It is a strange thing to come home. While yet on the journey, you cannot at all...– Selma Lagerlof
Our Nature lies in movement; complete calm is death.– Blaise Pascal
Every perfect traveler always creates the country where he travels.– Nikos Kazantzakis
America's Best Farmer's Markets →
I hope that I’ll be able to visit a few of these on my trip. With limited “Saturdays” available, it may not work out at all. However, I’m posting this here as a reminder to myself. As things get closer, I hope that it might work out to visit a few of these!
Kilometers are shorter than miles. Save gas, take your next trip in kilometers.– George Carlin
As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left...– Margaret Mead
Breitbach's Country Dining →
From their website: Iowa’s oldest food and drinking establishment was opened in 1852 by federal permit issued from President Millard Fillmore. Jacob Breitbach, Great-Great Grandfather of the present owner worked for the original owner and purchased the tavern in 1862. Since that time, the Breitbach family has been in continuous ownership of the historical establishment which is now in its...
Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often...– Mark Jenkins
The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to...– G. K. Chesterton
Mickey's Dining Car →
Not sure if I’ll make it to St. Paul. If so, perhaps there might be a stop at Mickey’s Dining Car.
Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.– Paul Theroux
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.– Aldous Huxley
Travel does what good novelists also do to the life of everyday, placing it like...– Freya Stark
I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the...– Lillian Smith
Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the...– Elizabeth Drew
Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over...– Pat Conroy
Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples...– Maya Angelou
Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more...– Benjamin Disraeli
Little Free Library →
I came across an article describing the Little Free Library concept and I hope to visit several of these on my trip. Take a look at the website for more information. I really think it’s a wonderful idea though!
Not all those who wander are lost.– J. R. R. Tolkien
I have found out that there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like...– Mark Twain
Vista House →
Discovered this place while watching the ID channel. Will write more about it later but I’m excited to put it on my list of places to visit.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.– Tim Cahill
The journey not the arrival matters.– T. S. Eliot
If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the...– James Michener
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.– Lao Tzu
There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.– Charles Dudley Warner
A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.– Lao Tzu
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by.– Robert Frost
Main Street CA
Instead of taking the 5 all the way North, I’ve decided that I’ll take the 99 as much as I can. (The LA Times has an article about some of the things along the way.) One of the things I dislike about road trips is the feeling that you have to get past the “familiar part” before the trip can really begin. The first hurdle is getting out of your own city, then the...
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and...– Ralph Waldo Emerson
I hadn’t planned on going to Montana but I was watching the ID channel the other night (I’m totally obsessed with the ID channel) and some guy had disappeared into the mountains of Montana. They showed pictures of the “Chinese Wall” and it was incredible. Every once in a while, I see something like this and I think to myself “Wouldn’t it be fun to go...
Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re...– Paul Theroux
The Skinny Pancake →
The other day, I mentioned The Chubby Muffin. We’ll, there’s also The Skinny Pancake. And I now need a plan of attack to decide how to best manage the riches of carbohydrate options. Perhaps I shall have a crepe for breakfast or lunch and the muffin as a mid-afternoon snack. Oh, but what am I to do when I discover the other local gems of Burlington? I may wish for it to be...