<div>I love long distance road trips. My last one was on US 20 by motorcycle. Now, I’m looking to plan another in a MR2 Spyder, mid engine sports car. So, Route 66 comes to mind. But I think that maybe that will be a letdown with the way that trip on the mother road has gotten a lot of attention. Plus, I wouldn’t know what to do once I hit LA.</div><div>
Anybody have ideas? I was contemplating Route 2, the Great Northern, as I will be starting in Traverse City. And, driving Going to the Sun road in Glacier would be nice in that small car. How is it, traveling that northern tier of lonely country?
So, here is an idea . . . trying to put in both a few familiar places and also new territory may be nice to avoid feeling alone and disconnected. So maybe another trip on Route 20, where I’d see new country to the west of Yellowstone NP.
Frankfort MI to Chicago IL Stop to see the National Museum of Mexican Art, take in some music.
Chicago to Galena IL. A quaint river town in W Illinois.
Galena IL to Sioux City IA/NE. A stop on the Missouri River. Traveling the glaciated farmland of Iowa.
Sioux City to Chadron NE. Finally getting into unglaciated country along the Niobrara river. Stop at the Ashfall site where volcanic eruptions have entombed herds of animals from 12 million years ago. Near Chadron is Carhenge and the Museum of the fur trade.
Chadron NE to Cody WY. Long and weary drive along a pioneer route. Cody has everything “Buffalo Bill” If there is a rodeo, would plan on that.
Cody WY to Yellowstone NP. Spend time experiencing thermal features. Would like to camp, but can’t take much gear in the sportscar.
Now it’s terra incognita for me. Possibilities are Boise, Timberline Lodge on mount Hood (the exteriors in The Shining) before reaching Portland.
The time for the trip depends on getting vaccinated for COVID.