Route 66 – 2017/2018 (Week 1):

October 15 to October 21 (Calgary to Chicago)

Our first big Road Trip. Calgary to Chicago to Santa Monica Pier down old Route 66. The old highway. The Mother Road. 3 months and over 24,000 kms. With a few side trips along the way.

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Day 1 - Oct. 15, 2017

Day 1: Home to Great Falls, MT. Not much here, just a few shots along the way and a couple of one of nine waterfalls on the Missouri River in Great Falls.

Great Falls, MT

Day 2 - Oct. 16, 2017

Day 2: Great Falls to Buffalo, WY. Here we have a stop along the way at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, site of Custer's Last Stand. One of those places that people speak in whispers, if at all.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Day 3 - Oct. 17, 2017

Devil's Tower rises from the prairie seemingly out of nowhere. This day they decided to have a "controlled" burn of the underbrush so we were only able to hike halfway around. Still, this is impressive! It was made famous in the 1977 movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind". Then on to the Black Hills of South Dakota and another adventure tomorrow!

Devil's Tower, WY

Day 4 - Oct. 18, 2017

A one day trip through the Black Hills of South Dakota. First a few shots around historic Deadwood, then on to the Needles Highway. Beautiful. Then a few buffalo and finally after a few tunnel with views of it, Mt. Rushmore.

Mt. Rushmore, SD

Day 5 - Oct. 19, 2017

Another long day across the prairie. Rapid City, SD to Sioux City, IA. On the way a quick stop at Wall Drug. A drug store in Wall, SD, basically, the middle of nowhere that attracts upwards of two million people a year ( An interesting place.

Wall Drug Store, Wall, SD

Day 6 - Oct. 20, 2017

Sioux City, IA to La Crosse WI. More beautiful scenery, some large old houses and out first glimpse of the Mississippi River.

Day 7 - Oct. 21, 2017

La Crosse, WI to Sheridan, IL. A beautiful drive down the Mississippi River. The fall colours were wonderful. The plan was to see the Mighty Mississippi in the fall.

Fall colour on the Mississippi