Along the Road
Sights that don't fit in other park or museum visits.
All of the photos in this "Along the Road" collection were taken by Grandma Bert.
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Grandpa drove the whole 8,148 miles.
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Approaching the Allegheny Tunnel on the Pennsylvania Turnpike first day of the trip.
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The tunnel has a curve in it.
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The Ford R&E facility is located across the road from The Henry Ford in Michigan.
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At least no one was shot at.
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The Skyway is absolutely horrible in the rain.
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No more toll roads after Illinois.
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Oshkosh, b'gosh.
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Noah's oldest brother is named Owen.
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Heading for the Fargo aviation museum.
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North Dakota farm field. Crops have begun to sprout, 16 June 2019.
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There are grain elevators and then there are GRAIN ELEVATORS! (Approaching Chase Lake National WIldlife Refuge).
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The World’s largest Sandhill Crane is near Steele, ND, along I-94.
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The wide Missouri...
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Steel sculpture "Geese in Flight" along the Enchanted Highway, a 32-mile statuary road to Regent in southwestern North Dakota.
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Close-up of the sculpture. In 2018, a lease dispute closed access to this sculpture.
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Speed limit in Montana.
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Preparing for a trip. The horses on the right are packed with supplies.
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Spotted in Montana.
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Spotted in Dillon, Montana.
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Montana sheep ranch.
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Somewhere in Montana after visiting the Bannack State Park ghost town.
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Nearing Idaho, but still in Montana.
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The Idaho speed limit on the Interstate.
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The cabin was just north of Driggs, Idaho.
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The trio drove through part of the Targhee National Forest on their way to the west entrance of Yellowstone.
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Back into Montana to reach Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone.
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West Yellowstone, Montana, is basically a tourist town with few businesses other than hotels, motels, campgrounds, restaurants and souvenier stores. Oh, and expensive gas stations. Can't forget about the gasoline.
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Returning to Idaho after a day at Yellowstone there was this sign.
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The three passed through Idaho Falls on their way to and from Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
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On the road to Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
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Crop dusting near Craters of the Moon in Idaho.
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Spotted after leaving Grand Teton National Park.
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The world's largest elkhorn arch is here, in Afton, Wyoming.
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On the way to Fossil Butte, Wyoming.
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But where is "here"?
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A couple miles from the exit to Green River, Wyoming.
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A tunnel through a mesa near Green River.
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Beautiful scenery in the vicinity of Green River.
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Lake Estes and vicinity a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Lyon, Colorado.
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Lyon's Quilting quilt shop in Lyon, Colorado.
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On the drive eastward out of Colorado to Kansas, the car approaching in this photo was the ONLY one encountered for over 50 miles.
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Every now and then, one of these things is encountered on the highway out west.
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Have to keep all those cows fed.
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Kansas City, Missouri, skyline.
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Grand Boulevard of the Americas, Kansas City, Missouri.
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The trip skirted St. Louis, where the trio had toured in 2017. This photo illustrates two of the city's important features, the Arch and the Cardinals' stadium.
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The next goal along the highway was Paducah, Kentucky, for an overnight stay. Paducah turned out to be another pleasant, unexpected place to visit.
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Spotted on the highway while still in Tennessee.
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Approaching a tunnel in Appalachian Mountains on the Interstate. The road wound and twisted and speed frequently was not very high because of it. Note there is a curve inside the tunnel!