Trip Map

Bruce & Louise Road Trip on Roadtrippers
July 10-11, 2016 Stonington, CT
July 12, 2016 Newburgh NY, with stops in West Hartford, CT
July 13-14, 2016, Gettysburg, PA, at the Battlefield. Huge rain storm in the evening. Saw a car that split a phone pole into 3 pieces.
July 15, 2016, Columbus Ohio, we drove about 350 miles today. Tomorrow off to St. Louis
July 16, 2016, Saturday, arrived in St. Louis, stopped at Lewis & Clark Historic Site, stayed in Troy, IL Red Roof Inn
July 17, 2016 Lee's Summit, Missouri, outside Kansas City, Fairfield Marriott
July 18, 2016 Council Bluffs, Iowa, outside Omaha, NE, Fairfield Marriott

July 19, 2016, Sioux Fall, South Dakota, Comfort Inn
July 20-21, 2016, Badlands National Park, staying in Wall, South Dakota on Rt 90
July 22, 2016, South Dakota Air & Space Museum at Ellsworth Air Force Base, Box Elder, SD, Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial and Gillette, WY
July 23, 2016, Fort Phil Kearny Historical Site, WY, and the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, MT, stayed in Columbus, MT
July 24, 2016, Visited Livingston, MT and Sacajawea Park along the Yellowstone River, and the Missouri Headwaters State Park in Three Forks, Montana, stayed in Helena, MT
July 25, 2016, Gates of the Mountain on Upper Holter Lake, boat tour, stayed in Great Falls
July 26, 2016 Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, Ryan Island, and Fort Benton, Shelby, MT
July 27, 2016, Driving from Shelby, MT to Bigfork, MT around the bottom of Glacier National Park
July 28, 2016, Hanging around Bigfork, MT, visiting MT state parks around Flathead Lake and painting watercolors
July 29, 2016, Our daughter flies in to Kalispell, drive around Flathead Lake, move hotels to Kalispell, MA
July 30, 2016 Drive up to Glacier National Park
July 31 2016, Bigfork, learned to paddle board on Flathead Lake.
August 1, 2016, Hiked Avalanche Lake Trail and Lake MacDonald at Glacier
August 2, 2016, Heather back home, Hockaday Museum and drive south to Missoula, MT
August 3, 2016, Missoula, MT through the Lolo Pass, across Idaho and to Lewiston
August 4, 2016, Across eastern Washington, travel day, to Kennewick, WA
August 5, 2016, Columbia River, Bonneville Dam, Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge, Kelso, WA
August 6, 2016, Cape Disappointment and Fort Clatsop, end of the trail, Kelso, WA
August 7, 2016, Watercolor painting on the Columbia River and the Mt. St. Helens Visitors Center, Morton, WA
August 8, 2016, Mt Rainier Railroad and Logging Museum, Mt. Rainier National Park, Ashland, WA
August 9, 2016, Paradise, Mt Rainier, Skyline Trail to Myrtle Falls, Nisqually Trail and the Narada Falls. Stopped by the Dan Klennert's Ex-Nihilo Sculpture Park in Elbe, WA
August 10, 2016 Drove through Mt. Rainier, Mountain visible, Enumclaw, WA
August 11, 2016, Seattle

SAMW, Summer Acoustic Music Week, a week break from the journey to play some music
August 12, 2016, Flew back to Boston for SAMW Guitar Camp
August 14-20 SAMW Guitar Camp
August 22, 2016 Fly Back to Seattle

August 23-25, 2016, Camp at Mt. Rainier, climb Skyline trail to Glacier Vista on Mt. Rainier 6336'
August 25, 2016, Drive south into Oregon, Stay in Woodburn, OR

August 26, Continue driving south in Oregon, drove down Route 101, looking at the coast, stayed in Yachats, OR
August 27, Drove along and looked at the Oregon coast, looked at the dunes along the coast. stayed in Brookings OR,
August 28, Crossed into California today, drove down Route 101 and then Route 1, watched 3 male elks flashing their horns in play fight. staying at the Westport Hotel on Route 1 in Westport CA, North of Fort Bragg, lovely old hotel. Original built in 1890 serving the logging industry.
August 29, Continue down Rt. 1 to Port Arena, cross the mountains and continue on Rt. 101 to San Rafael. 
August 29-31, San Rafael, visiting family, doing laundry and taking a break
September 1-3, Los Angles, visiting family, Rudolf Schindler House, Japanese Noodles

Trip Home on Roadtrippers

Big Turn Back to New England
September 3, Heading up to Yosemite, Beginning the big turn home, staying in Oakhurst, CA  
September 4, 2016 Visited Yosemite National Park, staying near Topaz Lake, Nevada 
September 5, 2016, Drove to and stayed in Elko, Nevada 
September 6, 2016, Visited the Northeastern Nevada Museum in Elko, NV, drove to Idaho Falls, Idaho 
September 7-9, 2016, Camped in Grand Teton National Park. Saw Prong Horned Antelope
September 9, 2016, Drove to Yellowstone National Park, Saw fire damage at the top of the Tetons, Took a wrong turn in Yellowstone and ended up driving to Livingston, Montana for the night.
September 10, 2016, Drove across Montana from Livingston to Glendive, Montana
September 11, 2016, Drove from Montana to Bismarck, North Dakota for the evening. Visited the Makoshika State Park in Montana, looking for dinosaurs, and the Painted Rock entrance of Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota. Saw Salem Sue, world largest cow. Night in Bismarck, ND
September 12, 2016, Visited the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan in Washburn, ND outside Bismarck. Visited the Frontier Village and the worlds largest buffalo, night in Fargo, ND
September 13, 2016, Drive from Fargo, North Dakota to Ashland, Wisconsin on the edge of Lake Superior. We also drove through Minnesota to get here. 
September 14, 2016, Drive from Ashland, Wisconsin to Mackinaw City, Michigan, across the Upper Peninsula
September 15, Drive down the length of Michigan to Joliet, Illinois, visited the famous Joliet Prison and a local museum
September 16, Drive to Bloomington, Illinois to visit releatives
September 17, Drive to Chicago for more visits with friends and releatives.
September, 18, 2016, Chicago to Toledo, Ohio, Visited State Park
September, 19, 2016 Toledo, Ohio to Jamestown, NY, heading home.
September, 20, 2016, Drive to Holyoke and famous Webs Knitting Store, the center of all things knitting.
September, 21 2016, Drive to Hope Valley, RI and the completion of our mega trip. 

We drove about 12,000 miles over 2.5 month