Photos From Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota

Beautiful Midwest Skies [adrotate group=”6″] The Drive From Kansas to South Dakota Woke up in Kansas City, KS and it looked like it rained in the few hours I slept. This was confirmed when I took Buddy out for his morning walk when it began pouring buckets, complete with lightning and thunder. I guess it was the fringe of the storm that caused all the tornadoes that touched down everywhere we had already traveled to. On the upside, there were some pretty nice cloud formations that made for some nice photographs. We blasted over to Omaha, NE and had one …

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Fun times in Hannibal, MO

Photos From Illinois, Missouri and Kansas [adrotate group=”6″] Fun Visit To Hannibal, MO Woke up in Springfield, IL to a very blustery day. We decided to head to Hannibal, MO to take a couple pictures and move on. That lasted several hours. Very cool little town, and if you appreciate Mark Twain like I do, it is a total kick. My great-grandfather was born there and Tanya had to wonder if they ever crossed paths. We then took a ride to Pershing State Park and eventually to Kansas City, KS. We did stop in Kansas City, MO because we wanted …

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Lovers Leap Day 119 of Project 365

Spent several hours in Hannibal, MO today. Just before we headed out, I was looking for Mark Twain’s Caves. I guess I got semi lost because I never found them, however, I did see a sign pointing to Lovers Leap. It was a no brainer. Today’s photo for Project 365 is one of me and my love high atop Lovers Leap, looking over the Mississippi River.

Photos From Illinois

Illinois Sights [adrotate group=”6″] Valparaiso, IN To Springfield, IL Today, Tanya and I left Valparaiso, IN and began our journey back to Southern California. While our initial plans were to spend the night in Hannibal, MO we got a little distracted along the way. We came across the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in hopes on finding Lincoln’s tomb. As it turned out, he was not buried there. We hit up Google and discovered Abe was buried in Springfield, IL. Since it was on the way to Hannibal, the detour was made. Turned out to be a great idea. Many thanks …

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California, here we come

Day 118 of Project 365 and it is time to go west. My GPS says it is 2,000 miles and 30 hours away, but I have a feeling it is going to take a lot longer and cover many more miles than that. Today’s daily photo shows Tanya, Buddy and I packed and headed out the driveway.

Photos From Lake Michigan

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore [adrotate group=”6″] Mt. Baldy Today, Tanya and I went to Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, on Lake Michigan. My initial impressions were that it was extremely cold. Buddy, my dog, thought it was a great place to run around. I was happy to get out of there without losing my hat, which I had to chase up a sand dune about three times before I said forget it, and just took it off. I will have to come back there when i return in July. I am sure it can be a nice place to visit, as …

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Gaucho’s Brazilian Steakhouse

Gaucho’s Brazilian Steakhouse [adrotate group=”6″] Valparaiso, IN The first time I visited Valparaiso, IN was 2007. My girlfriend was new to the area, so neither of us had a clue as far as any of the good restaurants in the area. It seemed that in order for us to find fine dining we had to drive an hour north to Chicago. Luckily, we happened to drive past Gaucho’s on Highway 30. Not only was the food good, the service was great. At the end of our meal we went into the cocktail lounge. Tanya had recently been introduced to Mai …

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