Katie: Storms seem to come out of nowhere pretty quickly over here. Having driven through Wind River Canyon, the sky darkens and it suddenly becomes incredibly windy. There are actual tumbleweeds blowing across the road. And it’s my turn to drive. Driving Al Dente in anything more than a light breeze feels like driving in … More Bucking broncos and bumpy roads
Dom : We get an early start, leaving the Black Hills behind us. We’re still surrounded with bikers, and they out number cars 15 to 1 at least. Some bad navigation on my part takes us out of the National Forest, and we drive almost 3/4 the circumference of the reserve in an anti-clockwise way, … More Bighorn
Katie: It’s going to be a long day heading to the Black Hills in South Dakota, so we settle into ‘driving mode’ – which basically means that we load up on snacks and water, and prepare some excellent ’21 questions’ for each other. This stage of the journey also means I have a whole new … More Buffalo and bikers
Dom: We leave Galena behind, determined to drive 260 miles. Another big slog day. We plan to get to Sioux City and then across Nebraska the day after. We should be in the famous South Dakota Black hills in 2 days. Al Dente has other ideas. We’re on the road a little over an hour … More Sioux City and the great Hack.
Katie: Nice as it was to chill at the beach for a day in Lake Michigan, I think it’s safe to say we’re relieved to be leaving the traffic jams, rush hour and pretty awful roads around the Chicago area. We stay on Interstate 90 for a while, before becoming so sick of the road … More Putting the East behind us
Dom: We leave the oh so pleasant Perrysburg with our brand new all singing all dancing fan belt, with the plan to do a short stint west. We’re getting closer to the part of the trip that I’ve been excited about the most, and as it get’s closer, I’m getting more eager to get started … More Indiana Dunes
Katie: Leaving Lake Erie behind, we drive through Pennsylvania and into Ohio, and so begin the cornfields. And they don’t end. Another thing that doesn’t end is the seemingly limitless things that Al Dente can have wrong with it. Most of them we ignore, but the loud and insistent rattling that has just started around … More Paying my way in Perrysburg