A Month in the Life (When I'm 64)

Places visited by Dinny during July 2014

When I was young, I traveled to exciting places on five continents. But now that I'm old, I just putter around in my back yard, namely the 48 contiguous US states. July 2014 happened to be a heavy travel month, so I decided to document the places visited to inspire other old folks to make road trips. It's a big country, and nobody will ever see it all. This is an example of what can be seen in a month.

I began July 2014 in Iowa and ended it in Michigan. The route from Iowa to Michigan took me through both Dakotas, Montana, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky. Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, both Carolinas, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio. That's one way to get from Iowa to Michigan without touching either Indiana or Wisconsin. The list could have been bigger, but long stops occurred in 2 of the states: Illinois, where I live (10 days), and Florida, where two of my granddaughters live (8 days).

Places seen during July 2014. Each name is followed by state and date. Places in normal text were seen only in passing. Places in bold text were visited more intimately, with boots on the ground (or wet feet if it's a water body).

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PDT 25 march 2015