For quite some time I’ve had an itch, and this year’s cool, rainy summer has done nothing to scratch it. After a bitter winter, I craved warm — no, hot weather, and I wanted a road trip.
Some people like to have a destination, entertainment and amenities when they travel — Disney World, a resort, beaches, one stop shopping, so to speak. I like road trips. That means setting a general destination and time frame, and that’s about it. What happens between departure and arrival is unscheduled. The point is to see the country and its people. The destination itself can be vague.
In this case, it was the Mississippi River.
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