Sunday, August 21, 2016 I was up bright and early, packed, and on the road before 8:00. So…that was my adventure in Vegas: no gambling, no shows, no getting married by (or to) an Elvis impersonator. It wasn’t long before I entered California (my 45th state). My first stop was to Anaheim to catch an … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Six: Angels in the Outfield, Idiot in the Parking Lot
Saturday, August 20, 2016 I got a slow start and it wasn’t until after lunch that I began to do some exploration of Salt Lake City. I drove downtown and spent a lengthy amount of time searching for a parking spot. I finally found a place alongside Temple Square. Unsure if there was some sort … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Five: Stormin’ the Mormons and Whatever Happens in Vegas
Thursday, August 18, 2016 I spent a relaxing morning bumming around my hotel room, then it was off to Keystone and Mount Rushmore. Unlike the first couple of days of my trip, the weather had turned cold and drizzly. Being the observant person that I was, this fact hadn’t registered with me until I was … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Four: T.R.’s Constipation, Jefferson’s Stink Eye and the Devil in Wyoming
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 I woke early to the sounds of the RVs around me firing up their engines and rolling out. What was their hurry? I thought as I struggled out of my tent. It wasn’t long before all my camping neighbors had vanished. Leisurely, I stoked up the fire and cooked up a … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Three: Where the Heck is the Scenic Overlook?
Disclaimer: There is a fun little poll at the end of this post. Please take it. I'd like to see your opinions! Tuesday, August 16, 2016 I began the day touring downtown New Ulm, a bastion of German heritage in a state renowned for its prominent Scandinavian legacy. WARNING: HISTORY LESSON COMING Many of the … Continue reading Dexy Goes West, Part Two: Rockin’ ‘Round the Glock, Going Wild(er) and Roughing it at 88 MPH
And so for your amusement and bemusement, I present the story of my travels. Some parts may be of interest to the reader, some may not. Many tales might leave you wondering just how someone as naïve as I was managed to survive the trip at all.