Monthly Archives: July 2016


I recently overheard what I considered to be a sad restaurant conversation about a man who drove from Chicago to Los Angeles 1st diner:          “How was the drive out?” 2nd diner:         “Good trip. Uneventful. Jumped on the I-80 to the I-70, set the cruise control for 75, stopped at a couple of Holiday Inns and

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My Own Backyard

Two and a half weeks, 6,000 miles, and 20 states. Those are the stats on my recent motor home trip across the country. Beyond relaxing, visiting presidential libraries (Eisenhower, Truman and Lincoln) and seeing the National Parks #48 and #49 (Congaree and Big Bend), I was very much looking forward to sampling different BBQ joints.

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