Highlights: friends, monuments, museums
Highlights: grandmother and assorted relatives
Highlights: friends, art
*the drive takes us past a great chicken shack in ohio
Red Oak, IA
Highlights: friends, including a friend's bluegrass band, porch sitting
Highlight: a friend who is so thrilled that anyone would visit her in Lawrence
Highlights: b&b on a "scenic" highway (off the interstate, at least!) that is a rest stop on our way to visit Carhenge!
Buffalo Creek, CO
Highlights: friends, their off-the-grid house in the forest, outdoor fun
Salt Lake City, UT
Highlights: family, good mexican food (no, really)
Boone's Ferry, ID
Highlight: deliver sea shells to mechanic Jimmy in thanks for taking care of a stranded friend. (this is what he asked her for!)
Highlight: friends, family, our new/old city!
I highly recommend the book Roadfood to anyone taking a roadtrip. We've used it a little and will lean heavily on it on this trip. Good food!
The only wrinkle is the car! We took it to the local mechanics FOR AN OIL CHANGE and the screwed something up. Now it is stalling after running about 20 minutes. We took it to the dealer and I'm crossing my fingers that they'll figure out what is wrong and fix it (soon!).