and horses.  It has an air of opulence, doesn’t it? … Continue reading Road Side Stops: Churchill Downs – Louisville, KY

Made in America

Made In the USA: Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory – Louisville, KY

What is Louisville, Kentucky's claim to fame?  There are actually several answers to that question, but in this case, I’m talking about bats.  Specifically, Louisville Slugger baseball bats, which can be found in downtown Louisville at the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. Our family loves America's pastime (Go, Cubs!), so this was an obvious must-do.  Dressed in… Continue reading Made In the USA: Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory – Louisville, KY

The Route

Southeast Road Trip: Indiana

Illinois had given us two gems on this trip: a rooster in a top hat and a gentle giant with a sandwich.  Where could we possibly go that would top that? Our next leg of the trip would take us into Indiana.  This state was new for G and J.  The rest of us had… Continue reading Southeast Road Trip: Indiana

Road Side Stops

Road Side Stop: Paul Bunyon with a Hot Dog – Atlanta, Illinois

After photographing a fowl in a fedora (rooster in a top hat…close enough), we headed down the road to the town of Atlanta, Illinois.  Ever heard of it?  No?  Not surprised.  There isn't much there.  It’s pretty small, but they do have one big draw…a giant statue of Paul Bunyon with a hot dog.  … Continue reading Road Side Stop: Paul Bunyon with a Hot Dog – Atlanta, Illinois

Road Side Stops

Road Side Stop: Carl’s Bakery, East Peoria, Illinois

We made the first stop of our Southeastern US road trip in East Peoria, Illinois. This stop doubles as a fun road side stop and breakfast. Welcome to Carl’s Bakery. Why, yes. That is a giant rooster wearing a top hat! Why? I have no idea. Neither does anyone else apparently. At least no one… Continue reading Road Side Stop: Carl’s Bakery, East Peoria, Illinois

The Route

Southeast Road Trip: Illinois

We started our Southeastern United States road trip by hitting the road at 5:00 on Saturday morning. Well...that was the plan. We actually started about 5:15 thanks to some problems with the laptop not wanting to charge, but why not just start out behind schedule, right? For the first part of our trip, we would… Continue reading Southeast Road Trip: Illinois