Travel on the Side


Ahh, autumn…my favorite time of year. And the place to be is New England. After a morning trip to Flume Gorge, I was off for some leaf-peeping. First stop: Indian Head Resort, near Lincoln. They have a large (and rickety!) observation tower you can climb to get some good views of the area. Then it was off to drive the Kancamagus Highway (aka “The Kanc”) – New Hampshire Route 112 – through… Read More

Franconia Notch State Park near Lincoln, New Hampshire features the beautiful Flume Gorge. What I like about this is that it wasn’t discovered until 1808 by a nearly 90-year old woman whose family didn’t believe her when she told them! I did some hiking in the park and walked through the gorge. Also spent some time watching kayakers on the river.

Get your kicks on Route 66. The mother road – Historic Route 66, originally ran from Chicago to Santa Monica, California. On a daytrip, I drove parts of it in the small central Illinois towns of Atlanta, Lincoln, and Litchfield. Atlanta has a cute main street with a large statue of man holding a hot dog who keeps his eyes on things. In Litchfield, you can pop in to the Ariston Cafe,… Read More

Drove over to Springfield, Illinois to take in all of the Abraham Lincoln sites, including the family home, plus the state capitol building.